Cracked Teeth

Cracked ToothCracks in your teeth are likely to happen to any adult from years of chewing, grinding teeth and other bad habits. Cracks may start out small but may grow over time, requiring eventual treatment. If a crack develops down to the pulp of the tooth, this can result in discomfort and possible infection. A root canal is recommended in this case to save the tooth.

There are a number of different kinds of tooth fractures, including “Craze Lines” on the outer enamel portion of the tooth, fractured cusps (corner of the tooth), cracked tooth spanning from the top of the tooth down to the root, split tooth, and root fractures (both vertical and horizontal).

Cracked teeth can vary in size and scope, and immediate attention should be given in all cases. A root canal may be required in some cases to help save the tooth.



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