Your teeth are very strong, but that doesn’t stop them from chipping, cracking or breaking. This can occur if you bite down on something hard, have a traumatic event, or you have cavities that weaken the tooth. Clenching your teeth can also cause cracking and wear on the teeth. When a tooth breaks, it may not hurt right at first but your tongue may feel a sharp point. If a large piece of the tooth breaks off, there can be discomfort because the nerve inside the tooth may be damaged. If it becomes exposed to hot or cold folds and even the air, it can be extremely uncomfortable and even cause serious pain.
Here at McKinneyDentist.com, our cosmetic dentists can determine if the break was caused by cavities, clenching, grinding, or incidental trauma and if the tooth’s nerve is in danger. Depending on the severity of the break, the tooth may need an inlay, onlay or crown. A damaged nerve usually requries root canal treatment. At McKinneyDentist.com, we have an exceptional team of cosmetic dentistry professionals who can evaluate and recommend the best treatment needed to restore your teeth. Don’t worry about pain or discomfort either. We work very hard to make you comfortable with sedation dentistry.