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Tooth Pain on biting down on the tooth

By Jason 7/16/2010 9:03:36 PM
I have pain on my left tooth in front of my first molar. I cannot figure out what is wrong because it all started this afternoon but not in the morning. It only hurts when I bite down on the tooth.
Posted By : Dr. Ritz on 7/16/2010 9:03:36 PM

There are various reasons for the tooth pain which is there on biting down. It can be because of the decay or it can be because of the cracked tooth. In decayed tooth , one has hot and cod sensation and problem of food impaction is there. but in case of cracked tooth some times you have pain ony when you bite on that tooth otherwise every thing is normal and on clinical examination also the tooth looks normal. It is difficult to diagnose the cracked tooth. Some times the pain is there when some things gets impacted between the two teeth and the teeth are not brushed or flossed properly but this sort of pain subsides on proper brusahing and flossing. With out seeing the Xray's and doing the clinical examination it is difficult to diagnose. For more info on dental pain you can visit the following ink on our website.....http://www.identalhub.com/article_why-dental-pain-or-toothache-87.aspx

Posted By : Dionne on 5/7/2011 12:50:17 PM
I am always bitting down on my teeth for no reason. Can you help me?
Posted By : Dr. Ritz on 5/7/2011 8:04:59 PM
If you are tooth grider then it can because of stress or occlusal imbalance. Sometimes grinding it also due to gums problem also but in that you feel like biting on teeth and there is itching on gums. So go to dentist and get it checked and get the treatment. For teeth grinding you will get night guard.

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