Interesting Case: Severe Tooth Pain from Biting on a Nail

Interesting Case: Severe Tooth Pain from Biting on a Nail   Recently one of my patients, a 40 year old female, was eating at a restaurant and bit down on a nail that was in her food!   The result was severe tooth pain. The tooth in question was an upper second molar. Complicating the matter was a wisdom tooth behind this tooth that had  “supra-erupted significantly (this means that...

Read More

PAIN ON CHEWING: IT COULD BE OCCLUSAL TRAUMA

Pain on Chewing: It Could Be Occlusal Trauma   When an emergency patient comes into my dental office with some unwanted dental pain, it is important to listen carefully to the patient. I ask them what is going on, try to isolate where the pain is coming from, find out how long they have had the pain and how often. One common condition is occlusal trauma, which means that the bite is too...

Read More