Some of us must have experienced sensitive teeth, or while reading this article, you are experiencing sensitivity to your teeth. Well, here I will discuss a little of my knowledge about sensitivity to teeth. Some questions that might arise in your tracing are actually what is meant by sensitive teeth? what causes sensitive teeth? how to prevent it? then if it’s already sensitive teeth, how do you handle it? I will answer all these questions.
What are sensitive teeth?
Sensitive teeth are general terms used to indicate the presence of dentine hypersensitive due to thinning of enamel, decreased gums and opening of dentine, a layer below the enamel. Pain associated with sensitivity occurs in the dental nerve, pain from sensitive teeth is not always permanent; some are temporary and temporary but periodic. Unrelenting pain may be a sign of a more serious problem. However, it is important for you to discuss
these symptoms with your dentist to determine the cause and further treatment, because this problem will be very disturbing if not followed up.
Causes of sensitive teeth
From the results of research by experts in the USA, as many as 50-90%, sufferers give great / excessive pressure when brushing their teeth. The habit of brushing teeth with excessive pressure can make the gums become irritated or gum down from the neck of the teeth, over time the roots of the tooth will open (gingival recession), neck cavities, the enamel layer will decrease in thickness so that when drinking cold, sour / sweet water or even touching the bristles will feel sore. Oral hygiene / poor oral conditions, buildup of plaque / tartar, which is a “home” living millions of germs in the oral cavity. Gradually tartar can irritate the gums so that the gums will bleed easily, also comes a bad breath that is not “fresh”. The formation of imperfect enamel (enamel hypoplasia) can also occur in certain individuals. This situation will also make the teeth sensitive. Food impaction / accumulation of food debris in the meeting area of teeth with teeth / tooth contact. The rest of this food infiltrates through the neck of the tooth and is difficult to reach for a toothbrush so that it will be difficult to clean, over time the inflation will be more and more, pressing the gum pocket deeper than normal. Broadly speaking, the causes of tooth sensitivity are:
Poor oral hygiene (OH-)
Bleaching (tooth surface bleaching)
Erosion of email
brushing teeth is too strong
Prevention of sensitive teeth
To prevent teeth from becoming sensitive, the key is to reduce excess pressure when brushing your teeth, using a toothbrush with a type of bristle that is not hard and brushing your teeth in the right way. Use toothpaste specifically for sensitive teeth. Routinely check your teeth to the dentist, try not to drink/eat hot and cold at the same time.
Treatment of sensitive teeth
The steps that require to be considered for sufferers who have sensitive teeth are;
Eliminating the bad habit of brushing your teeth with excessive pressure.
Brushing your teeth in the right way and time.
Using soft/soft toothbrush types do not use damaged bristles.
Use a toothpaste containing strontium chloride/potassium nitrate/fluoride or gargle with a mouthwash containing the above substances. According to the researchers, this substance can form crystallization bonds and cover porous-porous on the crown surface of the teeth that are many nerve vessels (dentinal tubules) / root surfaces of the teeth that are open, to eliminate complaints of sensitive teeth.
In the condition of an open tooth root / a hole in the neck of the tooth should have been patched.
In the case of thin teeth/enamel (enamel hypoplasia) a crown jacket is usually made.
Use the oxalate compound or with a bonding agent to cover dentinal porous / tubules.
With the many cases above, it is appropriate for patients who have the same complaints, always pay attention to the steps that have been explained. God willing, by enforcing discipline in maintaining dental and oral health all your complaints will be decreased or lost, the activity will be smooth.