Cracked Teeth

A cracked tooth is one of the most common dental emergencies people face every day. Depending on the severity of the crack, you may need endodontic treatment.

What is a cracked tooth?

A cracked tooth occurs when the outer layers of your tooth—the enamel and the dentin—break and expose the soft part of your inner tooth, called the dental pulp. When you crack your tooth, the pain you’re experiencing is caused by irritated nerves and blood vessels within the dental pulp. Dental radiographs do not usually show a crack in your tooth.

How do I know I have a cracked tooth?

If you have a cracked tooth you may be experiencing:

  • Erratic pain when chewing
  • Pain relief when biting pressure is released
  • Pain when tooth is exposed to extreme hot or cold temperature. For instance, while eating or drinking a hot or cold food.

Root Canal Therapy?

Endondontic Retreatment?

Endodontic Surgery?

Traumatic Injuries?

Tired of being in pain? Need endodontic care?
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