Your teeth are very strong, but they can chip, crack or break easily if we are not careful when we eat. It commonly happens when we bite down on something hard, or have a traumatic event like a car accident or sporting accident, having cavities that weaken the tooth, or due to clenching or grinding. When a tooth breaks, it may not hurt right at first, but your tongue can usually feel the sharp area where the break is. If a large piece of the tooth breaks off, it can cause discomfort because the nerve inside the tooth may be damaged. If it is exposed to air, or hot or cold foods or drinks, it can be extremely uncomfortable.
If you break, crack or chip a tooth, it is very important that you get it taken care of. Bacteria is all through the mouth and can cause serious infections if no treated. Sometimes people break their teeth and then buy the temporary filling material from the store in order to try and stop the immediate threat of infection. However, if the crack or break is not cleaned and properly fixed, it can lead to further problems.
If you have cracked or broken one of your teeth, call us today and let us help get you out of pain and back on your feet again. Call Now at 972-547-6453.