Do I have a cracked tooth?

Cracks and breaks can appear anywhere on your tooth, leading to multiple, often painful, complications. The dental pulp easily becomes agitated as you chew and eat until the inner portion of your tooth becomes infected. You may have a cracked tooth in State College, Pennsylvania, if you are experiencing:

  • Pain or discomfort when biting or chewing
  • Increased tooth sensitivity
  • Visible cracks that you can see with the naked eye

There are many different treatments for cracked teeth, based on the severity of your case and where the tooth has become cracked. Your tooth can become cracked on the cusp, in the tooth root, or even be split down the middle. If a tooth has cracked below the gum line, it will need to be extracted.

How is a cracked tooth treated?

Dr. Jakub Pelka, our seasoned endodontist at Pelka Endodontics L.L.C., will generally use a root canal treatment and dental restorations, such as crowns or fillings, to repair the tooth. If necessary, we may also perform a tooth extraction if the tooth cannot be saved; in these cases, we will recommend restorative treatments to effectively replace your tooth. If you are worried about the state of your smile, we encourage you to contact our dental office today. We are eager to ensure the healthy and stability of your smile.