I Am Having A Hard Time Chewing

I Am Having A Hard Time Chewing


Tooth Pain


Pain or discomfort while chewing may indicate tooth decay or other serious oral problems such as infections, sores, injuries, or cancer.
Tooth pain may be cause by a dental abscess. If left untreated, the abscess can spread to other teeth, jaw, mouth, and throat and cause excruciating pain. Dental infections can cause difficulty breathing and even death. Dental infections can be treated with Root Canal Therapy or Extractions. We perform both procedures at All Smiles Dental.

Missing Teeth


Are you unable to eat the food you love because you have missing teeth? Missing teeth can cause you a number of problems, such as diet, chewing, smiling, and self confidence. We can replace missing teeth with removable partial denture or dental implants. Dental implants are great because they function like natural teeth. They have a titanium root that is anchored in the jaw. After healing a crown is placed over the titanium root that will blend seamlessly with the rest of your natural teeth. Implants are the most successful procedure in dentistry because titanium cannot get a cavity. Implants can replace 1 tooth or many. Dental implants can last a lifetime if cared for properly. Dental implants can add years to your life. Studies have shown that patients with teeth and implants will live 10 years longer than those completely edentulous. The reason is simple missing teeth do not allow you to properly digest your food or maintain a nutritious diet.

Ill-Fitting Denture


Are you tired of dealing with your dentures? Are you unable to eat the food you love because you have uncomfortable and ill-fitting denture. Loose dentures can make it painful to eat and constant denture movement can affect your speech along with the constant worry your deture will fall out while talking.
Dentures are not a onetime appliance. When teeth are missing the bone will shrink. The first year you remove teeth the ridge will resorb 37% and will continue to resorb 1% annually unless dental implants are placed to secure bone height and volume. With all of this resorption the ADA recommends your denture be relined every 2-3 years and a new denture made every 8-10 years. Implant retained dentures can slow or eliminate bone loss, eliminate the need for adhesives and keep your teeth in place.
Dr. Suter and Dr Brown have completed countless hours of continuing education so they can offer reliable solutions for patients with complex dental issues. Using dental implants we can replace 1 tooth or many teeth. Dental implants can be used to stabilize (secure) dentures and give patients the chewing force they have not had for years.
Don’t let your missing teeth or floppy dentures determine what foods you eat or cut your life short. Call us today 304-623-9188 or click on button to schedule appointment to discuss your options.