Ogden Dentist Video #19:
What is Tooth Sensitivity?
In this video, Dr. Jim Ellis, DDS (a dentist in Ogden, Utah) discusses what a tooth sensitivity is.
Tooth sensitivity (common name for Dentine hypersensitivity) is a pretty common thing. There are many people in the world that just will never be able to bite down on a Popsicle. Sometimes, the teeth are just not capable of functioning in very, very cold or very, very hot liquids, and that’s okay. The thing that we get worried about is if that sensitivity changes.
If you start to notice that the sensitivity, on a scale of 1 to 10, if 10 being the most sensitive you used to be a 3 and now you’re up at a 5, then there’s something going on that we need to check. Or if the sensitivity that used to be generalized is localizing to say, one tooth or two teeth in a certain spot, that’s not what should be happening. Generalized sensitivity is okay, but if that is increasing or stating to localize then we really need to take a look if there’s some other causes to be making your teeth sensitive.
Hopefully, this video has answered your question. If you have any other questions, we have a whole library of videos. If there is something that you have that hasn’t been answered, you can feel free to give me a call at (801) 783-3490. Thank you so much and have a good day.
Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkhHxkQn-go