Pain on Chewing

Tooth pain is generally felt as a sharp or aching in or around the tooth. It is frequently caused by an irritation of the nerves within the roots of the teeth due to cavities, infections or fractures of the crown and root of the tooth. Other common causes of tooth pain include gum and bone infections or inflammation from wisdom teeth. In the majority of cases, dental cavities and gum disease caused by bacteria in the mouth are not painful conditions until they begin to have an effect on the internal structure of the teeth. Because there are so many conditions that can lead to pain on chewing it is important to always see us for an accurate diagnosis and plan of treatment.