why do my teeth hurt after eating ice cream
Does it hurt whenever you bite into something cold, like ice cream, or drink something hot, like coffee? Or maybe they hurt when eating sweets or acidic foods? These are all signs associated with Sensitive Teeth, or Dentin Hypersensitivity. This is one of the most common complaints among dental patients, affecting 40 million adults a least once in their life. Why Does it Hurt? Your teeth are made up multiple layers, as shown in the image above. They become sensitive once the protective layer of enamel, or cementum, is stripped away, exposing the layer of Dentin. Dentin is a calcified layer that surrounds the root of the tooth and is made up of small individual tubes. These tubes lead straight to the root. This is where ice cream, coffee, and air pass through and reach the root, causing that sharp pain that you dont like so much.
What Causes It? Sensitive teeth can be brought on by many factors, such as:
Worn tooth enamel from brushing too aggressively, or using a hard toothbrush Tooth decay, worn leaky fillings, and broken teeth that expose the dentin of your tooth How is it Treated? Depending on the cause of the sensitivity, there are a variety of treatments that your dentist may suggest: Desensitizing Toothpaste be used to alleviate the symptoms but is not a cure. The toothpaste fills in the tubes of air in the dentin to stop anything from reaching the roots. Effectiveness takes place after about a month of consistent application.
Fluoride GelP is applied in the office and is used to repair the tooth enamel, and thus, reduce the transmission of sensations. A Crown, Inlay, or BondingP can be used to repair a flaw or decay that may be causing the sensitivity. Surgical Gum GraftP is the process of taking healthy gum tissue from some other part and placing it over the exposed root. Root CanalP may be suggested if the sensations persist and other means seem to be ineffective. However, sensitive teeth can be avoided through proper at-home oral hygiene and regular visits to Greenspoint Dental for teeth cleanings and checkups! P My daughter just told me that some ppeople have such roots on their wisdom teeth that they have to break the jaw to remove them.
EEks, I hope she,s full of CR.! That would be scarey! I did not know that could happen. I know they can cause serious headaches and sinus problems, and be a nuisance, but I did not know they were that hard to remove. My dentist told me she wanted me to come in the spring 3 years ago and have them removed. I said are they bad? She replied no but they should come out. She said they were in excellent shape as a matter of fact, except that they were floaters. She cut the flap of skin away from the top because it would catch food. I have had no trouble since! I wonder if those teeth do have something to do with that ice cream ache. Not everyone gets those either. My husband could not figure out what the heck I was talking about when I asked him about them several years ago.
He says he has never had that happen. He has never had his wisdom teeth out either. He is 50 now, he has had root canals on his front ones due to poor dental hygeine as a kid. I have never had a root cannal and all my teeth are mine. I have taken good care of them. Maybe he has no nerves left to have teeth freeze as we have. Who Knows! Does this ever happen to your kids or wife, or anyone else out there. Jim Bobs answer sounds reasonable, By the way nice to meet you JimBob, I am Karen, The pleasure is mine. ( I am offering my hand. Now I am shaking yours. ) AH, nice firm hand shake there buddy! Nice to meet you!
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