Tooth Pain

Relieve tooth pain with our expert advice and solutions

Are you experiencing tooth pain? Don't let it linger. Address the root cause! Tooth pain results from nerve irritation in the root of a tooth and can have a variety of causes.

Whether your pain is sharp or dull, it can affect your daily life and impact your eating, concentration, and sleep. Our experienced dental team at Burnaby Dental Center will pinpoint the cause of your pain and provide you with effective treatment options.

We offer a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere to alleviate anxiety and ensure a comfortable experience during your appointment.

Tooth pain symptoms to watch for

  • Sharp, throbbing, or constant pain in a tooth or several teeth
  • Pain when biting or chewing
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
  • Swelling around the affected tooth
  • A dull, achy pain in the jaw or surrounding area
  • Tender, bleeding, or swollen gums
  • Bad taste in the mouth or bad breath
  • Difficulty opening the mouth or moving the jaw
  • A fever or swollen lymph nodes in the neck
  • A persistent headache or earache

It’s important to seek dental attention if you experience any of these symptoms. Tooth pain can indicate a more serious underlying issue that requires prompt treatment. Schedule an appointment today, and we’ll give you special attention and an accurate diagnosis.

What’s the root cause of tooth pain?

Tooth pain can be caused by a variety of factors, including

  • Cavities or tooth decay
  • Gum disease or gingivitis
  • Infection or abscess
  • Fractured or broken teeth
  • Wisdom teeth or impacted teeth
  • Teeth grinding or clenching (bruxism)
  • Sinus pressure or sinusitis
  • Hot or cold temperatures or substances
  • Acidic foods or drinks
  • Dental procedures or treatments

Treatments for tooth pain at Burnaby Dental Centre

Dental fillings 

Eliminate tooth pain with dental fillings! Decay-induced cavities often result in painful tooth sensitivity. At our clinic, we'll clean out the cavity and use fillings to revive the affected area and fortify your teeth to prevent future discomfort.

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Root canal treatment

Say goodbye to tooth decay with a root canal treatment at Burnaby Dental Centre! Our team will remove the infected tissue, prevent further spread, and in most cases, preserve your natural tooth. Let us work with you to determine if a root canal is the best solution for your specific situation.

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Wisdom teeth removal 

Uncover a pain-free future with wisdom teeth removal at Burnaby Dental Centre! While wisdom teeth, the molars located in the back of your mouth, are common, not everyone needs them. This can result in bite problems, oral discomfort, or difficulty maintaining proper hygiene. Let us help your other teeth thrive and prevent future dental issues.

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Dental bridges

If you’ve lost a tooth, or if your tooth has become damaged beyond repair, a restorative treatment option like a dental bridge may be a great solution. We’ll work with you to determine the best treatment plan for your smile based on your unique dental issues and needs.

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The appropriate treatment will depend on the specific cause of your tooth pain and the severity of the problem. It’s important to see a dentist for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.

What to expect at your tooth pain appointment

  1. You’ll speak with our staff about what you are experiencing, as well as your past oral health history.
  2. We’ll perform a comprehensive exam and take any necessary x-rays or digital images to provide an accurate diagnosis.
  3. Your dentist will fill you in on what exactly is happening and your treatment options. We’ll review your x-rays and intra-oral images with you to make sure you understand any problems we diagnose, empowering you to make the decision that’s right for you.
  4. There will be plenty of time for you to ask questions or let us know of any concerns.
  5. If we can’t get started on a permanent treatment right away, we’ll schedule a follow-up appointment and give you a temporary solution to help you feel better until then.

Don’t wait for treatment! Our dentists are on call and can help today.

At Burnaby Dental Centre, we offer emergency appointments to existing and new patients. We know emergencies can be stressful. We offer an experience to help resolve your dental emergencies conveniently and comfortably. 

Let's get you back to feeling like yourself.

Tooth pain FAQ

What causes tooth pain?

Tooth pain can be caused by various factors, including cavities, gum disease, tooth decay, infection, abscess, injury, nerve damage, or sinus pressure.

How can I relieve tooth pain at home?

It’s generally safe to use over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen for tooth pain, but it is recommended to follow the instructions on the label and consult with your dentist before using them if you have any underlying health conditions.

When should I see a dentist for tooth pain?

You should see a dentist as soon as possible if you experience persistent or severe tooth pain, swelling, fever, or if the pain affects your daily activities. Tooth pain can signify a more serious problem, such as infection, abscess, or nerve damage. It’s important to see a dentist for an evaluation and proper diagnosis.

Can tooth pain be prevented?

To some extent, toothaches can be prevented by practicing good oral hygiene, visiting a dentist regularly for check-ups and cleanings, and avoiding habits that can lead to tooth decay and injury.

Financial Information

Burnaby Dental Centre proudly accepts all major credit cards and debit cards, as well as cash payments. Our helpful customer service team will be happy to facilitate and submit any insurance benefit claims on your behalf.

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At Burnaby Dental Centre, we go above and beyond to provide expert dental care while cultivating a compassionate, friendly environment that prioritizes your comfort.

Our team has extensive experience and expertise in restorative dental care. We utilize high-tech treatments to provide you with a comfortable experience and incredible results. We look forward to helping you restore the health and appearance of your smile!