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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