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Sensitive front teeth

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Posted by: CoolTime  (2 years ago)
My gums on the top front teeth slightly receded. One week ago, I started feeling pain and pressure on those teeth. I felt a lot of sensitivity when I pressed against the gums above the teeth and when I suck in air. I am very worried that the teeth are going to snap or become loose anytime. My appointment with the dentist is in two weeks. Can anyone give me some tips on how to handle this? I was also wondering what the dentist would do to save my teeth. Thanks in advance for your help.
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Posted by: Novocaine  (2 years ago)
My gums on the top front teeth slightly receded. One week ago, I started feeling pain and pressure on those teeth. I felt a lot of sensitivity when I pressed against the gums above the teeth and when I suck in air. I am very worried that the teeth are going to snap or become loose anytime. My appointment with the dentist is in two weeks. Can anyone give me some tips on how to handle this? I was also wondering what the dentist would do to save my teeth. Thanks in advance for your help.

Hey CoolTime,

Your issues are all characteristic signs and symptoms that one would expect from periodontitis. Although I haven't a clue about your general medical/dental history, a condition like this, if left unchecked, will ultimately lead to loosening of your teeth. There are a number of reasons that contribute to periodontitis and I hope your dentist zeroes down on the primary problem and help you treat/manage it eventually.

Your best bet is to keep your gums and teeth as clean as possible and here are some things you can follow:

1. Brush twice daily with a soft-bristle brush. Adopt proper brushing techniques.
2. Use a desensitizing tooth paste (Sensodyne, etc.) to help subside the sensitivity.
3. Use an antiseptic mouth-rinse. Eg. Chlorhexidine, hydrogen peroxide-based, etc.
4. Incorporate a flossing/interdental brushing/Waterpik regime.

Be well!
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Posted by: ghnane  (2 years ago)
My gums on the top front teeth slightly receded. One week ago, I started feeling pain and pressure on those teeth. I felt a lot of sensitivity when I pressed against the gums above the teeth and when I suck in air. I am very worried that the teeth are going to snap or become loose anytime. My appointment with the dentist is in two weeks. Can anyone give me some tips on how to handle this? I was also wondering what the dentist would do to save my teeth. Thanks in advance for your help.

Your dentist will most likely perform a periodontal exam checking pockets depths on your teeth. Did you notice recession on your front teeth only? It may be due to aggressive brushing. Do not get all worried before you obtain a proper diagnoses. If it is just gum recession it can be corrected esthetically using gum graft or if it is not extensive they put composite on the exposed root surface so that you are not as sensitive. Wait and see what your dentist says.
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