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What are possible causes of pain when chewing on a crowned tooth?

What are possible causes of pain when chewing on a crowned tooth?

Many: But here are some: crown is loose cavity under crown tooth needs a root canal a root canal has failed a root has broken a gum abscess from periodontal disease hope that helps. ...Read more

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I have a mouth sore that causes pain when i chew and swallow food. It is not visible on the inside of my mouth but can be felt offsetting my jaw line.?

I have a mouth sore that causes pain when i chew and swallow food. It is not visible on the inside of my mouth but can be felt offsetting my jaw line.?

Mouth sore/jaw pain: This could be anything from an abscessed tooth to something more serious. If it's not visible inside your mouth, that's unusual. If you feel a lump on your jaw line, you would probably benefit from an x-ray. See your family dentist or local oral surgeon and get it looked at. ...Read more

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Cavity filled a few weeks ago; pain when chewing still. Any recommendations?

Cavity filled a few weeks ago; pain when chewing still. Any recommendations?

Bite adjustment: One of two things are causing the pain, the bite is off [that can be easily adjusted] or the nerve is dead/or dying. Have your dentist evaluate the condition. ...Read more

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Pain when chewing after having composite fillings. Is this normal?

Pain when chewing after having composite fillings. Is this normal?

Not normal, see DDS: A "thick" composite can easily "throw off" your bite and create sensitivity. Since they are immediately hardened by light a composite placed in a numb'd" tooth won't indicate a correct bite and the teeth can get traumatically pounded. A quick bite adjustment is all you may need! if the bite adjustment doesn't do the job it is possible the decay was too close to the nerve ; may need a root canal. ...Read more

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Have jaw pain when chewing. What can I do to alleviate the pain?

Have jaw pain when chewing. What can I do to alleviate the pain?

See a dentist!: There are many possible diagnoses for the symptoms, from TMJ disorders to a nerve dying on a tooth. The best solution would be a thorough examination with either a dentist or an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Pain when chewing, popping when opening wide, and pressure and pain/fullness in ears?

Pain when chewing, popping when opening wide, and pressure and pain/fullness in ears?

Pressure: Partial blockage of the eustacian tube which runs from the side of the back of the throat into the middle ear. When this happens it creates a sensation of fullness. You can try relieving this by thrusting your lower jay forward and your head back, or by holding your nostrils and blowing against a closed mouth (but be very careful with this), or use a nasal spray or decongestant or a sinus rinse. ...Read more

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Jaw swells when I chew. Started Saturday. Under right ear is tender and along jaw line. Have had facial pain when chewing. ?

Jaw swells when I chew. Started Saturday. Under right ear is tender and along jaw line. Have had facial pain when chewing. ?

Several Alternatives: There are several possibilities here ringing from simple to serious. If this is getting worse, go see your dentist right away: don't delay. If it's improving, you may be able to watch and wait for your next regular check-up. ...Read more

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I have been feeling slight left side teeth pain when chewing yesterday , later on in the day I my submandibular lymph node feels tender no swelling ?

I have been feeling slight left side teeth pain when chewing yesterday , later on in the day I my submandibular lymph node feels tender no swelling ?

Infection: When you have pain in your teeth, and a tender lymph node; this is an infection until proven otherwise. You need antibiotics x 10 days. After 10 days, if no improvement, then more serious issues need to be investigated. ...Read more

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Can chewing hard gummy bears cause cavities?

Can chewing hard gummy bears cause cavities?

Cavity: Cavities form when bacteria convert the sugars that you eat into acids, and the acids damage the hard outer covering of a tooth (enamel) allowing bacteria to enter and infect the tooth. To reduce the risk of cavities clean your teeth thoroughly (including between your teeth where a toothbrush can't reach), use a fluoridated toothpaste, reduce sugar/starch intake, and see your dentist regularly. ...Read more

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Could TMJ cause someone to chew food loudly?

Could TMJ cause someone to chew food loudly?

Clicking sounds: There are many different symptoms of TMJ disorder. Early symptoms of TMJ include pain that is localized in the neck and head, headaches, limited range of motivation and clicking or popping sounds. These noises make you to chew food loudly. ...Read more

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Is it possible for chewing on ice to cause trismus?

Is it possible for chewing on ice to cause trismus?

Not generally: Trismus is limited opening of the lower jaw, usually caused by muscle spasm, a jaw joint disorder or an infection of the jaw. Chewing ice is not good for your teeth or your jaw, but i don't think it would commonly cause true trismus. ...Read more

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What could cause a weird sinking feeling when I chew gum?

What could cause a weird sinking feeling when I chew gum?

See your dentist: If this is in the tooth then you have may be missing a part of your filling in a tooth. If this is the whole tooth sinking, you have gum disease or an abscessed tooth and the pressure of chewing is pushing the tooth down. ...Read more

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Please help! does chewing tabacco cause you to have bad breath?

Please help! does chewing tabacco cause you to have bad breath?

Yes. ...but ....: Having bad breath after chewing tobacco will be my last concern, if you have been doing that for a while. Chemical burns, and oral cancers will be much more devastating things to cope with later on, if you continue that. Talk to your dentist please.! ...Read more

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Does chewing ice cause anemia?

Does chewing ice cause anemia?

What you are.....: Describing is pagophagia, the consumption of ice in the setting of anemia, usually due to an fe deficiency state. The ice consumption is not causative, but rather emblematic. You should see your dr and be evaluated for fe deficiency. You may find that your dr checks your hematocrit and red cell indices, and if microcytic hypochromic anemia is detected, starts you on fe rx (cheaper than fe testing). ...Read more

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