If enjoying hot, cold or sweet food leads to tooth pain, you may have a sensitive tooth. Under normal the dentin of the tooth (the layer that immediately surrounds the nerves of the tooth) is covered by enamel. Over time the enamel layer can get thinner, thus providing less protection. This leads to sensitivity of the tooth. There are a few instances where the thinning of the enamel is accelerated. They are improper brushing, acidic beverages, gum diseases, chipped off or fractured tooth and decayed tooth.

What can I do about it?

We at Root 32, help you to find out exact reason for the sensitivity, which is the key to manage it. Our specialist doctors take time to educate the patients choosing the right toothbrush, tooth paste and brushing technique that prevent damage to the enamel. As a part of managing the problem, we prescribe medicated tooth paste, apply fluoride varnish or desensitising agent, place a filling to build the areas that has lost the enamel.

Can Tooth Enamel Be Restored?

Once tooth enamel is damaged, it cannot be brought back. However, weakened enamel can be restored to some degree by improving its mineral content. Although toothpastes and mouthwashes can never 'rebuild' teeth, they can contribute to this remineralization process.