Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body. Even so, your teeth can become cracked and damaged. If a tooth is cracked, it can cause serious tooth pain and, if not treated, can lead to more serious problems. It is important that you seek professional dental care as soon as possible if you believe your tooth may be cracked. Common symptoms of a cracked tooth in Arcadia, California, include:
- Severe tooth pain when biting down and chewing, especially when you release biting pressure
- Extreme tooth sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
- Tooth pain that comes and goes – in some cases, you may have difficulty pinpointing which tooth is causing the pain
If our dentists determine that your tooth is cracked, the treatment will depend on the type of crack. There are several types of tooth cracks, and the severity of the crack will determine whether we can treat the tooth or it must be extracted. In many cases, if the tooth does not require extraction, Drs. Li, Lim, Gee, Oo, and Sin can treat the tooth through endodontic treatment. This is required especially if the crack has extended into the dental pulp, which is located in the center of the tooth. Through endodontic treatment, like root canal therapy, we can restore the tooth’s health and structure and alleviate pain. To learn more about how we can treat a cracked tooth at The Ivy Institute, we welcome you to call or visit us today.