Thursday, 8 August 2019

                                   CRACKED TOOTH


           A cracked tooth can result from chewing on hard foods, grinding your teeth at night, and can even occur naturally as you age.

Cracked tooth

   Causes of a cracked tooth:

     Teeth crack because of a variety of issues, including:

               Pressure from teeth grinding.

               Fillings so large they weaken the integrity of the tooth.

               Chewing or biting hard foods, such as ice, nuts, or hard candy. 

              ➧ Blows to the mouth, such as might happen with a car accident,                      sporting injury, fall, or even a fistfight.

               Abrupt changes in temperature in the mouth — for instance, from                   eat something extremely hot and then trying to cool your mouth                     with ice water.

              Age, with most teeth cracks occurring in people over 50.

Symptoms of a Cracked tooth:

            Not every cracked tooth will produce symptoms. But when it does, common ones include,

              Pain when chewing or biting, especially when you release the bite. 

              Sensitivity to heat, cold, or sweetness. 

            Pain that comes and goes, but is rarely continuous. 

            Swelling of the gum around the affected tooth.



Complications of cracked tooth:


                    Pain when chewing

                  Swollen gums

                  Sensitivity to heat and cold

                  Bad breath


Treatment for a Cracked tooth:   

               Treatment depends on the size of the crack, where it’s located, your symptoms, and whether the crack extends into the gum line. Depending on those factors, your dentist may recommend one of the following:



                   In this procedure, your doctor uses a plastic resin to fill the crack, restoring its look and function.  


                    A dental crown is a prosthetic device usually made of porcelain or ceramic. It fits over the damaged tooth or caps it.

                  To fit a crown, your dentist first shaves off some enamel from your tooth to make room for the crown in your mouth. They then make an impression of the tooth, pick out a color that matches your teeth, and send the impression off to a dental lab to make the crown.

                   When the crown returns, your dentist fits and cements it over your cracked tooth.



Root canal Treatment:

              When a crack is so extensive it extends into the pulp, your dentist, or a specialist (endodontist), will recommend a root canal to remove damaged pulp and restore some integrity to the tooth. This procedure can prevent the tooth from becoming infected or weakening further.

Root canal Treatment


          When the structure of the tooth, and the nerves and roots that lie below it, are very damaged, removing the tooth maybe your only option.


No treatment:

                    Many people have tiny, hairline cracks in the enamel of their teeth. If these cracks don’t affect appearance and don’t produce pain, your doctor may advise leaving them alone.

Hairline cracks

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