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Symptoms of a cracked tooth

                          SYMPTOMS OF A CRACKED TOOTH

The symptoms of a cracked tooth vary depending on the severity of the crack. Some of the most common symptoms of a cracked tooth include:

  • Sensitivity to hot and cold
  • Pain when chewing
  • Spontaneous shooting pain
  • Excessive pain when eating sweet or sour foods

If the tooth does not have a visible crack or break, your dentist will typically take a dental xray to determine the degree and location of the crack. Your dentist may remove the weakened area and place a filling in the tooth. In some situations, a crown may be needed.

There are a number of ways to prevent cracking in teeth, such as avoiding hard foods and wearing a mouthguard while playing sports. Regular dental check ups will help keep teeth in good shape. The longer you delay repairing a cracked a tooth, the greater the risk is for an infection to develop.

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WHY DENTAL CHECK UPS ARE SO IMPORTANT

WHY DENTAL CHECK UPS ARE IMPORTANT

A regular dental check up is important as they help keep your teeth and gums healthy. You should have a regular visit at least every 6 months or as recommended by your dentist.

There are two parts to a dental visit:

  • The check up and xrays
  • The clean                                                                                                             

During the dental check up, your dental professional will check your overall oral health for any trouble area’s and may take xrays.

During the cleaning, your dentist will remove any plaque and tartar build up and may polish your teeth.  A fluoride treatment  may also be applied.

Your dentist will place you on their 6 monthly recall system, just so you never forget to have your teeth checked on a regular basis.

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