Feeling the Familiar Zing of Root Sensitivity?
Root sensitivity can creep up on you! It may hit you when you are enjoying that ice cold beverage with that zinging sensation. What causes this? Should you contact your dentist if it goes away quickly? Here is what you need to know about root sensitivity and how to manage it.
What Causes My Tooth to Feel Sensitive?
There are actually a few different factors that can contribute to root sensitivity such as:
- Clenching and grinding your teeth, also known as bruxism
- Breakdown of an old dental restoration - sensitivity could indicate decay underneath
- Brushing too vigorously can cause root exposure and sensitivity
- A dental infection in the root, or pulp of your tooth
- Gum disease
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