Cracked Teeth

Do you have cracked teeth
and require to fix?

Cause of tooth cracked

Because of short-term cause such as injury to the face and long term cause such as teeth grinding, this is the reasons for cracked teeth. Normally, the front teeth are crack because of the accident or during biting. Dental damage can be happen due to sports. If you aware that you will be carry out an activity which involves risk factor of head injury, wearing mouth guard is vital to stop tooth from cracked. Unintentionally biting down hard foods can cause cracked teeth, and this can happen due to not properly washing vegetables. Teeth grinding is likely reason of teeth cracked and grinding can evolve cracks in enamel, as the time goes. Past dental treatment including dental fillings or restorations are possible cause of teeth cracked. Cracked teeth are most usual dental trauma and majority of people have problem of cracked tooth at some stage of their life and they even not recognize.

Symptoms of a Cracked Tooth

The symptoms of cracked teeth differ among individuals and you will feel pain when teeth are exposed to extreme temperatures and while chewing food, these are the symptoms of cracked teeth. Inflammation may happen close the area, which might be a good sign of which tooth is cracked. Pain is the most usual symptom associated with cracked teeth. However, the discomfort rarely lasts and usually comes and goes during the day. If you feel symptoms, we advise you to book dental exam as earlier as possible. Our highly proficient team of dentists can decide if your tooth is cracked, and review the options to repairing.

Treatment of Cracked Teeth

Diagnosing cracked teeth needs different approaches. X-rays don’t all the time give sign where the crack is, and not all people have same symptoms. Your dentists will questions regarding your history of oral health, for example if you eat hard food or not. Through the usage of magnifying glass, your dentist evaluates your mouth to determine if they can view the crack. Assessing gums for inflammation may be useful, and dentist may ask you to bite down something to discover the pain. 

Majority of people do not look for professional treatment for cracked teeth. If you are not feeling extreme tooth sensitivity or discomfort from cracked, and look of cracked teeth do not trouble you, then it is not absolutely essential to find professional restorations. However, cracked teeth can trap bacteria into enamel that results in bacterial infection of the tooth, which causes tooth decay. Therefore, for more extensive cracks, it is suggested to seek professional restoration. There is a variety of treatment options available for addressing a cracked tooth depending on the severity. This Includes Filling or Bonding, dental veneers, crowns, root canal therapy.

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Preventing tooth from cracking

Most cracked teeth are outcomes of dental injury. This contains injury from sports or chewing hard food. Sportsmen must all the time use a mouth guard and visit the dentist or Endodontic for any dental emergencies that may take place. Avoid chewing hard objects, and avoid opening packages using your teeth. Accidents are difficult to stop, but try to save your face and mouth while falling, by doing this you can prevent teeth from cracking.

 You should visit dentist for regular dental checkups for preventive treatment and maintain appropriate oral care habits. In doing so, you can stop evolution of tooth decay that could cause cracking. Dental restorations or fillings that are more than ten years old should checked at the time of patient’s regular dental care. Fillings can break; hence it exposes the remaining tooth structure likely break down further. The Age of previous dental work can play a part in damaged teeth which can result in dental emergency. A routine dental check-up can detect small cracks that can be easily fixed, stopping them from evolving into big problem.

How total care Dental can help with cracked teeth

Cracks in teeth weaken tooth structure and that lead to decay. If we notices any cracks in your teeth, we will discuss the most appropriate treatments to fix it. These include bonding to seal minor cracks, white filling, dental crowns, and dental veneers. We ensure you understand what these treatments involve, what the possibilities of success are and any related risks. If you believe you might have a cracked tooth, or would just like to schedule a consultation, please to call us at (02) 4207 3121.

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