Tooth Pain Part 2: Biting Into Food

Woman eating an apple

Blog Highlights:

  • Pain felt when biting into food is usually a result of tooth decay, a loose filling, or a cracked tooth
  • A cracked tooth can be difficult to remedy
  • It is absolutely necessary to seek a professional opinion

If you’ve ever been out at a restaurant in Orem, Utah, and suddenly felt excruciating pain when biting into your food, you may have a serious dental issue. The pain felt when biting into food is usually a result of tooth decay, a loose filling, or a cracked tooth. It is absolutely necessary to seek a professional opinion to get a precise diagnosis and decide on the right course of treatment.

For a simple case of mild decay, the decay needs to be removed and the area filled. If the pulp has been significantly damaged, you may need to get a root canal. The dentist will remove the rotting pulp, clean the space, and fill it.

Sometimes fillings become loose. If you experience pain when biting into your food, this could be a sign that you need to have your filling replaced.

A cracked tooth can be difficult to remedy, but not impossible. The location and depth of the crack and how much of the tooth’s pulp is affected will determine the best course of action.

Don’t wait to see your dentist. Tooth pain, mild or severe, when biting into food should be addressed immediately to avoid further discomfort and later complications.