October 7, 2015
Are you have a hard time chewing food? Discomfort when chewing can be a miserable experience. It limits the foods you can safely enjoy, and it can make it a hassle to dine out with friends and family. Over time, you may even begin to suffer from malnutrition by not eating a varied diet.
But if you’re ready to chew with confidence and comfort once more, there are options available to help bring an end to your discomfort. At the office of Thomas. J. Feder, DDS, PC, in Belleville, IL, we have a wealth of experience in helping patients regain their ability to chew.
Difficulty chewing can be related to a number of problems, but of which deal directly with your oral health. If you are experiencing a sensitivity to hot or cold beverages when you eat or drink, you may need have an infection inside the dental pulp of a tooth.
This pain can be solved with a routine root canal. Root canals have a fearsome reputation, but the truth is dental technology has advanced a long way and they are no longer that lengthy or painful. During a root canal, we clean out the infect pulp and never of a tooth. This helps relieve your pain and ensure the life of the tooth.
Other common causes of chewing difficulty are also easily solvable at our Belleville, IL, office. When you come in for your initial evaluation, we can perform a complete examination of your mouth. Our team will inspect your teeth for signs of decay, and take a complete set of digital x-rays of your mouth.
Once we’ve found the problem, we can have you on the way to happy and healthier mouth. But some problems require more than just the removal of decay or the restoration of a tooth. On occasion, dental pain may be caused by a missing tooth or a tooth that cannot be repaired.
But missing teeth is no reason to despair, because we can fix that office as well. Our office now offers dental implants, the best way to restore missing teeth. Whether you’re missing one tooth, or even all of you’re teeth, dental implants can be helpful in restoring your smile.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root. They are general made from titanium; we embed this artificial tooth root into your jawbone and it can actually act as a structure as strong and durable as your natural tooth root. Once the root has fused to your bone, we can place an artificial tooth on it. Dental implants look entirely lifelike and restore all of your previous chewing ability.
If you wear dentures, we may have a solution for you as well. Many denture wearers come to us complaining about dentures that slip out of their mouths or irritate their gums. That can make it difficult, not to mention embarrassing, for them to eat the foods they love. But dental implants can actually be used to permanently anchor dentures into place; which means you never have to worry about them slipping or falling out again!
If you’re having a hard time chewing, contact our office for an evaluation. The office of Thomas J. Feder, DDS, PC, is proud to serve Belleville, IL and the surrounding areas. We can be reached by calling 618-219-1412.