A cracked tooth can be a big inconvenience. This happens when a tooth is not yet separated into two pieces but has a division. There are five different types of tooth cracks. While tooth cracks are common, it is important to correctly diagnose them and perform the proper treatment plan for the longevity of the tooth. Recognizing the signs of a tooth crack is important so you can be proactive in your treatment and possibly save your tooth.
What Does a Cracked Tooth Feel Like?
People with a tooth crack often report a sensitivity to hot, cold, and sweet foods. It is common to have pain when chewing or biting, especially when you release your bite. Another sign that you may have a cracked tooth is intermittent pain. Tooth pain that is continuous maybe another issue. If you have pain but cannot identify which tooth it is coming from, we can help to solve that mystery. If you have a cracked tooth, you may also experience swelling at the base of the affected tooth. The gum around the cracked tooth can swell and feel uncomfortable. These signs and symptoms may indicate a cracked tooth.
Call Our Office to Schedule Your Next Appointment
If you suspect you have a cracked tooth, it is important to call us right away and get an appointment. We can help to identify which tooth might be causing the discomfort. If needed, we may suggest a dental filling or bonding for that tooth. We would most likely use a tooth-colored composite on the cracked tooth. If left untreated, a cracked tooth can eventually affect the pulp of the tooth. If the pulp of the tooth becomes infected, the tooth could eventually die. We want to avoid that and help you with your cracked tooth. We are here to help you with any dental issue you may experience. Give our office a call today to set up your next appointment.