When You Bite and Notice Pain, This May Point to a Cracked Tooth
Posted on 9/15/2019 by Rho Family Dentistry
When you are eating something and you chew, you should not feel any pain or discomfort whatsoever. When you bite down on something and you feel a sharp, stabbing pain that throbs once you release your bite, this could indicate a cracked tooth.
This is very upsetting, and it can become quite painful. This is when you want to give our professionals a call. They can provide the exam needed to find out where the pain is coming from and how to fix it.
Experiencing Pain While Biting or Chewing
If you are experiencing pain while biting or chewing, this is usually a cause of concern. Cracked teeth need to be addressed by our professionals as soon as you notice any issues. This is because the cracks can become worse. This can lead to the tooth being broken more. You want to have the crack filled to maintain the integrity of the tooth.
We can provide the necessary exam, but also the filling that the tooth may need to protect it. When the tooth is fixed, it is then able to be used again. If the crack stays open, it is also allowing new bacteria to enter into the area, which can cause an infection. Treating an infection is important to consider, because you don't want to worry about the pain or discomfort from having an issue that goes unaddressed. Our team is always here to provide the dental help needed.
Speak with us regarding the pain and discomfort that you're feeling. We can schedule a time for you to come in and get an exam done through our dentists. They can help find the issue that you are experiencing, while also making sure to rule out other issues. Call us today, we'd be happy to get you in as soon as possible!