Just as with the rest of the human body, tooth pain and sensitivity may be the body’s way of alerting the patient that there is a bigger problem looming within their mouth. This type of signal is often the natural occurring symptom of the nerves relaying messages back to the brain to report that there is infection, damage, or disease that needs to have attention paid to it.
When tooth pain and sensitivity are present, it is a good idea to schedule a dentist’s appointment to determine exactly what is causing it. While it may be something that a simple procedure such as having a resin applied to stop enamel loss can take care of, or it may also be something far more serious that needs attention immediately to stop further damage from taking place.
Tooth pain and sensitivity can be a precursor to decay and disease. Through a routine examination and X-rays, the dentist can rule out these problems. If decay or disease is present, then this can be treated with fillings, crowns, bridges, or root canals. The treatment will be indicative of the severity of the problem.
Tooth pain and sensitivity can sometimes be treated just by switching to products that eliminate the sharp and sudden aches that are sometimes related to extremely hot or cold beverages or foods.
Mouth washes or rinses along with other products that are high in potassium nitrates and fluoride may also be what the dentist recommends. Of course, it is always recommended to brush and floss regularly and to schedule and attend examinations as part of a great oral hygiene regime. If there are other instructions, the dentist will counsel the patient accordingly.