Tooth Pain Guide

Need tooth relief? Advanced Endodontics empowers you to take the next step in care and restored health. Review our chart to get pain-free answers.

Symptoms: Possible Problem: Action:
Constant pain and pressure, gum swelling, sensitivity to touch. Abscessed tooth causing gum and bone to become infected. Endodontic evaluation and treatment to relieve the pain and save the tooth.
Dull ache and pressure in upper teeth and jaw. Sinus headache or grinding of teeth can cause these symptoms. See your dentist for relief of teeth grinding. Visit Advanced Endodontics for severe or chronic pain.
Chronic pain in head, neck or ear. Pulp-damaged teeth may be the cause of pain in the head and neck. See our doctors for an evaluation. If the problem is not related to your tooth, we will refer you to an appropriate specialist.
Sensitivity to hot or cold foods. Momentary discomfort to hot and cold sensations does not signal a serious problem. This may be caused by a loose filling or gum recession. Use a toothpaste made for sensitive teeth. If discomfort continues or increases, see your general dentist.
Sensitivity to hot or cold foods after dental treatment. Dental work may inflame pulp or nerves. Wait 2 to 3 weeks. If the pain continues or increases, visit Advanced Endodontics for a thorough evaluation.
Sharp pain when biting down on food. Decay, loose filling, or a crack in the tooth. Possible pulp damage. See your dentist for an evaluation. If your symptoms continue, visit our practice to rule out a crack in your tooth.
Lingering pain after eating hot or cold foods. Pulp damage by deep decay or trauma. Contact Drs. Alibhai, Beppu, Lin or Rabiee immediately to help relieve your symptoms and to save your tooth. Root Canal Therapy may be indicated.

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