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Gingivitis is the mildest form of periodontal disease (an infection that affects the tissues and bone that support teeth). It causes the gums to become red and swollen and to bleed easily. There...Full AnswerHelpful? 1 person found this helpful.
Yes they can, particularly when a tooth or teeth are decayed. A cavity can make a tooth sensitive to cold, hot, or sweets. Large cavities may also produce sensitivity/discomfort to biting pressure. Sensitivity...Full Answer
Yes they can. Some medications are acidic (e.g. aspirin) and can produce a chemical burn on the soft tissues (gums, skin) inside the mouth as can dissolve away small amount of enamel. Other medications...Full Answer
Sinus pressure or infection can indeed cause pain which feels as though it’s coming from teeth. Here are some signs that it’s a sinus problem and not a tooth problem: the pain is only in the upper back teeth,...Full AnswerHelpful? 4 people found this helpful.
The most important thing to do is have the tooth examined to find out why it hurts. If there’s an infection, pain medication won’t make that go away and it could spread to cause more problems. That...Full Answer
This depends on the cause of the sensitivity. General sensitivity involving several teeth at the same time can be caused by gum recession which exposes the roots of the teeth. The gum recession may be a...Full Answer
Periodontal disease is an infection that affects the tissues and bone that support the teeth. Healthy gum tissue fits like a cuff around each tooth. When someone has periodontal disease, the...Full Answer