"Thank you so much

for the service you

have provided for me. I

am extremely

satisfied with the

outcome of you and

your partnerís hard

work during this

procedure.  I have to

say that you both

worked in tandem

really really well.

 

Having this root

canal done was not

as bad as Iíve heard in

the past.  In fact I

probably could have

fallen asleep both

times.

 

Thanks again and God

bless you all."

  

~Bart M

 

 

Tooth Pain Guide

 

Symptom

Constant and severe pain and pressure, swelling of gum and sensitivity to touch.

Possible problem

A tooth may have become abscessed, causing the surrounding gum and bone to become infected.

What to do

See your endodontist for evaluation and treatment to relieve the pain and save the tooth. Take over-the-counter analgesics until you see the endodontist.

 

Symptom

Dull ache and pressure in upper teeth and jaw.

Possible problem

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.

What to do

For sinus headache, try over-the-counter analgesic or sinus medicine. For bruxism, consult your dentist. If pain is severe and chronic, see your physician or endodontist for evaluation.

                                                                                       

Symptom

Chronic pain in head, neck or ear.

Possible problem

Sometimes pulp-damaged teeth cause pain in other parts of the head and neck, but other dental or medical problems may be responsible.

What to do

See your endodontist for evaluation. If the problem is not related to the tooth, your endodontist will refer you to an appropriate dental specialist or a physician.

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 Symptom

Momentary sensitivity to hot or cold foods.

Possible problem

If the discomfort lasts only moments, sensitivity to hot and cold foods generally does not signal a serious problem. The sensitivity may be caused by a loose filling or by minimal gum recession which exposes small areas of the root surface.

What to do

Try using toothpastes made for sensitive teeth. Brush up and down with a soft brush; brushing sideways wears away exposed root surfaces. If this is unsuccessful, see your general dentist.

                                                                                       

Symptom

Sensitivity to hot or cold foods after dental treatment.

Possible problem

Dental work may inflame the pulp, or nerves, inside the tooth, causing temporary sensitivity.

What to do

Wait four to six weeks. If the pain persists or worsens, see your general dentist.

                                                                                       

Symptom

Sharp pain when biting down on food.

Possible problem

There are several possible causes of this type of pain: decay, a loose filling or a crack in the tooth. There may also be damage to the pulp tissue inside the tooth.

What to do

See a dentist for evaluation. If the problem is pulp tissue damage, your dentist may send you to an endodontist. Endodontists are dentists who specialize in pulp-related procedures. Your endodontist will perform a procedure that cleans out the damaged pulp and fills and seals the remaining space. This procedure is commonly called a "root canal."

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 Symptom

Lingering pain after eating hot or cold foods.

Possible problem

This probably means the pulp has been damaged by deep decay or physical trauma.

What to do

See your endodontist to save the tooth with root canal treatment.