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Thursday, December 5, 2013
Dental and Oral Health (Seniors)
Pain After Chewing Food
Recently I experience considerable mouth pain after chewing food, even relatively soft food like a piece of bread. Sometimes there`s a delay in the pain till an hour or so after eating. I seem to be sensitive to very hot and cold foods as well. The pain doesn`t seem to be localized to one particular tooth, but rather I feel it through my mouth and head. (Possibly my sinuses?) Do you have an idea why this might be, and the most likely corrective action?
I don't have any idea of what could be causing your pain. It could be many things. I suggest you consult with your dentist and family physician. They may need to do some exams and take some diagnostic images to find out the source of your pain.
Alfredo Hernandez, DDS, MS
Assistant Professor of Comprehensive Care
School of Dental Medicine
Case Western Reserve University