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Dental and Oral Health (Adults)

Teeth Tingling

10/31/2005

Question:

Hello, I have been experiencing in my two front lower teeth, and tingling sensation that occurs about every 45 seconds or so for the last two days.... What is this?

Answer:

There are a number of possible causes - I can't tell easily from your initial question what could be wrong. Grinding your teeth (or clenching) at night can cause different sensations and sensitivity on the teeth. Your symptoms are not typical for this, but I wouldn't rule it out. Gum disease can also cause some different sensations on the teeth. Recession can make the teeth sensitive, and you might have a tingling from the increased sensations.

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Robert G Rashid, DDS, MAS Robert G Rashid, DDS, MAS
Clinical Professor of Restorative and Prosthetic Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University