Chewing is a natural process that you do when you eat, so of course it is considered a big problem if chewing starts to hurt. There are a lot of reasons why chewing may hurt and the pain could affect various parts of the mouth.
Sometimes it could be the jaw, sometimes the tongue or even the teeth themselves. Whatever the problem happens to be, you will need to come and speak to us as soon as possible. Oral pain in any capacity is usually a sign that something is wrong.
Reasons for Oral PainThere could be all kinds of reasons as to why your teeth may hurt when you chew. One of the main reasons could be that you have a cavity. While cavities may not hurt immediately, eventually they can wear down to the nerve of the tooth and this is where the pain comes from.
If you are prone to grinding your teeth, then this could also be part of the reason. Tooth grinding is something that very few people are actually aware of. It is often caused by anxiety and stress and usually happens during sleep, which is why a lot of people tend to miss it.
A problem with the joint of your lower jaw could also be the cause. It could also end up being a number of different factors. When you start to experience this particular kind of pain, you will need to come and talk to us immediately. Usually, a checkup will be the best thing to investigate and determine just what the issue is.
So, whatever the problem may be, you know that you will be in good hands if you come and talk to us. Just book an appointment today and we will do everything we can to help ease your pain.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (503) 675-4594 today.