When you bite down, you should have no pain at all. When you chew food or even chew gum regularly, pain is not something that should be felt in the gum, teeth or jaw areas of the mouth. There are many reasons for this to happen. Make sure you speak with our office if you notice any pain in the mouth.
Some of the reasons are easy fixes such as a loose filling that has to be redone, or even a cracked tooth that will have to be crowned. These issues can easily be dealt with in our office with a simple phone call before matters get worse.
Generally, other symptoms are noticed before the pain, such as having sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures on the tooth. This is a sign that something may be happening in the region that is becoming worse with time and wear.
Other issues that have to do with the jaw might require more work. Extreme decay in the tooth can also be a cause for pain when biting down, so this is something that will need a root canal performed on the area to remove the pulp and nerves of the tooth so that it does not give the person any more trouble.
It is always important that you speak with our professionals as soon as you notice any sort of pain when biting down. The problem should be addressed sooner, rather than later so you don’t have to worry about it getting worse with time. Give our office a call today to find out how we can provide you with an exam to find out what exactly the problem is. You shouldn’t worry about not being able to comfortably bite down. Always visit our office for regular cleanings and exams to keep the teeth in the best shape possible.