What other symptoms might occur with sensitive teeth?
Sensitive teeth may accompany other symptoms, which vary depending on the underlying disease, disorder or condition. Symptoms that frequently affect the teeth may also involve other body systems.
Oral symptoms that may occur along with sensitive teeth
Sensitive teeth may accompany other symptoms affecting the mouth including:
- Bad breath (halitosis)
- Changes in taste
- Pus or discharge
- Receding gums
- Redness and swelling of the gums
Other symptoms that may occur along with sensitive teeth
Sensitive teeth may accompany symptoms related to other body systems including:
- Clicking or popping noises when opening or closing the mouth
- Jaw pain
- Pain in muscles of the face
- Weight loss
Serious symptoms that might indicate a life-threatening condition
In some cases, sensitive teeth may occur with other symptoms that might indicate a serious, or even life-threatening, condition that should be immediately evaluated in an emergency setting. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) if you, or someone you are with, have any of the following symptoms:
- Bloody stool (the blood may be red, black, or tarry in texture)
- Change in level of consciousness or alertness, such as passing out or unresponsiveness
- High fever (higher than 101 degrees Fahrenheit)
- Reduced jaw mobility, such as difficulty opening or closing the mouth
- Severe pain
- Swelling of the jaw
- Vomiting blood or black material (resembling coffee grounds)
What are sensitive teeth?
Tooth sensitivity results from irritation of nerves in the tooth, which leads to pain or discomfort when teeth are exposed to hot or cold temperatures or to acidic food and beverages. Sensitivity can also occur during flossing or brushing of the teeth and while eating or chewing.... Read more about sensitive teeth introduction
What causes sensitive teeth?
Sensitive teeth can result from damage to tooth enamel or the cementum (protective covering of the root). A common cause of damage is tooth decay and cavity formation. Trauma can break or crack the teeth, grinding can wear them down, and even overly vigorous brushing can cause damage. Chronic exposure to acid due to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or repeated vomiting, as in bulimia, can erode the teeth.... Read more about sensitive teeth causes