If you discover that your tooth hurts every time you bite down but it looks perfectly healthy, you’re fairly certain that it’s decay free, and you don’t really see any cracks, you may wonder what is happening. Understandably, you may dismiss it for a while as tooth pain due to irritation. However, we remind you that though this is possible, it’s also possible you’re dealing with a sneaky syndrome that requires our protection. As always, permitting us to take a look and tell you what’s happening is a better plan.
About The Problem
This sneaky tooth pain problem is known as cracked tooth syndrome. What makes it so sneaky? Well, the crack is extremely small. So tiny that it’s very difficult for anyone to see it. Of course, this means there’s no way that you will be able to figure it out on your own. You will, however, feel the discomfort due to the damage when you bite down. However, the discomfort won’t be nonstop.
Why It’s Happening
This happens when excessive pressure on your tooth leads to a crack within the tissue, such as from bruxism or misalignment that forces opposing teeth to exert too much force against one another.
Making Things Better
While this sounds like a very difficult to diagnose and treat concern, it’s really only a problem if you choose to try to do your own investigative work. When you come in to talk with us about your tooth pain, you’ll be able to give us specifics regarding what the pain is like and when it happens. We can then offer an extensive exam to seek out potential cracks (and the best treatment for your smile).
Protect Teeth With Tooth Pain Visits
If you experience an uncomfortable tooth, schedule an appointment with us to learn all about what’s happening and what you can do to make things better. Learn more by scheduling a visit in Prairie Village, KS by calling Robert M Browne, DDS at (913) 901-8585.