There are many dental issues in the world today, and a cracked tooth is one of them. This problem oftentimes develops when you apply unnatural amounts of pressure to the tooth. As the pressure continues, it creates a small crack in the enamel. Then, as time goes on, the crack gets bigger and bigger, causing more severe consequences. This can happen with even the smallest things, like chewing on ice, pens, and pencils.
It’s important to get a cracked tooth fixed because, like mentioned before, as time goes on, the crack gets worse. Then, the enamel can be compromised and the inside of the tooth (the nerve or pulp) can become irritated. This can cause severe pain and discomfort. Eventually, a root canal might be needed to restore the health and function of the tooth.
The most common symptom of a cracked tooth is a sharp pain when you use the tooth. You might even have sensitivity in the tooth when you consume foods and drinks that are hot and cold. When you experience these symptoms, it’s important to visit your dentists as soon as possible. Dr. Holmes and Dr. Holmes can treat the tooth with a dental filling or dental crown. If the crack is more serious, root canal therapy or tooth extraction might be necessary.
If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about cracked teeth in Fort Collins, Colorado, please reach out to Holmes Dental at 970-221-2499 at your earliest convenience. Our dental team is more than happy to teach you more!