Have you chewed on hard objects lately? ie: ice, hard nuts, hard candies, pencils or pens. Did you have an accident that involved getting hit near or on your mouth? Do you grind your teeth? Do you have large fillings?
These are the signs of a cracked tooth to look out for:
- Pain if you bite down on something.
- Pain when you are not biting down.
- Pain that is there then is not there.
- A tooth that hurts while eating or drinking.
- The constant feeling that you may have something stuck in between your teeth.
How do you treat a cracked tooth in Norfolk, MA?
A cracked tooth may be treated in a number of different ways, it really depends on where the crack is. The size of the crack, location, as well as your symptoms will also impact treatment.
Sometimes, no treatment at all is recommended because the crack is so small! Sometimes a tooth can be repaired with filling material, or by placing a crown on the tooth to help prevent future damage. A root canal is required if the crack extends into the pulp and you have unstimulated pain. The entire tooth will have to be removed if the crack extends all the way through the tooth and it is impossible to restore the area.
If you suspect you have a cracked tooth give, Norfolk Country Dental Care a call at (508) 528-6510 or schedule an appointment online. A tooth that is left untreated can lead to bigger problems in the future! One of our Norfolk Dentist would be happy to help!