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How to detect and treat a cracked tooth

At Golden Dental Solutions, patients of the Golden, CO community can work with Drs. Nancy Gill, Dallas Kenson, and Evelyn Qi to discuss their oral health needs. While brushing and flossing can keep the teeth free from periodontal disease and tooth decay, they cannot do it all. Certain issues may arise within the smile, such as a cracked or decayed tooth. When problems occur, it is crucial to be diligent in not only detecting the issue but visiting the dentist to treat it. The same goes for damage to the natural teeth, such as cracks that may be found in the tooth enamel.

What should I do about a tooth that is cracked or chipped?

If you have a cracked tooth, it is vital that you detect and treat it as soon as possible. There are a few ways you can do this:

  • Look for signs of a crack. If you see a crack in your tooth, it’s essential to get it checked out by a dentist right away. Cracks can cause pain, sensitivity, and inflammation. They can also lead to infection if left untreated.
  • Check for pain or sensitivity. If you have a cracked tooth, you may experience pain or sensitivity when eating or drinking hot or cold foods and beverages. You may also notice pain when biting down on hard foods.
  • See your dentist right away. If you think you have a damaged tooth, see your dentist as soon as possible. They will be able to diagnose the problem and recommend treatment.

What can be done about a cracked tooth?

Treating a cracked tooth depends on the severity of the crack itself and the health and strength of the remaining tooth structure. Minor cracks can often be treated with bonding or veneers. More severe cracks may require a crown or even extraction. If you have a cracked tooth, get it treated right away to avoid further damage to the tooth and smile.

Call Golden Dental Solutions today!

If you are interested in finding out more about how to manage a cracked tooth, contact our team at Golden Dental Solutions of Golden, CO, at 303-277-9600.

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