Dental hypersensitivity is termed as the sharp pain experienced from the exposed dentin in response to any external stimuli. Eroded tooth enamel is the prime reason for developing sensitive teeth and it can be prevented only by maintaining proper oral hygiene. Tooth sensitivity to cold can be localised in a single tooth or it can affect all the teeth. Some people with a mild type of tooth sensitivity do not experience severe symptoms and they are quite used to it. Tooth sensitivity is felt even if one breathes in cold air or while washing one’s mouth with cold water during the winter. However, tooth sensitivity can be a permanent problem causing difficulties in eating either too cold or very hot food.
Expert dentist, Dr. Aman Arora, M.D.S., and a private practitioner in New Delhi is of the view that tooth sensitive to cold and hot food arises from damaged enamel and that can lead to tooth decay with the formation of pus filled abscess.
Irritation and inflammation of the internal dentinal nerves results in tooth sensitivity to cold and this can arise from a number of reasons.
The enamel acts as the protective layer providing strength to the teeth enabling you to eat comfortably. Proper care of dental health must be taken maintaining oral hygiene and going for regular dental check-ups.
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