Do you suddenly feel pain in the tooth?
Either your tooth breaks from an injury or common corrosion and damage, you can feel a type of symptoms varying from random pain when you chew your food to unexpected pain when your tooth is exposed to very hot or cold temperatures. In many cases, the pain may come and go and your dentist may have trouble finding the tooth causing the pain. If you experience these signs or assume a cracked tooth, it’s best to see an endodontist as soon as possible.
If your tooth is broken, cracked, chipped, or fractured, see your dentist as soon as possible. Contrarily, your tooth could be split further or grow infected, possibly causing you to end up losing the tooth.
Endodontists specialize in keeping broken teeth and will provide treatment to the type, position, and size of the crack. The earlier your tooth is treated, the better the outcome. Once treated, most cracked teeth continue to function as they should, for many years of pain-free biting and chewing.
The most common symptoms are:
- Pain when biting or eating
- Irritation to hot or cold foods
- No signs at all
- The tongue or cheek becomes disturbed by a rough or sharp edge
Five treatments that can repair your cracked or broken tooth
- Dental Bonding
- Root Canal
- Dental Implant