You may recognize that you have a cracked tooth as soon as a crack occurs. You may experience pain, bleeding, and you might even be able to see the crack in your tooth. Sometimes, you may not know that you have a cracked tooth, and it might not even show up on a dental x-ray. You might experience pain when biting or chewing, or when your tooth is exposed to colder temperatures. It may be a dull or sharp pain, but it won’t linger and it won’t be a constant pain. You should make a note of what you were doing or eating when the pain occurred and the area of your mouth or the tooth where you experienced the pain.
Root canal treatments, large fillings, and grinding your teeth can all contribute to cracked tooth syndrome.
Once your endodontist has found the crack, he may decide to put a crown on the tooth, or perform a root canal. If the damage is severe enough, the tooth may need to be extracted and replaced. If necessary, the doctor can create a nightguard for you to wear to protect your teeth, if you grind them at night.
If you are experiencing pain in your teeth, you should contact Advanced Endodontics & Microsurgery of Stamford, PC in Stamford, Connecticut today. Call 203-324-9239 to make an appointment to see Dr. Allen Rosenthal, and let’s get started on strengthening your smile!