Broken teeth are not a laughing matter!
Cracked or Broken Teeth Repair
The pain of a broken tooth can make you stressed. But you don’t need to worry Medora Dental can fix the tooth and get your smile back.
A cracked or fractured tooth is a common dental problem that requires root canal therapy. A tooth can crack for many reasons, including grinding, clenching, biting on hard objects and trauma. All of these behaviours put extra stress on the teeth, which makes them more prone to cracking.
A tooth crack can widen as you use that tooth to bite or chew. This puts the pulp inside the tooth at risk of being exposed. You may feel discomfort when there is pressure on the crack, and the pain can subside when the pressure is released. If the crack is left untreated, the pulp can be damaged, causing you constant pain. The pulp infection can also affect the tissue and bone around the tooth.
What Kind of Cracks Can Affect the Teeth?
There are different types of tooth crack and the type will determine what type of treatment is needed. If the crack isn’t too deep, a root canal can be done to save the natural tooth. If the crack is too extensive, the tooth may need to be extracted.