Teeth can be sensitive for a number of reasons and can often cause discomfort and even pain when having hot or cold items, or even eating and drinking anything. Sometimes after having a filling can cause tooth sensitivity, as can other dental treatments. If there is a chance that this might occur one of our dentists will tell you any side effects you may have and give you help and advice. Sometimes, especially if a filling is deep, the tooth may take a short time to settle and may be sensitive for a few days afterwards. If the tooth were sensitive for a length of time it would be best to get in contact with us as soon as possible so that we can look at the tooth. Sometime, people have always had slightly sensitive teeth. If this is the case there are certain toothpastes and mouthwashes which are designed to help combat tooth sensitivity and used on a regular basis can make a real difference. Some people who have sensitive teeth also find that the cold weather and particularly a cold wind can cause discomfort, just as a cold drink or food item would. If your teeth or a certain tooth suddenly become sensitive it may be a sign of decay and it is important that you have a dental check-up if you do have sensitivity out of the blue. Our dental hygienist can offer you lots of tips and advice as to the best ways of looking after sensitive teeth, the products you can try which can help you and look at some of the causes of your sensitivity. For instance it may just be one or two particular food items, or foods, which are particularly cold such as ice-cream. Making a few lifestyle adjustments can really help tooth sensitivity and finding the best products to support you teeth. If you would like any help or advice about dealing with sensitive teeth then contact the team and make an appointment with us so that we can help you deal with your sensitive teeth.