What are the possible reasons for sensitivity of tooth bases to heat, cold, or sweet?

(I am not referring to gum pain, but pain in the actual teeth at the base at/below the gum line.)

In my reading, I have found that people experience sensitivity in a tooth after having a tooth treated by a dentist with filling work etc.

However, I've also encountered situations where the treatment of gum retreat at the base line of teeth with a rinse has the same sensitivity on other teeth, including untreated ones!

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    Hi @z8080, welcome to Health.SE. Thanks for reading about it, that's great that you looked into it! We are in the process of narrowing down what medical advice is. That meta is 2 yrs old, we should update it. Check this one here: health.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/747/… – DoctorWhom Sep 3 '17 at 21:52
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    So let me help you. Adding your experience makes it more like individualized advice. I proposed an edit that makes it more answerable for site guidelines. You can revert it or edit it if you disagree! See edit history for that. – DoctorWhom Sep 3 '17 at 21:54
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    @Narusan do you think this is an okay edit? Assuming the OP approves and doesn't revert it, I think this is answerable. – DoctorWhom Sep 4 '17 at 8:16
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    Haven't seen a notification for some reason... @DoctorWhom Yes, I'd definitely reopen that, but I don't have my laptop near me and you can't do that on the mobile app... Update: Voted to reopen – Narusan Sep 4 '17 at 9:41
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    @Narusan Edits are definitely sufficient. Thanks – michaelpri Sep 5 '17 at 17:25

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