Hypersensitivity and the modern treatments
Tooth sensitivity is a specific condition which causes sharp pain in the teeth after brushing or drinking cold or hot water. This is basically a symptom or side effect of an underlying condition rather than a disease on its own. It is due to the exposure of the soft tissue called dentin, which is otherwise covered by the enamel or the gums. This dentin is connected to lots of nerve endings. Hence, this causes sensitivity in response to any external stimuli like temperature change, chemical contact.
The sensitivity of the tooth, being one of the most common conditions among this generation, can be caused by variety of reasons like using hard brushes which may be harsh on the teeth, rigorous brushing, gum inflammation, cavities, infections, cracked teeth, teeth clenching leading to enamel damage, and so on. Some dental procedures also could cause short term sensitivity which will fade away soon after the procedure ends.
The treatments can be as simple as using a desensitizing toothpaste to clinical procedures depending on the severity of the problem. There are many sensitivity related toothpastes available in the market which would reduce the problem after regular usage. There are also some dental procedures which would involve filling the exposed area with desensitizing agents.
Modern dentists use Laser technology for the desensitizing teeth treatment which is considered to be a painless clinical procedure. With the Laser technology being used for other dental ailments like tooth decay, gum filling, teeth whitening and so on, they are considered more effective. The laser is used to melt the tooth surface, thus occluding the dentin tubules. This helps in eliminating the sensitivity for a long time.
With the advancements in the dental field, the hypersensitivity of the teeth is considered a very minor condition which can be diagnosed and treated in no time, provided you have regular appointments with your dentist.