Cracked Tooth Repair

If you have ever experienced a cracked tooth, you know that it can be painful if not treated quickly. As part of our general dentistry treatments at Ambler Dental Care, we offer quick and expert care for cracked teeth for patients in Ambler, Blue Bell, Horsham and the surrounding communities. A damaged tooth is not something to take lightly--- it can result in more extensive issues if left untreated. At the first sign of a cracked tooth, call our caring team to schedule an appointment for an exam and repair.

Your teeth are incredibly resistant to damage. They can withstand the enormous amount of pressure put on them through chewing tough foods while also being exposed to acidic beverages and other compromising elements. Yet even with their durable nature, they can crack, chip or dislodge due to trauma or other factors. Once the exterior of the tooth is damaged, there is the potential for bacterial infection and decay that can lead to painful and expensive dental issues.

Repairs to Damaged Teeth

To repair a cracked tooth, a thorough exam is first needed to determine the extent of the damage. Some small cracks can be simply fixed with bonding agents or fillings. Larger cracks and damage to the tooth’s surface may require more extensive repairs. If not treated right away, they may require a root canal to save the tooth. Dental crowns can be another option to protect the tooth. In severe cases, a tooth may need to be extracted if there are no options available to save it. At Ambler Dental Care, we always look at every option to preserve your natural teeth whenever possible.

Most cracked teeth will alert you to the problem. You may have mild to severe pain when biting or chewing. You could notice sensitivity to hot or cold beverages or foods. However, it is possible to have a cracked tooth and not have any symptoms. This is another excellent reason to adhere to regular checkups to catch tooth cracks and other issues that could lead to more serious dental issues.

If you suspect you have a cracked tooth that needs repair, contact Ambler Dental Care to today to schedule an appointment.

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