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Neil L. Starr, DDS, PC
Cracked Teeth Need Treatment – Here is Why
Posted on 10/12/2020 by Neil Starr DDS PC
Cracked Teeth Need Treatment – Here is WhyThe health of our teeth is vital to maintaining a healthy, strong mouth that is ready for the day. Unfortunately, accidents happen to all of us, and for some, those accidents happen to their teeth resulting in cracks. While teeth are very strong, they are also brittle and susceptible to damage.

If you have bitten down on something a bit too hard, it is possible that you may have cracked a tooth. With treatment, this isn't the end of the world- and you should definitely get it treated! Today, we will be going over why you should seek dental help if you have experienced a cracked tooth!

Don't Let A Cracked Tooth Develop Further


You may be wondering how bad a cracked tooth really is. For starters, you may experience increased sensitivity to that tooth, your favorite candy (eat in moderation) for example, might be painful to eat due to the new sensitivity to high levels of sugar. The same applies to very hot and cold foods.

Next, you might experience pain that comes in waves out of nowhere. But what we really wanted to mention is that the crack will get worse if ignored, and if ignored long enough, it can lead to tooth loss. You definitely do not want that to happen over something that could have been treated with relative ease! If you have recently cracked your tooth, we urge you to not let it get worse.

Treatment


Small cracks can be filled to restore the tooth's functionality. For more extreme cases, we can look into it and determine what actions to take, usually either a crown placement or root canal. If you are in need of treatment, we are here to help! Give our office a call and we can book you an appointment that works best for you.



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