A cracked tooth, also known as cracked tooth syndrome, can not only cause great pain but can also be harmful to your oral health. If you suffer from a cracked tooth, our team at Flatrock Family Dentistry can help locate and treat your tooth, and restore your comfort. To learn more about cracked tooth treatment in Greenville, South Carolina, we welcome you to call us at 864-774-0758 and schedule your appointment with our skilled and caring dentists, Dr. Rouse and Dr. Crosland.
Cracked tooth syndrome occurs in a variety of ways. In some cases, the crack is so small that it does not even appear on an X-ray, which is why it is important to have dentists like ours who can help locate and treat a cracked tooth in many ways. A cracked tooth can be caused by many things, such as regular clenching or grinding of your teeth, applying too much pressure on one tooth, and having a large filling. Many times, it is the back molars that end up getting cracked because the majority of your bite force is absorbed in these teeth.
Having a cracked tooth can result in several painful side effects, the most common of which is sharp pain while chewing, come-and-go pain, and increased sensitivity to temperature. If you experience any of these symptoms, it is important that you visit the dentist as soon as possible to help determine whether your discomfort is coming from a cracked tooth.
If you do have a cracked tooth, it can, in most cases, be treated with a filling or a crown. However, some cracks are large or can expand beneath the gum line and along the lower parts of the tooth. When this happens, it is often necessary to have the tooth extracted, so as to prevent any further damage or potential infection.
For more information about cracked tooth syndrome, or to learn whether any discomfort you are experiencing is from a cracked tooth, we welcome you to call or visit our practice today.