If left untreated, a cracked tooth may become infected, cause pain and eventually result in tooth loss:

– People are not always aware they have a cracked tooth; signs include sensitivity, pain when eating, and swollen gums around a tooth.

– Cracked teeth can be caused by biting too hard, teeth grinding, or a physical injury.

– Book an appointment with your dentist if you think you may have a cracked tooth as most can easily be treated.

“In the most severe cases, when a crack has penetrated the pulp of the tooth, root canal treatment may be necessary.”

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Dr. Fraser Hendrie BDS (Glasg.) MFGDP (UK)

Fraser is a Glasgow graduate with over 20 years of experience. He is the one of the principal dentists at Craigentinny Dental Care in Edinburgh. He has a reputation for consistent, high quality work and a love of innovation. Many of Dr Hendrie’s patients travel from the far reaches of Scotland, the UK and beyond. So wherever you live from Portobello or around Edinburgh to further afield he will be pleased to meet you. He is a member of the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association, British Dental Association, the Association of Dental Implantology, and has studied at the Pankey Institute in Miami on several occasions. Fraser has particular interests in Dental Implantology, Preventive dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and information technology. Fraser has also been admitted to the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners by examination. Fraser is married with two young children and lives in Edinburgh. In his free time he enjoys running, cycling, and kite-surfing.