What Can Cause Tooth Pain On Biting?

Here is a non-inclusive list of conditions that can cause a person to have pain or discomfort during biting on a tooth:

Dentists should avoid the temptation to simply treat a symptom. A diagnosis should be made, and then the diagnosed condition can be properly treated. To differentiate between these conditions, a meticulous clinical work-up should be performed, which might include:

See also:


  1. AAE publication, "Cracking the Cracked Tooth Code: Detection and Treatment of Various Longitudinal Tooth Fractures"
  2. AAE publication, "Classification of Longitudinal Tooth Fractures"
  3. AAE publication, "Clinical Determination of Cracks and Fractures Based On Location and Separable Segments"
  4. AAE publication, "The Obvious and the Obscure: Steps For Crack Detection and Confirmation"