Teeth can be sensitive to cold and hot for many reasons. An important distinction is that if a tooth is sensitive to heat, it is more of a problem than if sensitive to cold. When you drink a cup of coffee or a bowl of soup and your tooth hurts it is usually from a nerve inside the tooth that is dying or has died. The heat expands gas inside the tooth and it is painful. This informs us that for some reason, like decay, a fracture or trauma, the nerve and blood flow inside the tooth is compromised and a root canal is needed to fix the situation. This procedure can actually be done quite easily.
Reasons for cold sensitivity are
These are the main reasons a tooth may be cold sensitive. The good news is that treatment at our office can alleviate all of these conditions. First we must diagnose the problem, then we will discuss the best treatment plan for you.
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