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Sensitive Teeth Or Cavities? What You NEED To Know!

The Difference Matters!

 

When things are going great with your health, you barely notice. But once things start hurting, you feel it big time. And two very common oral health problems that can oftentimes bother you without any notice are cavities and tooth sensitivity.

Though they're sometimes talked about interchangeably, there ARE differences between the two. In fact, a bit of sensitivity may not be a serious problem at all. On the other hand, it can be a sign of a major oral health emergency you need to address immediately. (1)

Because both cavities and sensitive teeth can hurt, the differences are ignored by many over-the-counter oral care manufacturers. Well, what if I told you that there IS a way you can not only BOOST your oral health, but STAVE OFF oral problems you suffer from long after the sting from that cold drink or ice cream has worn off?

In this blog we talk about the difference between cavities and tooth sensitivity, and how to enjoy GREATER ORAL HEALTH today!

 

 

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Though often related, there are some major differences between cavities and tooth sensitivity. One major difference is that a cavity is literally a hole on your tooth, whereas sensitivity is discomfort and that painful feeling you get when your nerves are affected, oftentimes by external sources and factors.

Specifically in regard to sensitivity, the reason your nerves are exposed is because of your enamel. When the part of your tooth beneath your enamel – your dentin is exposed, many things can wind up impacting you, like sour foods, sweet drinks, and the cool air. The resulting discomfort can make even the smallest everyday tasks difficult to carry out. (2)

To even better understand the difference between cavities and sensitivity, you need to know more about the layers of your teeth. We’ve already talked a bit about your outermost layer – your enamel but those other layers beneath your enamel play a huge part in some of the sensitivity you’re feeling too. This is because dentin is beside your tooth pulp, which contains your nerves, things you definitely don’t want irritated. (3)

 

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One major distinction between cavities and tooth sensitivity is that sensitive teeth can actually be a sign you have a cavity. This distinction can also be dangerous, though, because it may have you thinking you have a cavity when in reality what you’re really suffering from is common sensitivity. It’s also important to remember that not all of these oral problems are your fault; some people are just more prone to sensitivity than others. (5)

 

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Don’t let the differences between cavities and tooth sensitivity cause you to lower your guard. Cavities are things that should definitely NOT be put off. Cavities can lead to pain that’s not just caused by external factors, but is consistent. Also related to your dentin, cavities left to themselves can lead to bacteria literally consuming your dentin, damaging your tissue and possibly coming into contact with your blood vessels and pulp/nerves. (5)

Another distinction between cavities and tooth sensitivity is that a cavity can be evidenced by spots on your teeth. Strange edges you’ve never seen on your teeth before can also be a sign of a cavity, as opposed to tooth sensitivity. Sometimes, because the pain can almost be the same, it’s necessary to look for other causes of your oral problems when determining what you’re actually suffering from, and, as with all things, you should contact a dentist or healthcare professional if you have any questions or concerns about your health. (6)

 

 

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    We probably don’t need to explain to you the pain you feel when suffering with tooth sensitivity. It’s important to note, though, that tooth sensitivity doesn’t always mean you’re going to have additional symptoms. In fact, tooth sensitivity might only affect you temporarily, like when eating certain foods or when it’s time to brush.

    Cavities, on the other hand, may be giving you a whole lot of other symptoms. Cavities caused by plaque (bacteria) can actually bring with them other problems you definitely don’t want, like mouth odor and teeth spots. We said before sensitivity can be a sign of cavities, but tooth sensitivity can also be a byproduct of cavities, making distinguishing one versus the other even more difficult. (7)

     

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    As mentioned before, one of the most simple distinctions to make between the two is that a cavity is an actual hole on your tooth. This won’t always help you, for sometimes the hole – which is permanent, by the way – can be too small to notice. You’ll definitely feel it, though, because the hole can actually push through your tooth, all the way to your pulp. (8)

     

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    Now that we know cavities and tooth sensitivity can be similar, let’s take a look at something more specific in determining which you’re suffering from. Perhaps the number one thing to keep track of when looking at cavities and tooth sensitivity is tooth decay. Tooth decay can not only cause the sensitivity you’re feeling, but can also cause the pain you’re associating with it.

    Another thing to consider is that the pain you’re feeling might not be from cavities or tooth sensitivity at all. Not to completely overwhelm you, but you actually may be suffering from gum problems! When your gums shrink over time, you might feel some pain normally associated with cavities and tooth sensitivity. (10)

    Something else to remember is that oral problems should NOT be left to work themselves out on their own. In fact, oral problems can quickly develop into worse problems you don’t want, causing further pain and procedures - like root canals - which can hurt more than your initial problems. To help stop these problems before they begin, every day you should follow an ALL-NATURAL and FLUORIDE-FREE ORAL CARE ROUTINE. (11)

     

     

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    Sources:
    1. https://www.myidealdental.com/blog/does-a-sensitive-tooth-mean-a-cavity/
    2. https://www.sensodyne.com/en-us/oral-health-tips/recognizing-sensitive-teeth/cavity-vs-sensitivity/
    3. https://www.windycityfamilydental.com/news-feed/does-tooth-sensitivity-mean-you-have-cavity/
    4. https://overlakedental.com/how-to-differentiate-between-cavity-pain-and-tooth-sensitivity-part-one/
    5. https://www.deekaydental.com/7-proven-ways-tell-cavity/
    6. https://www.newburyportfamilydental.com/is-it-tooth-sensitivity-or-a-cavity/
    7. https://www.royaltydentalassociates.com/sensitive-teeth-vs-cavity-how-to-tell-the-difference/
    8. https://www.vivasmiles.com/sensitive-teeth-vs-cavity-how-to-tell/
    9. https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/symptoms/10954-teeth-sensitivity
    10. https://inspiredentalwellness.com/does-tooth-sensitivity-always-equal-cavities/
    11. https://www.greatlakesdental.com/articles/are-your-teeth-hurting-it-s-not-always-a-cavity
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