Tooth Pain Guide

Many symptoms can mimic a tooth ache and the diagnosis of the problem can be very challenging. Your endodontists are trained and have the experience to make the proper diagnosis. They can recommend the most appropriate  treatment for each situation.

When the pulp is inflamed, different symptoms will occur depending on the stage of the disease.

The list below describes potential causes of dental symptoms:

Momentary sensitivity to hot or cold foods


Sensitivity to hot or cold foods after dental treatment


Sharp pain when biting down on food


Lingering pain after eating hot or cold foods


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


Dull ache and pressure in upper teeth and jaw


Chronic pain in head, neck, or ear