If you feel a sharp pain when biting or chewing, this could mean you have a cracked or broken tooth. Moving beyond the aesthetic issues, cracked teeth can cause extreme discomfort and, if left untreated may lead to irreversible damage, including tooth loss. That’s why we treat it as early as possible.
There are a range of factors that can cause broken or cracked teeth. These include:
The pain or discomfort you feel from a cracked tooth is dependent on the type of crack. These may include:
While you may or may not be aware that your tooth is cracked, there are some symptoms to look out for, including:
The right treatment for your cracked tooth will depend on the type and severity of the crack.
If you’ve booked in to visit us, while waiting for your appointment we recommend the following:
Upon visiting our practice, we’ll conduct a thorough dental examination and will recommend a personalised dental plan which may involve a filling, dental bonding or a more complex treatment.
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