A cracked tooth may worry and alarm you if you’ve never experienced one. It may be mild, not noticeable, or severe and keep you from doing your everyday business. If you have a fractured tooth, you must visit your dentist immediately for an evaluation and treatment. Immediate treatment is essential to avoid unnecessary and avoidable complications like an infection or tooth extraction.
Treating Cracked Tooth Pain
Maintaining our teeth is essential because it can be upsetting to feel the pain of a cracked tooth. Broken molars come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Your tooth’s treatment and outcome depend on the crack’s nature, location, and severity. Different types of cracked molars include:
- “Craze” Lines: Only the outer enamel is impacted by tiny fractures known as “craze lines.” These fractures are prevalent in adult molars. Craze lines are only superficial, delicate, and harmless.
- Cusp Injuries: Cusps that have been snapped off include those that have been fractured, which frequently happen close to fillings. A fractured cusp rarely affects the pulp, and pain is usually not severe. Your dentist may apply a new filling or crown to protect the teeth.
- Cracked teeth: The chewing surface of a cracked tooth has a crack that extends vertically toward the tooth’s root. The tooth is still intact even though the crack could ultimately widen. To save dentition, an early diagnosis is necessary. If the fissure has reached the pulp, it can be treated with a root canal and a crown to prevent further fracture.
- Tooth splitting: A fractured tooth frequently turns into a divided tooth over time. A split tooth can be recognized by a fissure that is segmented. You can’t keep a divided molar whole. Nevertheless, the location and size of the crack will determine whether any of the teeth can be saved. Endodontic treatment may save a portion of the tooth.
- Root fractures: Vertical root fractures are cracks that begin in the tooth’s root and move toward the biting area. They frequently show few signs and symptoms, which increases the chance that they will go undetected for some time.
After diagnosing your condition, your dentist will discuss your treatment choices to decide which option best meets your needs. Symptoms and the position of the crack can be used to determine the best type of therapy. Dental professionals can use bonding, caps, root canals, and extractions to fix broken teeth. If you need pain relief or a break from sensitivity or tenderness but can’t get in right away to see your dentist, there are choices for temporary relief. Over-the-counter analgesics can temporarily reduce any degree of pain. Avoid aspirin if you require a tooth canal.
How Dentistry of Miami Can Help Treat Cracked Teeth
If you see a fissure in your tooth, call Dentistry of Miami at (305) 598-2622 to schedule an appointment. Both Drs. Randy L. Furshman and Eduardo Solorzano can inspect the crack and help you choose the best restoration method. The dentists at Dentistry of Miami are trained to assess and treat various tooth injuries. Call us today for a consultation or appointment!