Tooth Pain Guide for Patients

Please select from the list below the title that best reflects your pain.

Momentary sensitivity to hot or cold foods


Sensitivity to hot or cold foods after dental treatment


root canal treatment, can relieve that pain.&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;”&gt;</p> <div class=”collapsible-clickable” data-collapsible-target=”#pbhs-collapsible-1″ data-collapsible-siblings=”hide” data-collapsible-show=”false”> <h2 style=”display: inline-block;” data-toggle=”tooltip” data-original-title=”Click to Open”><i class=”fa fa-angle-down”></i> Sharp pain when biting down on food</h2> </div> <div id=”pbhs-collapsible-1″ class=”collapsible” style=”display: none;”> <div class=”well”> <h3>Possible Problem</h3> <p>There are several possible causes of this type of pain: decay, a loose filling, or a <a title=”Cracked Teeth” href=”https://www.oakmontendo.com/procedures/cracked-teeth/”>crack in the tooth</a>. There may be damage to the pulp tissue inside the tooth.</p> <h3>What To Do</h3> <p>See a dentist for evaluation. If the problem is a cracked tooth, your dentist may send you to an endodontist. <strong>Cracked tooth pain</strong> comes from damage to the inner soft tissue of the tooth, the pulp. Endodontists are dentists who specialize in pulp-related procedures. Endodontic treatment, also known as <a title=”Root Canal” href=”https://www.oakmontendo.com/procedures/root-canal/”>root canal treatment</a>, can relieve that pain.</p> </div> </div> <hr class=”collapsible-divider” /> <div class=”collapsible-clickable” data-collapsible-target=”#pbhs-collapsible-2″ data-collapsible-siblings=”hide” data-collapsible-show=”false”> <h2 style=”display: inline-block;” data-toggle=”tooltip” data-original-title=”Click to Open”><i class=”fa fa-angle-down”></i> Lingering pain after eating hot or cold foods</h2> </div> <div id=”pbhs-collapsible-2″ class=”collapsible” style=”display: none;”> <div class=”well”> <h3>Possible Problem</h3> <p>This probably means the pulp has been damaged by deep decay or <a title=”Traumatic Injuries” href=”https://www.oakmontendo.com/procedures/traumatic-injuries/”>physical trauma</a>.</p> <h3>What To Do</h3> <p>See <a title=”Narbeh Bandary, DDS” href=”https://www.oakmontendo.com/meet-us/dr-narbeh-bandary/”>Dr. Bandary</a>, <a title=”Deema M. Saad, DDS, MS” href=”https://www.oakmontendo.com/meet-us/dr-deema-m-saad/”>Dr. Saad</a> or <a title=”Kanika Sharma, DMD” href=”https://www.oakmontendo.com/meet-us/dr-kanika-sharma/”>Dr. Sharma</a> to save the tooth with <a title=”Root Canal” href=”https://www.oakmontendo.com/procedures/root-canal/”>root canal treatment</a>.</p> </div> </div> <hr class=”collapsible-divider” /> <div class=”collapsible-clickable” data-collapsible-target=”#pbhs-collapsible-3″ data-collapsible-siblings=”hide” data-collapsible-show=”false”> <h2 style=”display: inline-block;” data-toggle=”tooltip” data-original-title=”Click to Open”><i class=”fa fa-angle-down”></i> Constant and severe pain and pressure, swelling of gum, and sensitivity to touch</h2> </div> <div id=”pbhs-collapsible-3″ class=”collapsible” style=”display: none;”> <div class=”well”> <h3>Possible Problem</h3> <p>A tooth may have become abscessed, causing the surrounding bone to become infected.</p> <h3>What To Do</h3> <p>See Drs. Bandary, Saad or Sharma for evaluation and treatment to relieve the pain and save the tooth. Take over-the-counter analgesics until you see the endodontist.</p> </div> </div> <hr class=”collapsible-divider” /> <p><span class=”pbhs-seo-generated mceNonEditable popover-helper” title=”” data-title=”Constant and severe pain and pressure, swelling of gum, and sensitivity to touch” data-siblings=”hide” data-shortcode=”COLLAPSIBLE” data-content=”&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;Possible Problem&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;A tooth may have become abscessed, causing the surrounding bone to become infected.&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;What To Do&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;See Drs. Bandary, Saad or Sharma for evaluation and treatment to relieve the pain and save the tooth. Take over-the-counter analgesics until you see the endodontist.&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;” data-original-title=””></span>

Dull ache and pressure in upper teeth and jaw


</p> <h3>Possible Problem</h3> <p>The pain of a sinus headache is often felt in the face and teeth. Grinding of teeth, a condition known as bruxism can also cause this type of ache.</p> <h3>What To Do</h3> <p>For sinus headaches, try over-the-counter analgesics or sinus medicine. For bruxism, consult your dentist. If pain is severe and chronic, see your physician or endodontist for evaluation.</p> <p>” data-original-title=””>

Cracked Tooth


Chronic pain in head, neck, or ear