I Cracked a Tooth!

If you have a cracked tooth, the doctors at DC Endodontics in Washington, D.C. can help with an emergency appointment. Accidents happen and a tooth can be injured just like another part of your body. The best thing to do in any dental emergency is to remain calm and contact your dentist. If you have a cracked tooth call your Washington, D.C. endodontist.

It's important to see a dentist as soon as possible when you have a cracked tooth. If you've had an accident, try not to panic and contact your dentist. Just some things that can cause a cracked tooth are:

  • Extreme teeth grinding
  • Weakened teeth (from large fillings)
  • Taking a blow to the mouth
  • Biting or chewing hard things, like bones or hard candy

A cracked tooth can be extremely painful, but signs of a cracked tooth can also vary. You may only have pain when biting or chewing, or sensitivity to extreme hot or cold. If you're having a lot of pain, you may have also injured the nerve or underlying tissue. This could easily become infected so you need to see a dentist.

There are various solutions for cracked teeth and the best one for you will depend on the kind of fracture the tooth experienced and how much of the tooth is compromised. Crowns can help repair cracked teeth and so can veneers. Depending on how much of the tooth has cracked, it can be reshaped for a crown or veneer to fit over it.

In some cases, like when a crack is below the gum line, the tooth should be extracted. After the tooth is extracted, a dental implant is placed to replace the missing tooth.

The doctors at DC Endodontics in Washington, D.C. are here for you if you have a cracked tooth! Stay calm and contact us at (202) 364-0234.

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