Cracked Tooth 101

If you have a cracked tooth, it can be confusing to know what to do. If you get a scrape or scratch in your skin, it will form a scab and heal itself. A cracked tooth is not like your skin. Cracked teeth do not heal themselves; in fact, they often get progressively worse if left untreated.

Here’s some basic information you need to know about cracked teeth:

  • You can suspect that you have a cracked tooth if you have unexplained pain while you’re eating. You may also be sensitive to cold or warm foods or drinks. You may have tooth pain with no obvious cause. You may have difficulty pinpointing the exact location of your pain.
  • Teeth crack for a variety of reasons. Injury, biting or chewing hard objects, clenching or grinding of teeth are all reasons why your tooth may have cracked.
  • A cracked tooth may get worse over time as the crack may widen.
  • You feel pain when your crack widens and your pulp and inner parts of your tooth become exposed.
  • There are many different types of cracks, and each one can and should be treated differently.
  • Cracks can be seen in different ways. At times, a crack is visible to the naked eye. Other times, a crack can only been seen using an X-ray.

If you suspect that you have a cracked tooth, schedule your appointment with Dr. Vivienne Zhang, DDS at Mendota Springs Dentistry right away. She will provide you with excellent care and precision for repairs to your damaged teeth so that their health is restored and you are free from pain.

Posted of behalf of Mendota Springs Dentistry

Mendota Springs Dentistry
Mendota Springs Dentistry

6317 McKee Rd, #500
Fitchburg, WI 53719
(608) 957-7709