Cracked teeth can be extremely painful and hard to detect. At Cobb Corner Endodontics, P.C., Dr. Eric Weinstock is trained to identify any cracked teeth and provide the necessary treatment to remove your pain and restore your comfort. Depending on your condition and the type of cracked tooth that you have, our endodontist can help you receive the appropriate treatment. We invite you to contact us at 781-575-9633 to schedule your appointment if you think that you might have a cracked tooth in Canton, Massachusetts.
A cracked tooth can be caused by a variety of things, including clenching or grinding your teeth, putting too much pressure on a tooth, and having a large filling. Cracked tooth syndrome is most commonly found in the back molars because most of the force that comes from our mouth is absorbed in these teeth. There are two main types of cracked teeth:
- Craze Lines: Tiny cracks that affect only the outer tooth enamel. This type of cracked teeth is quite common among adults and are usually of no concern.
- Fractured Cusp: When the cusp (biting surface) of the tooth is cracked. The cusp may break off or be removed by Dr. Eric Weinstock. In most cases, this type of crack does not damage pulp, so a root canal is not necessary. Teeth with a fractured cusp are repaired with a dental crown.
Having a cracked tooth can cause several painful side effects. The most common side effects include intense pain while chewing, sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures, and pain that comes and goes. If you feel that you are suffering from a cracked tooth, it is important to contact your dentist right away. Once our endodontist has located the cracked tooth, you can develop a proper treatment plan. Most cracked teeth can be treated with fillings or crowns. However, occasionally, the crack will extend past the gum line and into the lower parts of the tooth. In these situations, a tooth extraction is often necessary. For more information about how to identify and treat a cracked tooth, and to schedule your cracked tooth treatment, please call or visit our office.