Tooth Pain When Chewing: Causes And Treatment Of Toothache When Biting


I have pain in one back tooth when I bite down on something, but it’s not sensitive to cold or hot. When my dentist taps on the tooth it feels O.K.

Obviously the pain is from a nerve, why does not my dentist change the filling (which is old); now several months later I can start feeling a little sensitivity to cold. Does he want to do a root canal?

Why my tooth hurts when I bite down? What can cause it? What is the treatment for toothache when chewing?


Treatment for Toothache When Biting

You have to talk to your dentist regarding your problem, because there are many symptoms of toothache, like toothache while chewing, while biting, or when drinking hot or cold drinks.

Unless he examines your teeth it will be difficult to pin point the cause of your toothache. Your doctor may advise X-ray of the tooth to ascertain if the tooth is decayed or it is cracked.

Causes of Tooth Pain While Chewing

Toothache while chewing or biting is generally caused due to cavity in the tooth or cracked tooth.

Causes of Tooth Pain:

  • Dental cavity
  • Cracked tooth
  • Gum disease
  • Disease of the jaw joint
  • Spasm of the muscles used for chewing
  • Impaction
  • Angina pain of heart
  • Sinusitis
  • Ear infection

The last three are the referred pain.

Treatment for tooth ache:

  • Apply clove oil on the aching tooth, it reduces the pain and also cures the infection caused due to bacteria in the cavity.
  • Garlic is another useful home remedy in toothache. Place a crushed garlic on the painful tooth and you will get relief from the tooth pain
  • Plantago is a homeopathic remedy very well used in curing symptoms of decayed tooth
  • Proper brushing at least twice in a day helps to prevent tooth decay and tooth pain