Tooth ache is the main reason for patients seeking treatment. Fortunately, modern anesthetics can make the procedure pain free in most cases. Seeking treatment early makes the procedure more comfortable, so don’t wait. When diagnosed early, treatment can be almost pain free. For the first few days after treatment, there may be some sensitivity to biting pressure and tender gums, especially if there was pain or infection before the procedure. Sometimes over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications are recommended as prescribed by the doctor.