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Should You Always Fix a Cracked Tooth?

Posted on 10/11/2021 by Dr. J. Derek Tieken
Should You Always Fix a Cracked Tooth?There are several causes of a cracked tooth. For instance, it could be as a result of biting into hard substances or getting involved in an accident. Either way, you need to fix the cracked tooth immediately. This is because it could result in oral conditions that can worsen the condition. Therefore, knowing some of the risks associated with a cracked tooth will help you understand the importance of visiting our offices for treatment.

It Can Damage Your Tongue

When a tooth is cracked, it has pointed edges that could easily cut your tongue. Even though this is the least severe consequence, it can affect your oral health. In most cases, a tooth cracks unevenly, leaving the area sharp and jagged. When your tongue brushes on such a surface when eating, the chances of damage are high. This can result in pain and discomfort.

It Can Cause Tooth Sensitivity

You will also experience tooth sensitivity when your tooth is cracked. This happens because the tough outer layer of your tooth is damaged. The layer, commonly referred to as the enamel, plays a crucial role in preventing bacterial intrusion. It also prevents the alteration of underlying nerves and dentin. However, when a tooth is cracked, the dentin and nerves are exposed. As a result, you will experience tooth sensitivity when your mouth is exposed to hot or cold temperatures. The underlying dentin is extremely sensitive to temperature, meaning you will also experience pain when drinking cold beverages. This can affect your eating habits significantly.

It Can Cause Oral Infections

The chances of developing oral infections are also high with a cracked tooth. Now that the protective enamel is damaged, bacteria will easily enter your tooth pulp and cause infections. You can easily develop conditions like tooth decay and cavities. Visit our offices for more information on the importance of fixing a cracked tooth.
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