Broken & Cracked Teeth
Teeth are remarkably strong, but they can chip, crack or break. This can happen in several ways such as trauma, falls, biting on hard food, and dental decay.
There many ways a tooth may break, from minor cracks and chips to more serious cusp fractures and split tooth each of which requires different treatments. When a tooth chips or breaks, it may not hurt. However, your tongue usually feels the sharp area quite quickly. Minor tooth fractures usually don't cause pain, but if a large piece of the tooth breaks off, it can hurt. That's because the nerve inside the tooth may be damaged. If it is exposed to air, or hot or cold foods or drinks, it can be extremely sore. If you have a broken tooth, visit us as soon as possible. Our dentists can figure out the type of break and if your tooth's nerve is in danger. We can also immediately restore your teeth to their natural appearance.