If your teeth hurt when you eat ice-cream, drink hot beverages, or eat sour foods or citrus, you may have "sensitive teeth". Sensitivity can be every now and again or frequent, and the level of discomfort experienced can vary. Some people even feel pain from simply breathing in cold air! The pain experienced by sufferers is often described as sharp and sudden; others say they feel like their teeth are ‘on edge’.
If the pain is getting you down, or you are tired of not being able to eat your favourite foods, book an appointment with Pambula Village Dental Practice to discuss your particular situation. We can identify the underlying cause of your sensitivity and recommend the best oral hygiene practices to help reduce your discomfort and maintain the health of your teeth.
While most tooth sensitivity can be avoided by brushing and flossing regularly, correcting your brushing technique, using a softer toothbrush or having regular dental check-ups, some tooth sensitivity is caused by more serious problems, including tooth decay, a fractured filling, a cracked tooth or even a root canal problem.
In some cases, tooth sensitivity or tooth ache is a result of an infected nerve inside the tooth. Symptoms may present as temperature and/or pressure sensitivity, or localised swelling. After careful diagnosis to confirm this condition, treatment is either to extract the infected tooth or remove the infected material from the inside of the tooth – root canal therapy.
Endodontic treatment may require up to 3 appointments to be completed, depending on the circumstances at the time, and your tooth will often need a crown afterwards.
To BOOK your appointment, please call our friendly team on 02 6495 6455 who will discuss your needs and make a suitable time for your treatment.
Alternatively, you can send us an email and we will contact you.