Cracked tooth syndrome can be extremely painful and hard to notice in a regular dental exam. At Oak Grove Dental, if you suffer from a cracked tooth, Dr. Eric Eidbo can help identify and treat your cracked tooth, thus easing your pain and restoring your dental health. If you would like to learn more about cracked tooth treatment in Concord, California, or schedule an appointment with our dentist, please contact our office today at 925-685-2286.
Cracked tooth syndrome occurs when a tooth has a crack in it that is too small to appear on an x-ray. A cracked tooth can be caused by a variety of things, including clenching or grinding your teeth, putting too much pressure on a tooth, and having a large filling. Cracked tooth syndrome is most commonly found in the back molars because most of the force that comes from our mouth is absorbed in these teeth.
Having a cracked tooth can cause several painful side effects. The most common side effects include intense pain while chewing, sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures, and pain that comes and goes. If you feel that you are suffering from a cracked tooth, it is important to contact your dentist right away. Once your dentist has located the cracked tooth, you can develop a proper treatment plan. Most cracked teeth can be treated with fillings or crowns. However, occasionally, the crack will extend past the gum line and into the lower parts of the tooth. In these situations, a tooth extraction is often necessary. For more information about how to identify and treat a cracked tooth, and to schedule your cracked tooth treatment, please call or visit our office.