Sensitive Teeth

What Causes Sensitive Teeth?

Sensitive teeth can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'minor' to 'serious'.  Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.

Diagnose your symptoms now!
  • check your overall health status
  • have a doctor review your case (optional)
  • learn what you should be doing right now

Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms.  In order to diagnose sensitive teeth, we could:

  • Research the topic
  • Find a doctor with the time
  • Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.

Step 1: List all Possible Causes

We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "sensitive teeth" as a symptom.  Here are two possibilities:
  • Mercury Toxicity
  • Bruxism

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
back-of-neck lymph node problems
much past amalgam filling removal
abnormal taste in mouth
occasionally feeling unusually cold
being easily irritated
diminished perspiration
frequent sore throats
having amalgam fillings
coated tongue
jaw lymph node problems
poor bodily coordination
unexplained missed periods
... and more than 30 others

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of sensitive teeth:
Cause Probability Status
Bruxism 93% Confirm
Mercury Toxicity 63% Possible
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

In the Mouth/Oral Symptoms section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™ will ask the following question about sensitive teeth:
Are your teeth sensitive or tender?
Possible responses:
→ No / don't know
→ One or two teeth, occasionally
→ One or two teeth often / several occasionally
→ One or two teeth most of the time / several often
→ Several teeth, most or all of the time
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate slightly sensitive teeth, sensitive teeth or very sensitive teeth, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as:
Bruxism (Clenching/Grinding Teeth)

Many people are unaware that they clench or grind their teeth while asleep.  Signs can include sensitive or even chipped teeth.

Concerned or curious about your health?  Try The Analyst™
Symptom Entry
Symptom Entry
Full Explanations
Optional Doctor Review
Review (optional)
We use cookies for traffic analysis, advertising, and to provide the best user experience