Imagine it’s Thanksgiving morning. You intentionally ate little that morning because you really want to enjoy the big feast of turkey, ham, or both plus all the delicious sides and desserts.
Now imagine going to take that first bite and feel nothing but pain!
That’s not what you want Thanksgiving or any other meal for that matter. You want to be able to eat comfortably, so you can savor the flavors of your food.
If you already noticing problems when you bite or chew, schedule a visit to our Johnson City, NY dental office. Dr. Jerry Farrell and our team are here to help you feel like yourself again. Call us today at 607-304-3993.
Find & Fix Your Problem
Pain while eating can be the result of cavities, tooth infections, or even gum disease in some cases. No matter what your problem may be, we can help you find the right fix. You can eat without pain or worry once again.
Dealing with a Cavity
If you do have a cavity, your teeth can feel more sensitive to hot and cold foods and drinks. This is a great reason to schedule a visit with us. Tooth fillings are a standard part of our restorative dentistry.
This is a simple procedure. We just remove the decay from your teeth, prepare it, and add our composite resin to rebuild your tooth. The resin will be shaded to match the natural color of your tooth. We’ll also polish it after it hardens so people won’t be able to tell that you have a filling.
More importantly, you’ll be able to eat and drink again with worrying that you might wince.
Dealing with an Infected Tooth
Tooth infections can develop for a few reasons. One is an untreated cavity. Another may be because of a broken or cracked tooth.
Regardless, a tooth infection can cause pain whenever you bite or chew. For that matter, the pain may never go away completely. The important thing to remember is that your teeth should not cause you pain.
A tooth infection will require a little more extensive work than a cavity, however. This is when you may need a root canal instead. If you are worried that the procedure itself might be painful, we want to ease your mind. We offer local anesthetic and oral sedation, so you won’t feel a thing.
During the root canal, we’ll remove the infected tissue, clean and sanitize the tooth, and fill it with a special material to reduce your risk of reinfection. To finish, we’ll add a dental crown that restores the appearance of your smile and the function of your tooth.
Dealing with Gum Disease
Keep in mind that many people with gum disease never feel pain, but it is possible that your gums can feel sore and tender. This can make eating anything somewhat painful. Again, it’s a reason to visit our office in Johnson City.
We offer non-surgical gum disease treatment as part of our general dentistry. We can help you restore your gum health, so it doesn’t interfere with your eating anymore.
Enjoy Your Future Meals
Whether it’s Thanksgiving dinner, your office Christmas party, or meeting your friends for a night out, you should not be worried about cringing in pain when you bite into something. Dr. Farrell and our team want you to feel comfortable the next time you eat.
Call us at 607-304-3993 or contact us online so oral pain can stop being a problem for you.