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Short-lived cold-induced pain may not be cause for alarm, but if the pain is persistent and confined to a specific tooth or area of  your mouth, it may be an indicator of a micro-crack, a degraded filing, or a cavity, all of which require a dentist's attention.  If a person has sensitivities to cold, hot and biting pressure we could also be talking about some sort of infection in the tooth.  

Sensitivity may be the result of issues with the gums, as brushing too forcefully, chewing tobacco or allowing the buildup of plaque can all cause your gums to "run away" from your teeth, resulting in temperature sensitivity.  

The solutions are often simple, but only if addressed by a dentist early.  Call us to see how we can help if you have sensitivity.