Loop 101 Endodontics in Scottsdale, AZ
Cracked Teeth
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Scottsdale Cracked Teeth Services

Cracked teeth happen to so many of us, and can produce a very noticeable amount of pain. Oftentimes, it can also be very difficult for the patient to localize the offending tooth.

How Teeth Crack…

  • From eating certain foods or using your teeth as a tool
  • From clenching or grinding your teeth
  • Due to accident or trauma

If something like this occurs, there’s a good chance you might have a cracked tooth or teeth that should be examined by a dental professional.

Could I Really not Realize I have a Damaged Tooth?

It may seem unlikely, but a cracked tooth is not always as noticeable as you think. They can range tiny, hairline fractures that aren’t immediately noticeable to the untrained eye. The more obvious the crack in a tooth, the more likely you are to experience one of these symptoms of:

  • Erratic pain when you chew, especially as you release your bite
  • Discomfort when eating or drinking anything hot or cold – sensitivity to temperature extremes
  • Sudden sensitivity to sweetness
  • Swollen gums around a particular tooth
  • Roughness on the tongue
  • Dental pain that comes and goes

One More Reason a Root Canal Can Save Your Tooth.

Your tooth is not a solid block of enamel. Inside is soft tissue with a delicate network of nerves and blood vessels called the pulp. When a young tooth is growing, this pulp is essential to keep it nourished and alive. Once yours stops growing, it really isn’t necessary. Unfortunately, if it is exposed to bacteria, such as when your tooth is cracked, it can be very susceptible to infection.

When a crack progresses to the point that your pulp is even the slightest bit vulnerable to infection, a root canal may be a successful and efficient method to address your symptoms and help retain the natural tooth. The final step will result in the placement of a custom crown.

If you suspect your tooth is cracked, don’t wait. Call your Scottsdale Endodontist, Dr. Ryan Duval today.

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