Top reasons you are experiencing tooth pain

Torbram Dental weighs in on the top reasons one may experience tooth pain. (Source: Dentistry & You, powered by Dear Doctor Magazine, 03/28/2016, .) 

Most individuals have suffered from tooth pain at some point in their lifetime. While many people get it diagnosed at the very onset, some keep neglecting it. Torbram Dental in Brampton shares how dental problems are a silent epidemic. People only realize the importance of dental health only when it is too late. If you do not want to make that mistake, it is essential to pay attention to the early signs of dental diseases and issues. 


Children routinely suffer from cavities due to bad eating habits. Cavities happen when oral bacteria start consuming food that remains within our teeth. It causes tiny holes in your teeth that may cause mild to extreme pain. Once your enamel layer decays and the dentin layer is exposed, it can cause a lot of teeth pain. Torbram Dental explains, “cavities can definitely be painful; therefore, prevention is crucial, especially for young ones. In order to prevent cavities, it is recommended to brush, floss or rinse after each meal. Frequent snacking and sipping without rinsing or drinking water, mouth bacteria has a chance to wreak havoc. Therefore, if your going to snack and sip all day, try to squeeze in some fresh water or oral rinses. A great way to prevent cavities is by scheduling a professional cleaning. A professional teeth cleaning visit can help remove plaque and help the dentist catch early signs of any abnormalities. Allowing the discussion of the correct treatment before it gets worse. Regular visits with the dentist and routine dental cleanings are part of good oral hygiene practices.”

Enamel erosion 

Acid reflux can cause erosion of enamels. When gastric acids and acidic food come in contact with your enamel, it can slowly wear over time. It can cause considerable tooth pain depending on the level of enamel erosion. Torbram Dental shares, “one way to protect your enamel is by understanding the influences in which disturb its composition. Fruit drinks, soft drinks, sour foods (especially sour candies), dry mouth/low saliva, frequent vomiting, certain medications, and gastrointestinal issues can all play a part in enamel erosion. Discuss with your dentist if you have any concerns regarding your enamel.”

Incorrect filling 

When treated for cavities, your dentist will use fillings to mitigate the problem. However, the filling can displace or chip off, causing food particles to enter the cavity. That is one of the main reasons for tooth pain for people previously suffering from cavities. It can also happen from the incorrect use of veneers. Torbram Dental ensures that their patients do not have to suffer from faulty fillings as the appropriate measures are put into practice, including proper alignment.  

Broken or damaged teeth 

Our teeth are vulnerable to regular wear and tear and accidents. Hard biting, jaw clenching, or teeth grinding can lead to fissures and cracks in your enamel. If the nerve endings come into contact with external elements, it can cause considerable tooth pain. When dealing with broken teeth, you can get a lot of relief from cosmetic dentistry. Torbram Dental expresses, “cosmetic dental work can include veneers, caps/crowns and dental implants. Cosmetic dental work can significantly improve dental pain and enhance the individual’s overall appearance. Chipped teeth, decay, or poorly shaped teeth can interfere with the individual’s bite and chewing behavior, resulting in pressure and exposed nerve endings over time. It is best to have broken and damaged teeth corrected as soon as possible.” 

Periodontal disease 

Periodontal diseases are infections in tissues caused by bacterial biofilm (plaque). It is a severe dental issue that can cause many problems in the long run. The problem occurs along your gums and can reach way up into the dental pulp through teeth roots. Torbram Dental shares, “when it comes to periodontal disease, there are a few signs to pay close attention to besides tooth pain. You may experience loose teeth, bleeding gums, red or swollen gums. You may also experience painful chewing, gums that pull away from the tooth, or changes in how your teeth fit together. If you have noticed any one of these symptoms, contact your dentist.” 


Abscess refers to puss-filled sacs which generally occur between tooth gaps or roots. It can be excruciatingly painful if not treated at the right time. Torbram Dental explains, “there are many reasons as to why one may experience a tooth abscess. What it is essential to note is that it must not be ignored. Infections can travel beyond the area. An infection can move to the jaw, neck, head, and even other parts of the body or face. Speak to your dentist as soon as you can if you suspect a tooth abscess.”   

Gum Recession 

Receding gums are a common reason behind tooth pain. It causes pain when the gum roots are exposed. If you use the wrong toothbrush or brushing techniques, you would be vulnerable to gum recession. Torbram Dental shares, “exposed roots are so sensitive it can even be affected by temperature. Harsh or incorrect brushing techniques are not the only cause of receding gums.  Teeth grinding, jaw clenching, and trauma also play a role. Depending on the severity, the three most common treatments may include antibiotics, deep cleaning, or surgery. Ask your dentist how you can avoid gum recession and which oral hygiene tools are best for you.” 

Recent dental cleaning 

Routine dental cleanings are essential for good oral health. However, if post-treatment procedures are not followed correctly, you can experience tooth pain after recent dental work. It is especially common after teeth whitening treatments. If you suspect this to be the reason, get in touch with your dentist as soon as possible. Torbram Dental expresses, “before any cleaning or dental work, your dentist should have an in-depth conversation with you on what to expect during and after the procedure.  

A recent dental cleaning or dental work will naturally leave you feeling a bit tender. However, the pain will subside, and you can continue your day. If the pain is persistent or worsens, revisit with your dentist.” 

