Biting into food, chewing food, and simply enjoying your meal are all things that you should be able to do without dealing with discomfort! However, when something is even slightly off with your oral health, you may find that instead of moving through your meals and your day on autopilot and with a smile on your face, you’re grimacing and feeling uneasy anticipating with every bit of food you consume. To help you get through this, understand it, and come out the other side with a smile that allows you to comfortably chew again, our Upton, MA team has some helpful answers and suggestions about chewing pain!
It May Be Sensitivity
If you are noticing chewing pain when you bite down, when you eat, or any other time, remember that this isn’t a good thing! Of course, the fact that you’re dealing with discomfort is probably enough of a warning sign for you to realize that. With that said, our team reminds you that this type of issue may stem from sensitivity, which can come from a variety of causes like bruxism, a cavity, eroded enamel, and the list goes on. Fortunately, whatever the cause, we can certainly fix it!
It Could Be Disease Or Damage
Remember that cavity we mentioned? We encourage you to recognize that painful chewing is often the result of a problem. Problems associated with teeth and gums that lead to pain will usually include some form of disease, such as decay or infection, or they might include physical damage, such as a crack. When nerves are exposed or aggravated, they feel uncomfortable, which means any amount of pressure will bring this to the forefront.
You May Have Irritation
You might not necessarily remember accidentally biting your fork, knocking your tooth with your glass, etc. However, if you are dealing with sudden discomfort in a tooth or teeth, when you’re chewing, it’s possible you’re dealing with irritation. As you may have guessed, this isn’t something you’ll be able to figure out on your own. However, when you see our team for care, we can provide the detective work and explain what’s going on with your discomfort level and your oral health!
You Need To See Our Team
As you may have guessed, when it hurts to chew, it’s time to see us for a dental examination. We can take a detailed look at your smile, so you receive every answer you need (and solutions, too).
Figure Out And Improve Chewing Pain With Us
Don’t try to play dentist and examine your own smile, when issues like sensitivity or chewing discomfort show up on the scene. Instead, schedule a checkup with our team ASAP for answers and improvements. To learn more, call our family dental office in Upton, MA, today at 508-529-4591. We proudly welcome patients from all surrounding communities.