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One tooth sensitive to cold ( comprehensive guide to causes )

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One tooth sensitive to cold can be an underlying dental health issue that could have various causes, and you should not ignore it.

Feeling pain when one of your teeth is exposed to cold temperatures can be a frustrating and uncomfortable experience.

Temperature sensitivity in all cases results from nerve stimulation in the dental pulp.

 If there is a reason for the tooth pulp to become inflamed, for example, the tooth is perforated due to decay or cracking, temperature sensitivity will become a permanent problem.

Related: ‘Treatment Of Tooth Infection Swelling

Both tooth decay and cracking cause pulp inflammation and make the nerve sensitive.

However, sometimes the nerve becomes inflamed for no reason and causes tooth sensitivity. 

This condition is called extreme sensitivity of the tooth, and it is the result of the loss of tooth enamel and the identification of tooth dentin, which is located under the enamel.

Related: “Tooth And Ear Pain On The Same Side

Cold sensitivity is the most common type of tooth sensitivity to temperature. Tooth sensitivity can be treated; The treatment method is chosen according to the cause of sensitivity.

In this article from the drhealthandbeauty, we have detailed the root causes of tooth sensitivity and explained how to diagnose it.

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Tooth sensitivity reasons :

  • Improper brushing method

Brushing hard or using a hard toothbrush causes tooth wear and gum recession.

In this case, mechanical damage is caused to the teeth and gums due to repeated injuries; This damage is usually the result of using a hard toothbrush.

Instead of a hard toothbrush, use a soft or medium toothbrush, brush carefully, and apply gentle pressure.

Grinding the teeth hard has no benefit other than damaging them and does not help clean them. Abrasive toothpaste tubes, such as whitening kinds of toothpaste, exacerbate this problem. Hard brushing is usually one of the common causes of One tooth being sensitive to cold.

Additionally, as more enamel wears away and wears away, the tooth becomes darker and yellower. Enamel is the white part of the tooth; when it wears down, the yellow dentin is better seen under the enamel.

Some people see the yellowing of their teeth, and without knowing the reason, they brush harder and make the teeth yellower unintentionally. Antiallergic kinds of toothpaste have a particular composition that reduces tooth wear.

Brushing hard or using a hard toothbrush causes tooth wear and gum recession.

In this case, mechanical damage is caused to the teeth and gums due to repeated injuries; This damage is usually the result of using a hard toothbrush.

Instead of a hard toothbrush, use a soft or medium toothbrush, brush carefully, and apply gentle pressure. Grinding the teeth hard has no benefit other than damaging them and does not help clean them.

Abrasive toothpaste tubes, such as whitening kinds of toothpaste, exacerbate this problem.

Related: “When Should I Start Brushing My Baby’s Teeth?

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  • acid

Acid corrosion is a chemical reaction that dissolves tooth enamel. The enamel at the gum line is thinner than in other places, so it wears entirely at this point first, and as a result, the dentin underneath is revealed. 

Then the worn area becomes more comprehensive due to contact with the acid, and eventually, a tiny dent or hole is created in the tooth.

Acid corrosion can affect all surfaces of teeth; Sometimes, the occlusal surface, or the same surface of the tooth with which we chew food, is perforated due to contact with acid.

Acids can be edible and enter the oral environment from acidic foods and drinks such as fruit juice, carbonated drinks, and citrus fruits. 

Abrasion and corrosion with acid can result from stomach discomfort, which is common among patients with gastroesophageal reflux or heartburn.

Asthma patients who inappropriately use the spray may also suffer this type of dental damage.

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  • Teeth grinding and teeth grinding.

Grinding the teeth and pressing the teeth together causes wear of the tooth enamel.

Grinding the teeth or bruxism causes the teeth to rub at the place of contact with each other; This type of wear is called attrition.

The teeth do not come into contact with each other during normal speaking and chewing, but only for a short time, But the teeth rub against each other when grinding.

Grinding teeth sometimes occurs during the day, for example, when enduring stress or concentration; Sometimes teeth grinding occurs during the night and while sleeping. 

Bending of the teeth under pressure causes the tooth collar to break; This type of wear is called abstraction. Teeth grinding is usually an unconscious habit.

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  • Teeth whitening ( Being beautiful requires patience )

Teeth whitening can also cause teeth sensitivity, so the best thing is to have your teeth bleached by a dentist so that the dentist can assess the risk of tooth sensitivity.

Other causes of tooth sensitivity include cracked teeth, tooth decay, and broken or spilled tooth restorative material. For this reason, you should report the symptoms carefully to the dentist.

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  • Earthquake in the teeth ( cracks  )

Does tooth sensitivity to cold mean a cavity?

Small cracks are formed over time as a result of the expansion and contraction of teeth in hot and cold temperatures. 

These cracks cause the nerves to come into contact with cold materials, resulting in the tooth becoming sensitive to cold.

Therefore, we understand that cavities or cracks can be one of the causes of tooth sensitivity.

Look closely at your teeth for fine lines, which can be signs of microscopic cracks.

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  • Declining gums

Constant sensitivity of the teeth to cold or heat is an excellent reason to visit the dentist.

Carefully examine your gum line to see if your gums have receded from your teeth or if you have Swollen Gums

The decay of gums makes it easier for a feeling of heat and cold to be transmitted to the nerves of teeth.

Related: “Gingivitis Treatment And Symptoms / With Or Without Gum Pain

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  • Tooth decay or gum disease

If your cold-sensitive tooth also hurts when you eat or drink a cold substance, you may be in the first stages of tooth decay or gum disease.

Accumulating plaque on the teeth and gums causes tooth sensitivity to colds, ultimately promoting gum disease and tooth decay. 80% of tooth sensitivity starts from the gum line.

