What should I do if my tooth is cracked?

You bit down on your food and suddenly felt tooth pain. You decided to ignore it as the discomfort comes and goes. But now you notice your teeth are also becoming sensitive to changes in temperature.

What should I do if my tooth is cracked?

In addition to brushing your gums and tongue every day, it is also very important to clean your dentures every day. Brush your dentures thoroughly every day to remove plaque and food. Do not

If you’re experiencing this, it may be due to cracked teeth. The damage may or may not be visible. But either way, it’s best to see your dentist immediately.

The tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the body. Even so, it isn’t damage resistant. It can wear over time or break when exposed to extreme pressure or trauma. But don’t worry;

your dentist can fix it.

How do I know if I have a cracked tooth?

Cracks may not be visible so it can be tough to tell on your own. But you can take note of these signs and consult your dentist for proper diagnosis:

  • Tooth sensitivity at extreme, or a change in, temperatures
  • Intermittent pain when chewing or biting
  • Gum
  • Swelling and discomfort

What should I do if I have a cracked tooth?

  1. Don’t panic if you think you cracked a tooth. Avoid touching it, and if you must, only touch the top part of the crown.
  2. Rinse your tooth gently to remove food debris. Don’t scrape or scrub the area.
  3. If you have the fragments with you or if the fragments are big enough, try to reinsert and bite down on them.
  4. If you cannot reinsert the fragments, keep them submerged in milk and see your dentist immediately.
  5. Use a cold compress to minimize any bleeding or swelling.
  6. Avoid using the area to keep the crack from further developing.
  7. If the tooth isn’t fragmented but you feel there are hairline cracks, let your dentist know. They may be able to help by polishing the crack to prevent further damage.
  8. If you don’t detect a crack but still feel discomfort, make note of the area to inform your dentist.

Fixing a cracked tooth in Toronto

The treatment for a cracked tooth depends on the extent of the damage. Your dentist can take a look at the tooth and see the best solution.

Minor cracks may be fixed with polishing while severe cases may require root canal therapy. Extraction is always the last resort if damage is beyond repair.

Don’t ignore any irregularities in your mouth as they may be a sign of a dental issue. In some instances, you may have a cracked tooth without being aware, that’s why it’s important to keep up with your routine oral examinations.

If you feel you have a cracked tooth, contact us today at . Don’t wait until the discomfort or pain worsens. We’ll do our best to see you immediately.