Front Teeth Pressure Sensation (6 Potential Causes)

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Pressure sensations on your front teeth may happen due to hard and aggressive brushing of your teeth. You may also have undergone teeth whitening where the bleach has affected your teeth enamel. In addition, you may have sensitive teeth due to acidic foods and teeth grinding. Other reasons for the unusual sensations may be teeth trauma, a nasty sinus infection, and gum infections, among other possible causes.

Have you ever wondered why dentistry became one of the most recognized fields of medical practice? The answer to that may be straightforward.

Teeth are paramount to human survival and appearance, and beauty. Every average person wants healthy teeth and a perfect smile.

Another reason may be that teeth issues may be very problematic and painful if not addressed in a specialized manner.

For example, in ancient times, when people went to purchase horses, they used to check, among other things, if they had all their teeth.

Having all strong teeth meant they would feed well, be more vigorous, and be more productive. The same applies to us; we need strong teeth to eat well and be healthier and more productive.

Recently, most of us tend to pay more concern to our appearances and the beauty of our smiles than the general well-being of our teeth.

Some people may over-brush or even use whiteners and bleach, all of which may be destructive to the enamel of the teeth.

Practices like tooth drilling or filling, involuntary teeth grinding when one falls asleep, dental hygiene negligence, thus infections, and sinus infections can cause a pressure sensation on front teeth, as we will discuss in subsequent sub-headings.

6 possible causes for the pressure sensation in your front teeth

1. You’re brushing too hard

People who value their looks and appearances to boost their impression or confidence may tend to acquire that pearl-like glisten on their teeth by applying so much pressure while brushing or brushing with a lot of aggression.

As much as you may achieve the teeth appearance you wanted, you may not know the amount of damage you wrecked on your front teeth structure and the recession of the gum just at the root of the front teeth.

Your smile may dazzle people for now, but when it comes to biting food or anything, you will realize the damage to your teeth by the pressurized sensation you will feel on your teeth.

So it would be advised if you brush, be gentle on your teeth and use advanced toothbrushes with soft yet far-reaching or even modified bristles for more efficiency.

2. Teeth whitening

A young woman is showing her pearly white teeth after her recent teeth whitening procedure at the dentist

People who live in areas with salty water can be found for drinking may find their teeth discolored by the several mineral elements present in the water they drink.

Unfortunately, that discoloration cannot be cleaned by simply brushing their teeth.

Other people may have their teeth discolored by tar from a long time of smoking tobacco or failure to brush their teeth for a long time.

Again, the causes of the discoloration may differ, but only one solution can clean the discoloring matter and make their teeth white again, teeth-whitening.

The bleach used for the procedure may, in removing the discolored layer of the enamel, affect the remaining white enamel making it somewhat porous.

The porosity may cause a pressure-like sensation when biting or chewing.

The feeling subsides after some time as the enamel hardens further.

3. Sensitive teeth

After drinking some cold water, a man is in pain because it's causing his sensitive teeth to have nerve pain.

You must know someone who complains that their teeth cannot handle too cold or too hot things or sugary foods.

Such people have sensitive teeth made so by continued wearing out of their teeth by acidic substances in their food or the involuntary grinding of teeth when they sleep.

Acidic foods may more often cause teeth sensitivity than teeth grinding.

Sometimes, the acids out of the enamel may be from acid reflux caused by gastrointestinal conditions or frequent vomiting.

People who grind teeth in their sleep may be advised to wear a teeth guard, while people suffering from gastrointestinal acid reflux may have to get treated for such conditions.

On the other hand, people who tend to vomit frequently may need to keep using anti-nausea drugs. General avoidance of acidic foods may also help a great deal.

4. Teeth trauma

You may have sometimes witnessed violent scenes or brawls where people get their teeth knocked off or even heard of people who lost teeth in car accidents or other accidents.

Hitting your teeth hard on something can cause teeth trauma, significantly when the teeth don’t fall off after. Dentists use x-ray equipment to analyze teeth trauma levels.

Teeth trauma can also be caused by biting some hard foods that can harm your teeth.

If the tooth can flex, it disturbs the nerve endings inside the tooth, causing that uncomfortable pressure sensation.

Sometimes discoloration may occur to the traumatized tooth, and it can altogether die, necessitating the need to take it off.

5. Sinus infection

Sinusitis or infection of the sinus can also cause some pressure sensation on the front teeth.

You may feel the sensation because the roots of some teeth happen to be very close to the sinus.

In addition, when the sinus gets an infection, it may get very inflamed. Such inflammation inside the sinus creates increased pressure levels that may transfer to the nearby roots of some teeth, causing a pressure sensation on them.

Again, sinusitis can be treated by surgery.

6. Gum disease

A young man with gum disease is showing his reddened gums

Some bacteria may infiltrate the gum area that surrounds the front teeth.

When that happens, the bacteria multiply to a point where the body cannot fight them off, and thus, a fully-fledged gum infection may bring with it much pain and much swelling.

The swelling may make you feel a pressure sensation when biting or chewing. Antibiotics can treat gum infections.


Why do my top front teeth throb?

The throbbing of your top front teeth may signify teeth trauma, whereby the flexing may irritate the nerve endings.

You may also be experiencing a nasty sinus infection affecting the root of your upper front teeth.


As our appearance and good looks mean a lot to us and our confidence, we must dutifully endeavor to keep our teeth healthy and avoid practices that may put our dental health at risk.

Again, we should also do everything to prevent and even treat dental infections and other infections such as sinusitis which may affect our teeth.

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Nudrat Naheed
Hi, I am Nudrat, The Heart And Brain author, IR student, and painter. Writing about health fascinates me because it helps me to explore a new healthy routine and share it with others. I write primarily about general health, pregnancy, postpartum, and allergies here. If you don't find me writing, I'm busy painting or reading on global politics.

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