Related: “Preventing Pregnancy Tooth Decay

Therefore, to eliminate the leading cause of tooth sensitivity, it is necessary to use the right toothpaste for the gums.

Related: “How To Fix Rotten Teeth Without Going To The Dentist?

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  • Loss of covering over the nerve

The nerve is usually not in contact with foreign substances. However, if the sensitivity, especially the sensitivity to cold, is severe, you feel that the nerve is in contact with the cold substance without any protection.

In addition to sensitivity to cold and heat, there is a possibility of sensitivity to touch, brushing, sweets, salty foods, and even air. For example, breathing on a cold day causes toothache even without Root Canal Swelling

Related: “Top 10 Root Causes Of Dental Pain

Most patients who are worried about the sensitivity of their teeth to cold avoid eating ice cream or cold drinks and wash their teeth with lukewarm water instead of cold water after brushing.

Conclusion

Tooth sensitivity to cold can be caused by several factors that are discussed in detail in this article.
Now it’s time to ask the question, “What to do with tooth sensitivity?
Identifying the root cause of this problem helps to effectively and timely treat this dental problem.
Therefore, visiting a dentist as soon as possible is recommended to avoid possible risks by quickly finding the cause.

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Author and specialist

Dr. Majid Zahrabi,

Neurosurgeon

  • Board Certified Neurosurgeon
  • DHA certificate holder
  • Plantation certificate holder, France
  • Certified holder of Discogol, France
  • A pioneer in the non-surgical treatment of disc herniation in the Middle East and CIS countries.
  • Under the training and coaching of Professor Jacques Theron (founder of Discogel Therapy) since 2008
  • More than 400 successful cervical and 1300 lumbar discogel injections
  • Trained and certified several neurosurgeons and spine surgeons in the Middle East and CIS countries for the treatment of Discogel
  • Strong belief in patient-centered care planning and participation
  • Neurosurgeon and spine surgeon at Imam Khomeini and Amir Mazandarani Hospital, Sari, Iran, with more than 430 surgeries annually, 2000-2011
  • Neurosurgeon and spine surgeon at Farmaniyeh, Nikan and Yas Sepid Hospital, Tehran, Iran, with more than 400 surgeries annually, 2011-2012
  • Neurosurgeon at Iranian Hospital, Dubai, 2022-2023
  • Since 2015, he has been working as a reference doctor for the treatment of intervertebral disc herniation with Discogel and has trained many doctors of spine-related specialties in various countries of the Middle East and CIS in person/practically and online.

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Education:

  • Individual training sessions under the direct supervision of Professor Jacques Theron in Discogel treatment, 2008-2020
  • Training sessions under the supervision of Professor Thierry Boye on spinal implants, 2007
  • Participation and presentation in several national and international medical and neuro-spinal conferences
  • Board certificate by Iran Neurosurgery Board, 2001
  • Neurosurgery assistant training course, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran, 1996-2001 (In 2001, he graduated from Isfahan University of Medical Sciences with the first rank in the country.
  • His thesis the titled:The Application of human amniotic membrane in repair of dura matter in dogs.” ( It was happening for the first time in the world. )
  • General medical education, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran, 1984-1993

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Published books:

  • CT scan of the brain for doctors
  • Etiology and treatment of painful spine disorders
  • Atlas of diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of spine disorders
  • The most common mistakes in the treatment of spinal disorders
  • Reading brain CT scan in simple language (3rd place in the book of the year)
  • Treatment of head and spine injuries

Publications and articles:

  • Bacteriostatic and bactericidal effects of DISCOGEL® (https://www.researchgate.net/)
  • Muscle recovery, reduction of pain, and improvement of movement strategies in patients with lumbar discopathy after injection of Discogel.
  • The article on the initial results of the treatment of intervertebral disc herniation with discogel injection, which won the second-best poster rank at the Pan Arab International Congress of Interventional Radiology (March 14-16, 2015) and was accepted for presentation at the Chicago Pain Congress.
  • The use of human amniotic membrane in dura mater repair in dogs, a study for the first time in the world.

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Lectures:

  • Annual Congress of Physiotherapists of Iran, 2019
  • Chicago International Pain Congress, 2019
  • Iran International Pain Management Congress, 2018
  • Annual Congress of Physiotherapists of Iran, 2018
  • Presentation of Discogel as an innovative solution for the treatment of spinal disc herniation in Armenia for orthopedic specialists and neurosurgeons, 2017
  • First Live Workshop and Seminar on Minimally Invasive Disc Therapy (DISCON), 2017
  • Presentation of Discogel as an innovative solution for the treatment of spinal disc herniation in Azerbaijan for orthopedic specialists and neurosurgeons, 2016
  • Seminar of Iranian official managers, 2016
  • Presentation of Discogel as an innovative solution for the treatment of spinal disc herniation in Tajikistan for orthopedic specialists and neurosurgeons, 2016
  • International Neurological Intervention Congress in Iran, 2014
  • Educational seminar for nurses on treatment approaches for head and spine trauma, 2014
  • Educational seminar for general practitioners on treatment approaches for head and spine trauma, 2014
  • Speech at the Retraining Seminar for General Practitioners and Specialists in Dubai (Discon) in 2017
  • Speech in the internal retraining courses of Irani Hospital, Dubai
  • Holding lecture sessions and practical workshops on the treatment of intervertebral disc herniation with discogel injection in Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Oman, and Armenia during the years 2015 to 2021.
  • Giving a lecture and holding a practical workshop for neurosurgeons in Vietnam at Ho Chi Minh City University in 2023

Dr. Majid Zohrabi started treating his patients in Dubai in 2022 and continues his activities in private medical centers in the UAE.