Doctors for Cracked Teeth in Siddharameshwar Nagar, Hubli-Dharwad
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A cracked tooth is usually caused by trauma -- from biting down on something hard to receiving a blow to the face. Tooth decay can also weaken a tooth, eventually causing it to crack. Sometimes a cracked tooth may cause a toothache or jaw pain; other times it may lead to tooth sensitivity.
HOW IS CRACKED TEETH DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis of the cracked tooth will be done by the dentist. While the crack is visible to naked eye for most cases, there are many cases that will require more than a physical examination. In such cases a dental X ray is used to diagnose the cause and extent of the damage.
HOW IS CRACKED TEETH TREATED?
Because of the high risk of pulp infection after the exposure of the pulp to the oral environment, a root canal procedure may need to be performed during the first visit. Alternatively, the dentist may elect to only apply a sedative dressing on the cracked tooth to help calm the tooth pain
DID YOU KNOW?
Extensive cracks can lead to infection of the pulp tissue, which can spread to the bone and gum surrounding the tooth.