Knocking a tooth out or chipping a tooth are obvious injuries that need to be addressed. There’s no question they occurred. But a cracked tooth may be easy to overlook. However, it is still a problem that needs to be addressed quickly by your Marietta, GA dentist. Since cracks in teeth are often invisible to the naked eye and often don’t even show up on x-rays, you will need to rely on other senses to know if you have a tooth that is cracked.
How to Know you Have Cracked a Tooth
Even though you may not be able to see a crack in a tooth, you’ll have several symptoms that let you know something’s wrong. For example, you might feel localized pain in one of your teeth that gets significantly worse when you bite down on something or if it is exposed to hot or cold temperatures. If you are experiencing this after you’ve suffered some kind of physical trauma or you’ve bitten down on something hard, you might have a cracked tooth that needs to be fixed as soon as possible.
Getting Your Tooth Fixed
Fortunately, this kind of damage to a tooth is fairly easy to repair. Dr. Mark Caceres and his Marietta dental family can fix the problem with bonding, a crown, or a root canal. The treatment will depend on the severity and location of the crack, but you must act quickly if you want the problem to be solved before it gets worse.
If you suspect you have a cracked or damaged tooth, contact quickly to schedule an exam. Our dentists can assess what is going on and develop a treatment plan based on the severity. Catching damage quickly and treating it properly can help prevent more serious conditions from occurring.