A cracked tooth can be a source of extreme dental pain, and our team at Clagett Cosmetic and Family Dentistry want to help ensure that your smile remains in optimum health. If you have a cracked tooth in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, Dr. Dan R. Clagett and Dr. Lindsey Milby can help locate and treat your tooth. When you have a cracked tooth, it is important to receive treatment as soon as possible to avoid further problems. If you are experiencing any tooth pain, we invite you to contact us at 270-769-3306 and schedule your appointment with our dentists.
Cracked teeth are not terribly common, but they are frequent enough that our dentists have taken the liberty of receiving training on how to best treat your cracked tooth. There are many different kinds of cracked teeth. Some cracks are so small that they don’t even appear on an X-ray. This can make it difficult to locate the source of your pain and discomfort. Other cracks extend across the tooth’s crown or into the roots. No matter what kind of crack you have, our dentists can locate it and provide appropriate treatment.
Because it can be difficult to pinpoint a cracked tooth, it is important to recognize the symptoms. This will help you and our dentists know that your pain is from a cracked tooth and not from another problem. Some of the most common symptoms include:
- Intense pain while chewing
- Extreme sensitivity to hot and cold foods or beverages
- Sharp pain that comes and goes throughout the day
Depending on what type of cracked tooth you have, our dentists may perform a variety of treatments. Small cracks along the tooth’s crown can be repaired with a filling or a crown. If your crack extends into your roots, you may require a tooth extraction. Whatever your situation, our dentists will help you find the treatment that is best for you. We welcome you to contact our office to learn more!