I'm Having a Hard Time Chewing

The worst thing about having chewing problems is that you can’t eat certain foods, and this can have a negative effect on your diet and overall health. There are various underlying causes that can affect the way you chew, from misaligned temporomandibular joints (TMJ) to aching decayed teeth. The best solution to this problem is to see Dr Robert K. Klein or Dr. Robert T. Klein, your Kansas City dentists, so we can perform a complete checkup of your teeth, jaw, and gums, and recommend the right treatment that’ll get you chewing properly again.

Dr. Klein on Helping Dental Patients to Chew

Causes of chewing problems include:

  • Recent surgery affecting the mouth, neck and head
  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD)
  • Gum disease
  • Tooth decay
  • Tooth loss
  • Loose or poorly fitted dentures
  • Dry mouth from medications or decreased saliva production
  • Oral cancer

Some people with chewing problems think that the pain in their teeth or jaw is temporary and can be remedied by simply taking over-the-counter pain killers. But this doesn’t address the root cause of the pain, which could recur and become worse over time.

Get a Comprehensive Dental Checkup

Helping People to Eat the Food that They Want, Dr. Robert Klein

The best solution to chewing problems and other related dental issues is to get a thorough checkup. Drs. Kip and Yubey Klein and our friendly staff will conduct a complete dental exam covering your mouth, gums, teeth, and jaw to narrow down the cause of your chewing problems. After your checkup, your Kansas City dentist will discuss the findings and provide you with the treatment plan that’ll best suit your needs.

Schedule an appointment at Highland Dental by calling 816-479-5058 right away!