Why are my teeth sensitive?

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By Brandie Umar, Executive Director of ContentLast modified: October 05, 2011



Why Are My Teeth Sensitive?

If teeth hurt when something hot or cold touches them that normally means that there is a slight crack of fracture or the enamel on the teeth has worn thin. Dental abscesses can sometimes cause sensitivity to heat.

Treatment: Cracked or thinning tooth enamel are treated with dental crowns to cap and seal the tooth. If dental abscesses are around the tooth and the gum is not damaged, dentists can drain the pus from the abscess and treat the infection with medication. If the abscess is in the gum pockets surrounding teeth or is inside the tooth itself, pocket reduction surgery or root canal treatment may be necessary.













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