If you have a cracked tooth, it is important that you visit us at Endodontic Associates of Central Texas for complete diagnosis and treatment. At our endodontic practice, we specialize in saving teeth. When you come in with a cracked tooth Temple, you will be seen by one of our first-rate endodontists, just one of whom is Dr. Brian Bickel.
While some tooth cracks can be minor, other tooth cracks can actually threaten the health of the tooth. Whenever you experience any type of tooth crack it is important that you visit our endodontic practice so that our endodontist can determine the exact care, if any, that your cracked tooth will need. Sometimes a cracked tooth can cause tooth pain, but it is difficult to diagnose. If you have a cracked tooth, you may experience pain while chewing, temperature sensitivity, or even experience a pain problem when the biting pressure is released on the tooth. When you have a cracked tooth, pain can come and go, and the problem can actually be difficult to diagnose. Over time, a cracked tooth Temple can cause the pulp to become irritated and damaged, causing the patient to need to have a root canal treatment in order to save the tooth. Sometimes a tooth will have craze lines on it. Craze lines are tiny cracks that only affect the outer enamel of the tooth. These cracks can often be found in the teeth of adults, and do not need to be treated. Sometimes a cusp in the tooth becomes weakened and may break. Usually the tooth will be restored with a full crown. Some cracks can run all the way from the chewing surface of the tooth toward the root. Sometimes a cracked may even reach beneath the gum line. If this is the case, you will definitely need to have a root canal treatment to save the tooth. If not treated, the crack will only worsen.
For more information about treatment of your cracked tooth Temple, contact us today for an appointment.