Why Are My Teeth So Sensitive?


Sensitive teeth are one of the most common dental issues we face at Wyndham Dental. While it can be temporary, sometimes this could mean that there’s something more serious to be addressed. Here are some of the most common causes for cold sensitivity and how we can help treat it or how you can manage it!

Gum recession

Gum tissues are meant to cover the roots of our teeth. Our roots don’t have protective enamel in the same manner our teeth do. And the layer underneath your enamel is made out of dentin, which is extremely sensitive to colder temperatures. This means that they are more vulnerable when you suffer from gum recession since it exposes the roots of your teeth. Your receding gums could be caused by aggressive brushing or gum disease. Come in for a consultation to identify if you have an underlying infection and make sure when brushing your teeth, to use a soft-bristled brush, and not bear down on it too much.

Tooth decay

Cavities that aren’t treated in early stages can eventually worsen to erode the outer protective enamel and expose sensitive inner layer (dentin). As your teeth eventually break down due to the infection, this leaves it more vulnerable. In order to prevent this from happening you need a consistent oral hygiene routine in place. This means regular brushing, flossing and dental checkups for professional cleaning that will spot cavities in their earliest stages.

Cracked tooth

When your fracture, crack or similarly injure your teeth, cold stimuli can seep down the crack deep into the more sensitive inner layer of your teeth. The risk of cracks, fractures or broken dental work is particularly high with those with tend to grind or clench their teeth so in such instances we recommend wearing a mouthguard at night to protect your smile!

Been experiencing cold sensitivity? Schedule your consultation with Wyndham Dental today to figure out the underlying cause!