"Biting" Toothache # 2

This could have another aspect to it. Sometimes you may sense a little movement in the tooth. You can have these symptoms when you have gum pockets or periodontitis. This where over a period of time the supporting structures of your teeth have been slowly diminishing due to “gum disease” and now some of the root of your tooth is exposed (this contains some nerves) and the supporting structures are not holding the tooth sufficiently well. An acute infection may have gotten down in this area and so when pressure is applied during eating or clenching there is pain.


You must see your dentist first and as soon as possible, it may be something that he or the hygienist may be able to address otherwise it may be necessary to be referred to a periodontal specialist who will address this problem.