The condition of aching teeth is an occurrence that is often found in everyday life in the community. One in seven of the dental patients complained of a sore tooth. Aching teeth or sensitive teeth, which in medical terms of dentist are called hypersensitive dentin, are experienced by many adults, the coverage can only be on 1 or more teeth. The causative factor for sensitive teeth is the opening of the tooth, namely the dentinal tubule which is adjacent to the tooth nerve fibers so that if there is stimulation on the dentinal tubule it will cause a reaction to the tooth nerve in the form of pain.
Stimulation that triggers a sense of pain in sensitive teeth in the form of cold, hot, sour, and sweet food and drinks, then a momentary pain will arise with the intensity of mild aches to sharp pain. The opening of the dentinal tubules is caused by 3 factors of erosion, attrition, and abrasion, recession, all of which are influenced by diet, age of tooth wear, certain diseases, and errors in brushing. Here are tips on caring for sensitive teeth and efforts to prevent further damage:
Use a special toothpaste for sensitive teeth, the ingredients in this toothpaste such as Hydroxyapatite (HAP Mineral), Potassium Citrate and Sodium Fluoride are ingredients that can restore lost tooth minerals and protect exposed dentin tubules so as to relieve symptoms of sensitive teeth.
Reduce and avoid acidic foods and drinks such as orange juice and other acidic fruit juices.
Avoid habits that trigger erosion, namely holding back acidic drinks, soda and coffee in the mouth longer, sucking on acidic fruits such as oranges and mango seeds.
Use a toothbrush with a rounded head and soft bristles so as not to cause gum damage that causes the gums to droop.
Consult a dentist if the pain persists after using toothpaste. The treatment that will be given by the dentist will vary depending on the severity of the filling, from the dental nerve treatment to periodontal surgery.