Cracked Teeth Are a Constant Danger to Your Oral and Overall Health
Posted on 12/21/2020 by Amy
A crack in a tooth provides an access for unwanted bacteria. If you have a cracked tooth, have us look at the tooth and treat it. Cracks in teeth, whether shallow or deep, can lead to far bigger dental problems.
Why a Crack in a Tooth Poses a Threat to Your Oral Health and Overall Well-being
If you bite down hard on a piece of hard candy and feel a shock of pain, you have a deep crack - one that has reached the pulp of your tooth. The pulp contains the nerves of the teeth. Therefore, having this type of deep crack can really be painful. If a crack is smaller, you may experience some degree of sensitivity, but you also leave your tooth open to infection. Any crevice that breaks through the enamel also allows a way for bacteria to get through and do further harm to a tooth. You use your teeth daily. Therefore, even a small crack will deepen and widen after a while.
Other Ways a Crack Can Be Dangerous
When a tooth cracks, it can cut the tongue or sides of the mouth. Also, as indicated, if the enamel can no longer protect the tooth, the tooth will further deteriorate, and an infection can develop. If a tooth becomes infected, as the result of a crack, the ultimate outcome can be gum disease or tooth loss. That is why we urge patients with a cracked tooth to call us immediately. A crack is dangerous and should be treated right away. Don't neglect this type of dental issue. If you have a cracked tooth, have it treated before it causes further harm.
Do you have a cracked tooth? If so, give us a call now to have it examined and treated. Don't let it go, as it will only make the situation worse. Give us a call today so we can treat the crack and prevent further dental problems from developing.
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