Sometimes, hot, cold, sweet or even sour foods can trigger a sharp, uncomfortable sensation in the teeth. This is called tooth sensitivity. The roots of a tooth have innumerable tiny channels or tubules that lead to the pulp or the inner, soft chamber of the tooth. The stimuli of hot, cold or sweet travels through the tubules to the nerve centre of the tooth. Oral health experts in wimpole street say that this happens when the outer dentin layer of a tooth wears away because of various factors, including receding gums.
The various dental conditions that are known to cause this problem include:
In addition to these factors a private cosmetic dentist in London says, consuming large amounts of acidic foods or drinks and using the wrong dental products may also give rise to this problem.
Tooth sensitivity is curable
Fortunately, tooth sensitivity is a reversible problem. There are certain remedies that you can even try out at home to cure the problem and reduce sensitivity.
Rinsing with saline water
Rinsing with saline water relieves tooth sensitivity. Salt water improves the pH balance in the mouth and an alkaline environment is created. Harmful bacteria cannot survive in this alkaline environment.
Clove is a very useful in dentistry mostly because of its anti inflammatory, anti bacterial and antiseptic properties. It also helps alleviatenormal toothache and oral infections, with its analgesic effect.
Guava leaves were prescribed to cure toothache in the ancient Vedas of India, because of their analgesic properties. This home remedy works best when you’re suffering from pain resulting from tooth sensitivity. According to the latest studies, the leaves of the guava tree are rich in flavonoids like quercetin and keampferol. They are also rich in anti-inflammatory and pain-killing properties.
Our expert at the Wimpole Dental Clinic suggests trying these remedies at home for prompt relief.