Reasons for Extreme Tooth Sensitivity
At certain points in your life, you are highly likely to have brought a spoonful of hot soup to your lips, or taken a bite out of an ice cream cone or sandwich, and suddenly felt a sharp pain in your tooth (or in more than one). You pause for a minute to recover from the pain and surprise, but then you simply shrug the experience off as something that always happens when you eat hot or cold foods, and continue eating.
Tooth Sensitivity Due to Temperature
Experiencing some sensitivity to hot, cold or acidic foods is quite common, but as any reputable dentist will tell you, it’s possible that you may need to be a bit more concerned about what the pain could be telling you. If you feel this pain in your teeth and you have a few other symptoms at the same time (examples are swollen gums, loose teeth or significant pain while chewing), then you may be more than just plain sensitive — you could be experiencing extreme tooth sensitivity. To understand why you experience extreme tooth sensitivity, it helps to learn about the different parts of your tooth:
- The crown is the part of the teeth found above the gumline. A layer of protective enamel covers the crown.
- The root is the part of the teeth found below the gumline. It also has a protective coating like enamel