Tooth pain from sensitive teeth is a common problem that affects many people.
In fact, roughly 40% of people experience issues with sensitive teeth or tooth pain, starting around the age of 20, primarily from the loss of tooth enamel.
Top Tooth Pain Relief Options
- Sensitivity Toothpaste
- Avoiding Extremely Cold or Hot Foods
- Avoiding Extremely Acidic Foods
- Teeth Bonding
- Gum Grafting
- Root Canal
- Tooth Filling/Replacement
Your relief options really depend on understanding what’s causing your tooth pain or sensitivity.
Causes Of Tooth Pain
- Enamel Erosion
- Receding Gums
- Teeth Whitening
- Dental Procedures
- Brushing or Flossing
- Cavities or Tooth Decay
- Cracked or Broken Teeth
The two most common causes of tooth pain or sensitivity are enamel erosion and receding gums.
Enamel is the hard, white outer layer of our teeth. If it wears away, it can expose the dentin layer, which leads to tooth pain or sensitivity.
This is typically caused overtime by acidic foods, teeth grinding or aggressive/hard brushing.
Receding gums can also contribute to tooth pain or sensitivity. They can be caused by aggressive/hard brushing, gum disease or age.
If you’re tooth pain or sensitivities are occasional, it’s possible they’re related to an enamel issue and can be treated with special toothpastes.
These toothpastes contain ingredients like stannous fluoride and potassium nitrate to help replace and create a barrier over these sensitive areas and helping to sooth exposed nerves.
If you’re experiencing constant, severe pain, you should consult a dentist immediately. As noted above, it may take a dental procedure to fix your pain or sensitivity, depending on your oral health.