Our teeth are strong and are meant to be able to handle the pressure caused by biting and chewing. You should never experience pain while biting or chewing and if you do, it may be a sign of something more serious. If you start noticing irritation or pain while you’re eating, it might be a sign that you’re dealing with something like a cavity, or it could be a sign of further damage that has been caused to your tooth.
Dealing with Pain While Eating
If you’ve recently gone to bite down on one of your favorite foods and then been met with pain, this can be a sign of something that needs to be addressed immediately. You should always listen to your body when you start experiencing pain and you should never ignore any of those signs.
If you start experiencing pain while biting down on something that may be sweet or sugary, it might be a sign that you’re dealing with a cavity. You may notice an achy and almost shooting pain go throughout your mouth and it may be difficult to continue eating through the pain. You should make sure to avoid that area of your mouth until you are able to visit your dentist for treatment. If you’re dealing with a cavity, you’ll need to go through a filling as soon as possible to avoid any decay or further damage from happening to your tooth.
Another issue that can cause pain while chewing is a damaged tooth. This could mean that it’s cracked and needs to be repaired. Dental bonding can help restore your tooth and keep it fully intact once again. Once it’s fixed, you should no longer be experiencing pain with pressure.
Contact Your Dentist Today!
Don’t let dental pain go untreated. Contact Dr. Saeed Mehrabani at Hemlock Plaza Family Dental Care in Cary, NC, at (919) 363-0082 to learn how you should handle dealing with pain while biting or chewing.