My incisor teeth have become very sensitive. What can I do to protect them?
Q. My front two incisor teeth have become very sensitive. This happened quite suddenly when I was at a cinema and eating sweets. The bottom lining of my incisor has become very sensitive, this sensitivity is exacerbated when I suck air through my teeth and I can feel the sensitivity. This occurred over the past few days and immediately I have switched to pro enamel toothpaste and I am going to make an appointment with my dentist about this. I am 20 years old, and while I have not taken great care in the past (I had 2 root canals) nowadays I am quite meticulous about my dental care, so this occurring now is quite baffling. I use an electric Oral B toothbrush and I don’t know the reason for this, has my enamel worn away due to excessive brushing or poor care taking. This sensitivity is heightened when I eat food which predominantly uses my incisors such as sandwiches or snacks. What should I do to protect my teeth?,
A. You need to see your dentist, he will more than likely take some x-rays to rule out the nerves dying in these teeth. If it is just sensitivity there is a very good desensiting toothpaste called duraphat your dentist should sell this.
Dr Kailesh Solanki
Kissdental – UK Practice of the Year 2007
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