What to Do If a Tooth Cracks

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Were you aware that your tooth enamel is harder than your bones? However, there are still times when a fall or blow to the face can badly chip or fracture one of your teeth. This is even more likely if you grind your teeth at night. Even if the damaged enamel doesn’t cause pain, you should still have our dentist, Dr. Kirti Tewari, examine the tooth.

A severely cracked tooth often causes a persistent ache, sharp pain, or excessive sensitivity. While it is possible not to feel pain with a cracked too, it could still pose a threat if bacteria invades the area, increasing your chances for tooth decay.

If the crack extends deep into the internal structures of the tooth, our Kirti Tewari Dental PC team might need to perform a root canal. If the cracked tooth is excessively damaged, it might need to be extracted and replaced in the future with a dental bridge or dental implant.

If the crack in the tooth is limited to just the tooth enamel, then Dr. Kirti Tewari might be able to restore it with a simple filling. Regardless of the severity, a cracked tooth is always a serious cause for concern. If left unrepaired, even a minor crack can harbor significant tooth decay.

If you have a cracked tooth in Bronx, New York, you should not delay in contacting Kirti Tewari Dental PC at 718-547-7570 to seek treatment and prevent future complications.