Why are My Teeth Tingling?

Why are My Teeth Tingling?

That tingling sensation that you have in your teeth is known as tooth sensitivity. It is a common condition that affects millions of Americans. It does not affect any particular risk group and can happen to anyone. Vita Dental Spring has worked on numerous tooth sensitivity cases and has a lot of information to share regarding causes and remedies.

Causes of Tooth Sensitivity

Some of the common causes of tooth sensitivity include:

  • Teeth Grinding

Grinding one’s teeth, a condition officially known as Bruxism is a common cause of tooth sensitivity. Bruxism itself is a common condition that mostly occurs when one is sleeping, so it is difficult to tell whether one is a victim.

Fortunately, there are several remedies for bruxism. Vita Dental Spring recommends wearing a mouth guard before going to bed. 

  • Worn Tooth Enamel

The tooth enamel is the outer layer or surface of a tooth. It is hard by design – it protects the sensitive roots and tissues from external factors. However, hard as it may be, enamel wears off over time depending on how well you take care of your teeth. When this happens the roots and other sensitive tissues are prone to sensitivity from exposure to extreme temperatures and even touch.

Vita Dental Springs also offers guidelines on proper dental care and monitors your dental health to ensure that your enamels are always healthy. 

  • Receding Gums

Gum recession is also a common condition and cause of tooth sensitivity. This is a condition in itself with its own causes and remedies. However, tooth sensitivity is one of its symptoms. It occurs when bacteria build up on the open gaps where the gums once covered. The bacteria eat at the base of the teeth and expose sensitive tissues, thus leading to tingling when exposed to diverse factors such as heat and cold.

Fortunately, there are several recipes for gum recession. Vita Dental Spring has effective remedies for gum recession as well as tooth sensitivity.

  • Dental Treatment

Certain forms of dental treatment may also cause tooth sensitivity owing to disturbance. Some of the common examples, in this case, include teeth whitening, tooth restoration, orthodontics, and even professional cleaning in some cases. Fortunately, the sensitivity is usually temporary in most cases – it ceases when one recovers.

Vita Dental Spring has a team of outstanding dentists who offer a wide range of dental treatments with minimal side-effects. 

  • Acidity 

Tooth sensitivity is also common when consuming acidic foods and beverages. This is because acid is hostile to sensitive body tissues.

The acid in foods and drinks tends to seep up into open spaces in teeth and gums, eventually making its way up the roots and other soft tissues. The result is sharp or mild sensitivity depending on how acid makes its way in. the sensitivity is especially severe among people suffering from gum recession and tooth decay. Again, Vita Dental Spring has remedies for sensitivity caused by acidity as well as nutritional recommendations where treatment fails.

Remedies for Tooth Sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity is irritating and even painful, but it does have effective remedies. Remedies range from simple DIY treatments to complex dental treatments depending on the nature of your condition. Here is an overview of common treatment options:

  • Desensitizing Toothpaste

Mild cases of tooth sensitivity can be easily treated using desensitizing toothpaste. This toothpaste comes with additional ingredients that help numb roots and other soft tissues, thus making them insensitive to irritants such as heat and touch. It is important to consult the dentist before buying any desensitizing toothpaste.

  • Bonding and Crowning

Tooth flaw and decay are common causes of tooth sensitivity. These conditions are treated through crowning, bonding, and inlays, and this also helps treat sensitivity. However, this remedy only works when flaw and decay are the actual causes of sensitivity. 

  • Surgical Gum Graft

As explained earlier, gum recession is one of the common causes of tooth sensitivity. A surgical gum graft is a remedy given for severe gum recession. It helps to cover open gums and protect the roots and other soft tissues. Successful gum grafting helps treat not only gum recession but also teeth sensitivity and other related conditions – Vita Dental Spring offers special surgical gum graft for tooth sensitivity and other conditions.

  • Root Canal

Some cases of teeth sensitivity are so severe that they are unbearable. In most cases, the aforementioned remedies have little or no effect. This calls for complex remedies which mostly include root canal. This involves removing the roots under your teeth, thus preventing any sensations at all. This remedy may seem radical but it is effective not only for tooth sensitivity but also many other conditions.

Suffering from Tooth Sensitivity?

Are you suffering from tooth sensitivity? You don’t need to worry – we have all the right remedies here at Vita Dental Spring. We have vast experience with this condition and a 100% success rate. Visit us or contact our customer care department to learn more about our tooth sensitivity remedies.