Pain is a defensive response from the brain to let us know that there is a problem. Depending on the severity of the discomfort, this will allow you to gauge what the problem can be, its location, and how serious the issue is. The teeth have nerves that carry this signal to the brain.
There are various symptoms that are felt when something is wrong with your teeth. If you are sensitive to hot or cold drinks or food and the discomfort only lasts a few seconds while eating the food or drinking the beverage then it would not be considered a serious issue. Reasons for the symptoms can be a small decay in the tooth, perhaps a filling has loosened or been damaged, or perhaps the gum is receding and the toothbrush is too hard on the gums and teeth. Any of these symptoms can cause mild to severe tooth pain or toothache and may require treatment regardless of the level of discomfort it’s always safe to head to your dentist to get it checked in order to receive tooth pain treatment specific to your situation.
The information provided is for general information purposes only and not intended to replace professional care. Please consult your physician or dentist for advice and diagnoses so you can be properly treated for your specific situation.
Downsview Plaza Dental Office
1078 Wilson Avenue
(at Keele Street)
Downsview, Ontario M3K 1G6
Phone: (416) 633-6443
Monday: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.