If you think you have a cracked tooth, it’s important to call a dental office such as Horizon Dental Care to catch the problem at an early stage. If you leave a cracked tooth it can become a bigger problem. How do you know if you have a cracked tooth? There are several signs and symptoms of a cracked tooth.
- Sharp pain when you bite down that will usually disappear quickly
- Pain that tends to come and go in your tooth
- Painful eating or drinking
- Experiencing a sensation that something is stuck between your teeth
At times, you may not experience any signs that you have a cracked tooth. However, there are situations that can lead to a cracked tooth that will give you a good idea whether you have one or not.
Accidents related to mouth trauma can lead to a sudden cracked tooth. Hard object (pencils, ice, hard candy, nuts) chewing leads to tooth cracking. If you grind or clench your teeth at night you could be causing your tooth or teeth to crack. Your tooth is more susceptible to a crack if you have a large filling or other restoration that compromises the strength of your tooth. Uneven chewing pressure due to a nearby lost tooth can cause a neighboring tooth to crack.
If you suspect that you have a cracked tooth, call and book your appointment with Dr. Mughrabi or Dr. Guirguis at Horizon Dental Care today.
Posted on Behalf of Horizon Dental Care