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Tooth Sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity happens when the protective enamel on teeth is damaged. Enamel protects the more delicate part of the tooth, called dentin, that lives below the gumline. Dentin has tiny tubes that connect to the tooth’s nerve centre. So when it’s exposed to hot, cold or acidic food or beverages, the result is a shocking pain.

Your dentist needs to know if your teeth are sensitive because the causes can include:

  • Receding gums

  • Gum disease

  • Worn tooth enamel

  • Teeth clenching

  • Worn fillings

Information as per the ODA


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