When your teeth detect changes in temperature, both cold and/or hot; it’s the discomfort you feel when you eat, drink and breathe; it can either be cold or hot sensitive… this is temperature sensitivity.
There are many causes of temperature sensitivity which may include but are not limited to:
• Bite pressures
• Gum disease
• Acid destruction
• Food, drink, etc.
• Old fillings leaking
• Other dental work leaking
• Shrinking gums (recession)
• Sonic toothbrushes
• Alcohol-containing mouth washes
• Toxic chemicals such as peroxide, bleaches, etc.
• Inflammation of the neurovascular bundle inside the tooth
WHAT CAN BE DONE TO TREAT TEMPERATURE SENSITIVITY?
- Implement the home care instructions when you connect on your first visit
- Receive detailed cleanings with a registered dental hygienist.
- A proper diagnosis is key to determine the underlying cause.
- Take appropriate actions to prevent the cause.
- Follow through and treat as required.
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