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Dental and Oral Health (Seniors)

Pain After Chewing Food

10/14/2009

Question:

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?

Answer:

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.

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Response by:

Alfredo  Hernandez, DDS, MS Alfredo Hernandez, DDS, MS
Assistant Professor of Comprehensive Care
School of Dental Medicine
Case Western Reserve University