I have severe sensitive teeth - my teeth look fantastic under x ray but the outside of the teeth under the gums burns and stings all the time and sometimes electric shocks if I eat sugar or drink tea - I can't talk or eat properly - opening my mouth and air causes pain.
I can feel the problem is physical and real not facial pain - it started with few sharp pains for a second when I drank coffee - and I had sulfury acid feeling around the teeth then after 6 months the pain became sharper until spontaneous - all the teeth on bottom left jaw were burning around the edges all the time and would radiate to my face - three of them the outside of my teeth would burn like crazy and the whole tooth would go of as if I have infection but no signs of dental infections - it feels like chemicals are slowly eroding the part of the tooth where the enamel stops and slightly receding gums makes microscopic chanels that allows food and liquids to go down where they should not be able to go causing iritation and slight erosion that cannot be cleaned off because it's too far under the gum and in awkard spots like right between the teeth in deep invisible pockets - I don't have gum disease and the recession is not much - the bone is slightly going but have been told completely normal for 36 year old and not something to be treated.
I had three root canals because I was not able to open my mouth or move my face.
This WORKED. I am sure it's not facial pain.
But I have in two remaining teeth on either side of the root canals - my wisdom tooth and my canine
I have used desensiting solutions, relief acp, swabs, carpelite, crezophene - diluted - only a drop this works to prevent plaque forming because my teeth can't handle it and toothpaste is not good enough to prevent 100% - solution provided by dentist and told it's not going to cause painful damage - he uses it in root canals to destroy nerve remnants but it works as antiseptic if put on the outside of the teeth - this is not causing the pain - if I don't use it the pain gets worse after a month or so.
I have also tried bonding and very thin layer of filling on the canine - this hurt alot for 2 months but I persevered and it went down but now has come back underneath.
It feels like something needs 'covering up' - if I put pressure with my finger around my teeth it dulls the pain - it hurts when exposed - if I move my jaw around it opens the bit between the teeth where is normally stuck together and this causes pain.
Is there something serious that you can put on sensitive teeth to REALLY stop the pain - something potent you can paint on - silver nitrate or something else other than standard desensitising. The physical problem is like minor problem but the treatment is for people who have 'normal' sensitivity doesn't work but the damage is not terrible- the pain I have is severe because I have big strong teeth - I could sense before this started it was going to hurt alot. there must be some substance that works properly on such a small problem - something liquid you paint on and can get right in between the teeth where it's difficult to reach - I will ask my dentist to get it. I can't believe people have to have root canals or tooth extractions for such a small problem and do not accept it's unfixable - at the end of the day it's nerve endings and nerve endings can be killed or prevented from transmitting pain signals or they can be covered up by non-irritable film or something.
It feels like it won't take much to stop this pain by covering up the area with thin layer of something but have to find the right stuff - dentist willing to try anything but most dentists don't know much about severe sensitive teeth.
If you can imagine the fizz of a can of coke and drinking this every day and imagine the same feeling on your teeth as you feel the protective layer going then you get pain superficially at the bottom of each tooth where the enamel ends that can go right into the root - the nerve endings around that region are very sensitive and if you have strong teeth it makes it hurt a lot - it is not abnomal nerves as some might say - I have been told as you get older your nerve endings are supposed to shrink so you don't get this type of pain.
I am trying to say the source of this problem is small and tiny physical problem although the pain is disabling and I am convinced there must be serious solution other than full root canals.
I thought it might be the bone around the teeth but the root canals worked 100% no pain in those teeth
hi RDH BS here! To me it sounds like you are having sensitivity associated with the recession. Recession is not normal, it is caused by either gum disease or in your case, it sounds like tooth brush abrasion. Most dentists will tell you its normal so you don't freak out, and to an extent, it is normal because most people brush the wrong way and too hard. However its not a natural occurrence, something has to happen to cause it.
I recommend an extra soft toothbrush and go to the pharmacy and ask for something called Gelcam, its a fluoride gel that used to be prescription. Try using this every day until the pain subsides and then I would probably use it 2-3 times a week until you have no pain. Make sure you brush in a circular motion at a 45 degree angle towards the gums. If you notice your brush flattening out or getting frayed looking, lighten up and hold the brush like a paintbrush with your fingers, instead of gripping it with your whole hand. This is nothing extreme for you to do, and I would try anything before you do major work on your mouth.
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