Tooth sensitivity is a common dental problem that involves discomfort or pain in teeth when encountering certain substances and temperatures. At least 40 million adults suffer from sensitive teeth in the United States, according to the Academy of General Dentistry. The pain is often sharp and sudden, but it is temporary. According to the Cleveland Clinic , the pain may shoot into the tooth's nerve endings. Fortunately, sensitive teeth can be treated and the condition can improve.
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