You know on an instinctual level that your chewing … it shouldn’t be a problem. It should just be something you do really without thinking too much about it. After all, you do a lot of it! This process lets you eat food, which is essential for your daily nutrition intake! It shouldn’t hurt, it shouldn’t feel strenuous, etc. So, what are you supposed to do when you realize something is definitely not going quite right in this area of your oral health? Well, you come to our Lake Orion, MI team for answers, help, and solutions, of course! Let us walk you through the chewing pain specifics!
When There’s Pain Or A Problem: See Us!
When there’s pain or a problem with your chewing (or anything else, of course), we always remind you that the very first thing that should pop into your head is scheduling a dental checkup with us. In addition, it’s also the very first task you should complete! While you can spend time considering other details until you see us, the sooner you get a visit scheduled, the sooner you will get to come in, talk with our compassionate team, and have solid, factual answers that will yield solutions for your smile!
Ask Yourself About Your Daily Habits
Next, ask yourself about what you’ve been doing on a daily basis in terms of your eating and snacking habits. It’s always important to realize that in some instances, chewing lots of gum, eating lots of hard foods, snacking on ice, and more may contribute to chewing pain or strain. We remind you that you may aggravate your teeth, cause sensitivity, and even cause a bit of damage. Or, your habits may contribute to or worsen a problem like bruxism or TMJ disorder, which leads to discomfort. (Remember: There’s a treatment for whatever you’re going through!).
You May Require A Repair
Dealing with chewing pain? As you may have guessed, it’s very possible that the source of your concern is related to a damaged tooth that requires care. If you have tooth decay, then your nerves are partially exposed and aggravated. If you have a crack, your nerves are exposed. If you have an infection, the you’re dealing with damage and inflammation that’s causing serious chewing discomfort. See us for restorative care, so we can fix any issue, as you get your comfortable chewing back.
Address Chewing Concerns ASAP
Don’t go any longer than you have to with any type of chewing problem, from pain to strain! Remember to get in touch with our team just as soon as you can, so we may see you for a checkup and solution. To schedule a visit for in Lake Orion, MI, call Lake Orion Family Dentistry today at 248-693-6213.