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I'm Having a Hard Time Chewing

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Meal time is something you should be able to look forward to, but if you are dealing with tooth pain or a painful bite, you may dread it instead. Get the help you need at S&G Family Dentistry and say goodbye to your chewing worries for good.

Chewing Your Food Shouldn’t Be a Chore

When you have problems chewing your food, it can throw off your whole day. You’re hungry, and then you’re in pain as you try to quell that hunger. It’s enough to make anyone a little unhappy. Here are some treatments that may help you get past your chewing difficulties and back to enjoying your meals pain-free.

  • Tooth Extraction – Many times you feel pain while you are eating because of a tooth issue. Some issues are able to be taken care of by other methods. For example, if your tooth is cracked or otherwise damaged, we can restore it with a dental crown. But if you do not seek help and the pain persists, you may need to have your tooth removed. Dr. Schopper or one of our other dentists can safely extract your tooth here in our office. If the case is complicated, we will refer you to one of our trusted partners to make sure you get the level of care you need. S&G Family Dentistry will be there to help you get past losing a tooth from your smile and replacing it with a new one.
  • Root Canal Treatment – One treatment that can save your real tooth and give you relief from tooth pain is root canal treatment. Now, do not believe everything that you hear about this treatment. A root canal is not the terribly painful procedure you may have been led to believe. A root canal is actually no more painful than having your tooth filled after a cavity. In fact, many times the nerve in your tooth is already dead, so you wouldn’t feel anything even without the numbing agent we apply.
  • TMJ Solutions – Your pain may not have anything to do with your teeth. TMJ refers to disorders that occur within the joint that connects your jaw to the rest of your skull. Some symptoms of TMJ disorder can be mistaken for other issues. One symptom is tooth pain. Another symptom is pain or soreness when you move your jaw. Headaches are also common. Whatever your symptoms may be, S&G Family Dentistry is here to help you figure out how to get your jaw back to normal and you back to enjoying meal time.

Don’t dread going to the dinner table for a moment longer. Call our Leawood, KS office at 913-945-1612 today to schedule your appointment. You can also use our online form to make an appointment.

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