Help! My Teeth Are So Damaged, It Hurts When I Chew!
Your teeth are supposed to look good for when you smile, but that’s only part of it. You need your teeth to chew your food. And when they are damaged, chewing can be a real problem. It’s hard to tough it through a bad toothache that only gets more painful when you try to eat. You could end up skipping foods, getting malnourished, and dealing with a lot of pain needlessly. We have a wide range of restorative dentistry treatments that can end the pain and let you chew normally again.
Tooth decay caused by harmful bacteria can be subtle, or it can really hurt. If you have an untreated cavity, things are only going to get worse. That bacteria won’t go away without treatment, and that means your cavity is just going to get bigger and more painful, making it even harder to chew. At our Sterling Heights dental office, we have composite fillings that can repair the damage done from tooth decay. And because they are colored to look like enamel, the fillings will be very hard to notice.
A particularly painful problem is when bacteria get inside of your tooth. This often happens when a cavity has been ignored for too long, and the tooth decay breaches the enamel. An infected tooth can hurt all on its own, but sometimes chewing with it can be excruciating. The only way to save the tooth is through a root canal. Here, Dr. Ardelean will carefully remove the infected pulp inside the tooth. The tooth is saved, and the pain is gone.
Gum Disease Treatment
The bacteria that can infect teeth can also irritate and even infect your gums. This can lead to making your teeth loose, which in turn can lead to problems chewing. And in extreme cases, gum disease can make your teeth fall out. But with our root planing and scaling treatments, we can get rid of the plaque that help cause gum disease and keep your gums healthy.
Instead of having a painful tooth getting in the way of your chewing, maybe you’re suffering because you are missing teeth. Having an empty spot in your smile is more than just embarrassing, as hard foods like chips can hurt the exposed gums. To fix this, Dr. Ardelean can place a dental implant that holds a replacement tooth in that space. It looks natural, protects the gums, and can give you back the full chewing strength of your teeth.
If it hurts when you chew, you do not need to just deal with it. Thanks to our restorative dentistry treatments, you can get back to eating pain-free. Call us today at 586-739-1111 or use our convenient online form to schedule your next appointment.