Having a cracked tooth may not seem like a big deal especially if it is not causing any pain. But it is not the case usually. Dr Krinita Motwani who is amongst the top 10 dentists in Mumbai suggest otherwise. It wont be long before cracked tooth starts giving you a problem as bacteria will slowly seep into it and will develop into a decay or infection.
Most of the times, teeth crack if they are weak, heavily filled , badly decayed or if you clench or grind your teeth as well. Cracked teeth are usually pain-free but are sensitive to cold and they also cause pain during chewing .These are a few symptoms you might experience but a cracked tooth may also cause such excruciating pain that you might need an emergency extraction.
Why do teeth crack?
Extreme teeth grinding or clenching at night causes more stress than usual resulting in a cracked tooth or multiple teeth
Under-contoured or over done fillings exert pressure on the walls of the teeth causing them to crack
Chewing on pencils, ice, hard food stuffs or opening cans with teeth are definitely a reason for your teeth to crack.
If there is presence of gum diseases, there are chances of tooth root to fracture.
Abrupt changes in temperature in the mouth for eg eating something hot and then trying to cool your mouth with ice water
With age most teeth cracks occur in people over 50 years.
Dr Krinita Motwani who is an experienced dentist in khar shares with us that diagnosing a cracked tooth maybe tricky. X rays may or may not be able to reveal cracked teeth. Your dentist will make an X ray or try to examine the tooth with a probe. A cracked tooth may also have swollen gums around it. Also during chewing you may feel pain when you release your bite
How do you treat a cracked tooth?
Usually a tooth can crack in many ways. It can range from a tiny mm upto the crown and may extend till the root. Cracked teeth can be managed by filling, root canals or by using a splint to hold it in place. If the damage is unmanageable then the tooth needs to be extracted.
At Dr Krinita Motwani’s dental clinic, our team assists you with the same with the best possible treatment and also making your appointment as pain-free as possible.
Contact details are as follows
Dr. Krinita Motwani
Khar west, Mumbai.
Mbl : 9820280343.