Feeling Sensitivity with hot and
cold stuff after Wisdom Teeth Extraction?

Dr Jatinder Sharma
Oct 5, 2018 · 3 min read
Sensitivity with hot and cold stuff after Wisdom Teeth Extraction

There is a buzz on the internet about wisdom tooth extraction. Every Dental Site, every Health organizations have Wisdom tooth extraction in their blog.

We all talk about the pros of extracting the tooth. We talk about the relieve we get after treatment. But has anyone thought the big hoax behind this surgery? Has anyone read about the cons it brings? I guess not!

Let’s see what lies in the multifold of Wisdom Tooth Extraction and How sensitive this topic is.

Let’s have a read.

Now, first of all, What is Wisdom Tooth Extraction?

Wisdom tooth extraction is a surgical activity of rooting out one or more wisdom teeth (The four permanent adult teeth located at the farthest corners of your mouth floor and ceiling.)

Being an add-on, sometimes wisdom tooth doesn’t get room to grow, making a case of impact wisdom tooth, further resulting in pain, infection or another pile of dental problems.

Who doesn’t want to get rid of it? Consult either a dentist or an oral surgeon. Both can help you with wisdom tooth extraction. Some dentists suggest wisdom tooth extraction even if impact teeth aren’t causing problems; like who knows what waits for tomorrow?

And now, here comes ‘The Hoax’

Numerous people have a hoax, a myth that if they have a wisdom tooth, it needs to be extracted at any cost. Well, this is not a reality.

Wisdom teeth are just like other teeth if they don’t cause any problem. It’s just an add-on to your Dental set. So, do not worry if you have a pacified wisdom tooth. Maybe it adds to your biting efficiency.

Keep calm and keep the tooth. Why extract if there is no nasty act?

Now, the turn has come for the biggest con it brings. The Tooth Sensitivity!

What is Tooth Sensitivity?

Tooth sensitivity or oral sensitivity is just the synonym of Dentin Hypersensitivity or Root Sensitivity. If post eating anything cold, hot, sweet or acidic, your teeth get a painful sensation, then my dear, you have oral sensitivity.

Tooth sensitivity is very common and extrapolations reflect a figure of nearly half population being under its influence.

Why is it caused?

The usual cause of tooth sensitivity is the exposure of dentin of root areas due to receded gums. Receded gums are very usual and four out of five people have these by the age of 65 years.

Rigorous brushing or using abrasive toothpaste may erode the tooth enamel and may expose the dentin of roots. An acidic diet, for instance, a diet loaded with Citrus food, Pickles or soda pops can cause tooth erosion and dissolve tooth surface, exposing dentin.

The relation between Wisdom Tooth Extraction and Dental Sensitivity

As we now know what Wisdom Tooth Extraction is; allow me to inform you further that this may leave your roots bare and naked and vulnerable to a lot many problems.

And after all, why would sensitivity stay behind? This problem would be the first one to take the leverage.

The uncrowned gums and vulnerable roots would be prone to even slight changes. Dentins of the roots would be exposed and the minutes of acidic diets and extreme temperature eatables would create a problem.

Precautions after wisdom tooth extraction

To pacify the pain of tooth extraction, faster recovery of wounds and less vulnerability from sensitivity, Dentists have a good list of proven effective precaution measures.
These are:


Minor seeping of blood may occur the day following wisdom tooth extraction. Try to avoid immoderate spitting so that you don’t withdraw the blood clot from the socket. As directed by your dentist or surgeon, replace the gauze over the extraction site.

Pain Management

Pain could be managed by over the counter medicated painkillers or dental prescriptions. Prescribed medicines are especially helpful if a bone has been removed during the procedure. Holding a cold pack against the jaw also relieves pain to a great extent.

Swelling and Bruising

Any swelling on the cheeks may usually improve in two to three days by using an ice pack as directed by the dentist or surgeon. However, bruising may take several more days to resolve.

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Dr Jatinder Sharma

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Dr. Jatinder Sharma DDS is a Dentist specialist in Manchester, Hartford and Windsor CT. @ http://signaturesmilesct.com/doctor-jatinder-sharma.html

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