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Does it hurt to chew—or when you release bite pressure? Is your tooth sensitive to hot or cold? Maybe your pain comes and goes? These are common symptoms of a cracked, chipped or fractured tooth.
If left untreated, your tooth and the surrounding bone and gum tissue can become infected. At Now Care Dental, we are available 365 days a year to treat your dental emergency—and help keep your teeth healthy and strong.
According to the American Association of Endodontists, people are living longer, stress-filled lives. As a result, we’re increasingly clenching, grinding and chewing on hard objects, which can create tooth fractures.
There are many types and degrees of cracks. Many adults have tiny, superficial cracks in the outer enamel of their teeth. Usually no treatment is necessary. But, the following more serious conditions require cracked tooth treatment:
When the cusp, or pointed part of the tooth, is weakened it may fracture or even break off. Our dentists can fix your fractured cusp with a full crown.
A split tooth is a crack that’s grown larger over time into distinct segments. Part of the tooth may be saved with endodontic retreatment.
If you have a vertical root fracture, you may not even realize it. Why? Because your symptoms may be minimal. This type of tooth fracture runs from the root up toward the surface. Treatment includes endodontic surgery or tooth extraction.
If you’re in pain, contact Now Care Dental at 651-686-6800 now. Our experienced dentists can determine the best broken tooth repair and treatment options for you. Answering service representatives are available 7 days a week to take your call. Clinic hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, including weekends. Appointments are preferred.