Unable To Bite Down Because Of Pain? Call Your Dentist!

When tooth pain stops you from biting and chewing any foods that provide meaningful resistance, you should take the matter up with your dentist. That concentrated pain or sensitivity can stem from an infection, and your problems can grow worse if you wait too long to arrange restorative dental treatment! Our Prairie Village, KS dentist’s office is prepared to help when you need to seek urgent treatment for dental pain affecting your bite function. After a review of the problem tooth, or problem teeth, we can inform you of the problem and what treating it will require. Even if the problem is advanced, we can recommend care that will improve your bite while preserving your appearance.

Bite Problems Should Not Be Ignored

If tooth pain has forced you to change your bite or limit what you eat, you should not wait to schedule treatment. Pain is often a consequence of problems with advanced decay, or with an unresolved physical injury. Eventually, the damage done by these problems can cause painful infections to form, which will keep growing worse until you seek the appropriate care. A severe infection can do more than just make your tooth too painful to ignore. Eventually, the damage can make nothing beyond extracting the tooth appropriate for your care, and you may experience complications from the spread of bacteria through that tooth’s roots.

Do You Need To Schedule Emergency Treatment?

If you think your problems with pain call for emergency care, reach out to your dentist’s office as soon as possible. We want patients to treat potential oral health issues as serious matters, and we are prepared to treat them on short notice to help them resolve problems. After you arrive, your dentist will check for signs that your tooth might be affected by a cavity or physical injury, and determine if it has become infected. Through root canal therapy, internal problems will be addressed, and from there we can start planning the restoration of the tooth with a custom dental crown.

Will Treatment Affect Your Smile?

If you need a dental crown put in place to restore a tooth, or if you need to receive a custom dental prosthetic like a dental bridge, we can focus on restoring your bite function and appearance as well as your smile. The restorations we provide can imitate healthy tooth enamel, so they will not seem out of place when they are observed by others.

Talk To Dr. Browne When You Are Not Able To Bite Or Chew Without Pain

Bite pain is not something you should ignore. In fact, it could be something serious enough to require emergency oral health care! If you have questions about our emergency services, or if you have any other questions, call our Prairie Village, KS office at 913-901-8585.