How to stop sensitive teeth pain immediately


It is fortunate not to feel tooth sensitivity while biting your favourite ice cream or sweet. The remaining of us are still thinking twice about eating this stuff, battling from consumption of sweets, cold or hot, or from having your favourite food. Do brushing off your teeth actively or vigorously cause you unbearable short-term pain? We have acknowledged your trouble and come up with some solutions to your problems along with educating you about the causes and how to get relief from such pain. 

But isn’t it necessary to know about the problem before you get into its causes?

Topics to be covered 

  1. What do you understand about tooth sensitivity?
  2. What are the causes of tooth sensitivity
  3. What to do if you feel tooth sensitivity 
  4. Takeaway


Before we proceed with a solution to the problem, you have been facing since long ago.  It is necessary to understand the basic problem of the most commonly occurring oral problem: tooth sensitivity. The word tooth sensitivity refers to a condition in which the nerves of your teeth are excited by some external stimuli, which cause a sharp, shooting pain often referred to as toothache or discomfort in one or more than one tooth.  The external stimuli can be hot and cold beverages or sweet or spicy food. The condition of teeth sensitivity can be treated by visiting a dentist or on your own. There could also be more than one reason other than food or drinks, which can cause such a condition. 


The major cause of tooth sensitivity occurs when the dentin( a layer of tooth beneath the enamel) or cementum( layer covering the root) becomes exposed along with gum recession.  The uncovering of the root can be due to receding gums. 

Some reasons for sensitive teeth

  1. Rough brushing habit- we often misjudge the brushing technique by applying too much pressure instead of using the proper method. Applying ample pressure while brushing is considered more harmful. It is one of the main reasons for sensitive teeth. The enamel will wear off and will expose dentin and momentum, leading to sensitive teeth. 
  2. Tooth grinding- The habit of grinding their teeth while sleeping, commonly known as bruxism, is another cause of tooth sensitivity.  This is because when you rub your upper arch teeth with the lower arch, the enamel of the teeth wears off, and dentin is exposed in the oral cavity, resulting in teeth sensitivity. 
  3. Gum infection- a severe inflammation of gums causes gum receding problems, or deep periodontal pockets, due to which roots of teeth are being exposed, which is also the reason for tooth sensitivity.  
  4. Momentary teeth sensitivity – this momentary sensitivity of teeth rarely arises after the person has undergone a teeth whitening procedure. Such teeth sensitivity ends after a short period. 



After you discover that you have sensitive teeth, the most important thing you need to know is to maintain your routine dental care. There are also numerous treatments to cure tooth sensitivity apart from the dental care routine, which must be acknowledged. 
#1. Use of sensitizing toothpaste

In recent years you must have seen different advertisers revealing and normalising the problem of tooth sensitivity and offering a cure to it. Dental hygienists also recommend sensitising toothpaste as the best treatment for teeth sensitivity. Such toothpaste is specially formulated for curing sensitivity, as your normal day-to-day toothpaste may not work efficiently.

Several companies are manufacturing this kind of toothpaste under different brand names.  Try which suits you best. Apart from this, applying sensitising toothpaste on the exposed dentin or cementum before bed can also help to reduce tooth sensitizing problems. 

#2. Visiting the dentist

the moment when you start experiencing too much sensitivity in your teeth, it’s high time to see a dental hygienist. Visiting the dentist will help you to understand and cure the sensitivity.  The dentist will assess some treatments or procedures to eradicate the issue. 

#3. Use of Fluoride

The dentist may use fluoride on the sensitive tooth areas to enhance their strength enamel and decrease pain. Your doctor will also suggest to you the use of fluoride by yourself.   

  1. Desensitizing or bonding– Sometimes, in severe cases, when your root is exposed, your doctor will apply a resin bonding agent to cure it. 
  2. Surgical gum graft– in cases with gum loss and exposed roots, your dentist will use the gum graft procedure in which the doctor will cut gums from elsewhere in your mouth and apply them to the gum receded area of your mouth. This procedure will reduce sensitivity. 
  1. Root canal– a root canal is considered the most efficient treatment for tooth sensitivity when no other treatments are successful. The root canal is the most acceptable treatment among people in which the softcore ( dental pulp) is removed, which reduces the sensitivity pain. 
  2. Follow up a good oral hygiene routine: routine oral hygiene is the utmost procedure for sensitive teeth. Use soft bristle brushes and appropriate brushing techniques, and avoid acidic products in your diet. All these self-assessed procedures help you reduce the sensitivity pain. 


For healthy oral hygiene and eliminating teeth sensitivity, the only way to treat it is to take proper care of your oral cavity. The person must be familiar with the appropriate brushing technique and habits for a healthy mouth. Visiting your dentist periodically, use improved quality dental care products. Using electric brushes can be a good move toward a healthy oral cavity.  The Ministry of Smile acknowledges your problem and gives its best to cure it completely. Choose qualify, choose ministry of a smile.

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