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Damaged caused by the hygienist?

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Posted by: Brayle  (10 years ago)
One week ago, I went to my hygienist for my regular dental cleaning appointment. While she was polishing my teeth, I can feel sensitivity in some areas. The next day while I am brushing my teeth, I had extreme sensitivity in my upper right canine. I have never had this problem before. As days pass by, I can feel sensitivity to hot and the tips of my lower front teeth tingle with sensitivity. I think the hygienist damaged my teeth. I have never had any of these problems prior to the teeth cleaning that I had. Any comments or suggestions? Thanks.
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Posted by: mdhola  (10 years ago)
Sensitivity after regular cleaning is quite depend on amount of tartar you have, and also on gums level. Once we remove tartar, it exposes part of tooth which is sensitive. However, as days goes your gums try to cover those sensitive areas and sensitivity gradually goes away.

Sensitivity on tips of lower teeth might be because of wear of your teeth and cannot be because of cleaning.
You should visit your dentist for the proper diagnosis as tooth wear and low gum level are not the only cause of sensitivity. He might prescribe you desensitizing toothpaste which can help you to decrease sensitivity.