Hypersensitivity treatment

Severe pain while eating or drinking cold, sweet or sour foods or in contact with cold air may indicate tooth hypersensitivity. Usually the reason is uncovering the teeth roots due to gums receding or damage and rubbing off the enamel protecting access to the nerve of the tooth. The most common causes of hypersensitivity are:
- gums and teeth diseases, so called caries,
- improper brushing technique,
- parafunctions ie, grinding or clenching of teeth,
- poor diet,
- vitamin deficiency.

Hypersensitivity can be treated by strengthening the teeth with fluoride (dental varnishing), protecting the exposed neck of the tooth, using an appropriate dental prophylaxis.