“My teeth ache when it’s really cold outside… why does this happen?”
Experiencing tooth sensitivity because of low, cold temperatures is not unlike a little ‘jolt’ in your mouth from a cold beverage or food. Sensations like these are often caused by exposed dentin, the core tissue inside of teeth. Dentin is usually covered by tooth enamel, but, over time, the enamel can wear thin, erode away completely or even decay. Downtown Family Dental can help with Tooth Pain From Cold Weather.
Other causes of tooth sensitivity during cold weather may include:
Grinding or clenching your teeth
Periodontal (gum) disease
Inflamed pulp (irritated blood vessels and nerves in a tooth)
teeth whitening products and treatments
Tooth Pain From Cold Weather
Tell Dr. Amanda Ganshert and Dr. Robert Konen about your toothaches so she/he can help determine the cause of the issue. Dr. Ganshert and Dr. Konen will use specific diagnostic instruments and blow air across your teeth to test the severity of your sensitivity, while pinpointing its exact location.
Depending on the cause, the solution to your sensitivity could be as simple as switching to a desensitizing toothpaste or mouth wash. If your teeth are hypersensitive and ache on a daily basis, Dr. Ganshert and Dr. Konen may recommend a plastic coating or a filling to resolve the issue. Should inflamed tooth pulp be the culprit, the issue is usually remedied with a root canal treatment.
Winter is long in Wisconsin and we recommend that you make a dental appointment to find out exactly what is causing your tooth sensitivity. In the meantime, if you can’t make it in for a little while, start by avoiding eating acidic food, stop whitening treatments and don’t aggressively brush your teeth and gums.
Contact our office at Downtown Family Dental of Baraboo today to schedule an appointment: (608) 356-3790