Torbram Dental firmly believes in the role of dental health influencing and positively impacting overall well-being. Which also includes the part of cosmetic dentistry. Routine dental care is one of the most overlooked aspects of our physical health in the modern world. Your oral health will shine bright by following a basic dental care routine and regularly visiting your dentist. Contact Torbram Dental today for all your dental needs! 

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Simrit has been working at Torbram Dental since 2001. She started her career with Assisting/Treatment co-ordinating and then moved on to becoming the Hygiene Co Ordinator in 2005. In 2012 she took on a new role as the Marketing Director. Though she loved being the Marketing Director, in 2015 she became the Office Manager of Torbram Dental. She completed her Level 1 Dental Assisting program with Career Canada in 1996 and then went on to complete her Level II Dental Assisting Diploma with Southwestern Medix in 1999. That is when she received NDAEB Certification. Simrit has been and still is an active member of the Ontario Dental Assistants Association since 2000. She enjoys hiking and traveling with her husband and two kids and loves to explore new restaurants, especially high-tea venues.

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Jessica, one of our receptionists, is one of the smiling faces you see when you arrive at the office. She graduated with honours from Medix College with a diploma as a Level 2 Dental Assistant. When she is not happily helping our patients, Jessica enjoys spending quality time with her friends and family, going to church on Sunday mornings, gardening and going on hikes.

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Naudia has been working at Torbram Dental for many years and is a valued member of our administrative team: as a dental receptionist and in our marketing team . She graduated from Everest College with honours level 1 and 2, with a diploma in Dental Assisting. Naudia is always there for our patients, making sure that they receive the care and attention they deserve. When not at the office, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking and indulging in civil court TV shows.

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Ramandeep has been a part of Torbram Dental for the past 10 years as certified dental assistant. She obtained her level 1 certification from Everest college in Brampton in 2013, and then her level 2 certification in 2014 from Medix college. Her career path through the clinic has been recognized by staff at all levels who admire her work ethic and dedication to million dollar smiles. In her spare time, Ramandeep enjoys cooking and gardening, and spending time with her husband and 2 kids.

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Sana is a valued member of our dental hygiene team. In 2008 she completed her education at George Brown in Dental Assisting and in 2016 she earned her diploma in Dental Hygiene from the Canadian Academy of Dental Health and Sciences. Sana has been working in dentistry since 2008 and enjoys taking care of our patients and helping them with their oral health. She is married and is busy with her 2 young children. In her spare time, Sana enjoys going out with the family, trying out new places to eat and is looking forward to travelling with them in the future.

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Sanaria has been working at Torbram Dental for many years as a valued member of our Dental Assisting Team. She completed her level 2 dental assisting certification and previously obtained a degree in Education and worked as a quality control officer in the pharmaceutical industry. When not at work Sanaria loves to bake and cook. She also loves story time and enjoying the outdoors with her children. She always sees the positive side of life, believes that nothing is impossible and that if you set a goal and work at it, that you will make your dreams come true.

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Carrie has been working at Torbram Dental since 2001. She graduated from George Brown College in 1998 with a Dental Assistant Diploma and continued to further her education by completing a Dental Hygiene Diploma in 2001 at Durham College. Carrie is a highly trained and experienced Registered Dental Hygienist who continues to learn and grow by updating her knowledge to provide her clients with the best Oral Health Care techniques and information. Carrie is passionate about Dentistry and is known for her gentle and compassionate manner. She feels strongly about building lasting relationships and trust with her clients to help them understand that good Oral Health leads to good Overall Health. Carrie enjoys travelling, dabbling in decorating and a good Netflix series in her time off. Carrie resides in Halton Hills with her husband and two children.

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Daniela's interest in Dentistry began in Gr.6 when she wrote a speech entitled "My Life as a Toothbrush".
A Registered Dental Hygienist with 22 years of clinical experience, Daniela still has a great passion for her career. The most rewarding aspect for her is building lasting relationships with her patients, and seeing them through to a healthier smile.
Her thorough yet gentle touch will ensure a comfortable visit every time.
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Stephanie Enjoys getting to know all new patients at Torbram Dental and catching up with long standing Patients. Stephanie enjoys spending quality time with her family. One of her favorite things to do with her daughter is teach and play the piano. Stephanie likes going on walks with her husband and enjoys spending as much time with him as he is an Active Member of the Canadian Army. On Sundays, Stephanie enjoys going to Church and looks forward to Sunday Dinner with her entire family. Stephanie's Favorite thing to do to start her day right is head to her local Starbucks and Grab her favorite drink, an iced black tea with light lemonade on warm days and a blonde vanilla latte on those cold winter days.

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As a dedicated Dental Hygienist at Torbram Dental, Aalisha brings recent knowledge and experience to ensure the best oral health for our patients. She holds a Diploma in Dental Hygiene from the Toronto College of Dental Hygiene and Auxiliaries and has further enriched her education with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Waterloo. Beyond her professional qualifications, Aalisha has a zest for life that extends beyond the dental chair. She cherishes quality time with family and friends, thrives on outdoor adventures, and has a passion for hiking and water-based activities, especially during the sunny summer days. She is an avid traveler, exploring tropical paradises and historic destinations while immersing herself in diverse cultures and indulging in delicious culinary experiences."

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Supreet was born and raised in Punjab, India and came to Canada in 2016. She graduated from Sheridan College as an Environmental Lab Technician but later decided to change her career to dentistry. She completed her Level I and II Intra-Oral Dental Assisting course from George Brown College and graduated in 2023. In July 2023, Supreet joined the team at Torbram Dental where she enjoys working. In her free time, she loves to read books.

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