Painful Chewing: Why And What To Do?

If you find that as you take a bite of food, you experience painful chewing, this is generally a sign letting you know that you need our care. Of course, it doesn’t mean that you need to become overly worried. We are here to provide you with whatever type of dental care you need to address your concern. As you may have noticed, it’s often difficult to simply diagnose a problem based on one symptom. To be sure about the cause and to treat it effectively, you will need an appointment with us! For now, let’s walk through possible reasons your chewing isn’t comfortable.

Hygiene-Related Disease

If you’re suffering from something you cannot see but that is affecting your smile, you may find yourself with painful chewing. Particularly when you have serious decay or infection, biting down into food will feel very uncomfortable. Let us know the moment discomfort arises.


You might have sensitive teeth. It could be from acid erosion or other concerns. Or it may simply be that you have teeth far more sensitive than others. We will get to the bottom of it and help with suggestions for professional care or lifestyle changes.

TMJ Disorder

Do your teeth hurt? Or, is your painful chewing the result of inflamed or stressed TMJs? Treatment will help ease the discomfort and prevent further damage from occurring.


Grinding? Clenching? Both can cause teeth to hurt when you eat. Receive treatment with us to stop the problem in its tracks.

See Us For Painful Chewing Help ASAP

We offer a full range of dental care treatments to restore your smile to optimal oral health, should you experience problems like uncomfortable chewing. Learn more by scheduling a visit in Prairie Village, KS by calling Robert M Browne, DDS at (913) 901-8585.