Your teeth are remarkably strong. But they are not invincible. Even a healthy tooth can fracture under extreme pressure. While it may be easy to spot a broken tooth, a tooth crack can be difficult to detect. In fact, hairline cracks in a tooth may be undetectable to the eye but they require the same prompt treatment as a major crack or break.
Cracked tooth syndrome (CTS) is a painful condition that occurs when there is a crack in one of your teeth. CTS can describe anything from a tiny hairline split in the crown of a tooth to a major fracture that extends all the way to the tooth root. The most important thing is that you recognize cracked tooth syndrome and seek proper treatment. … Continue reading
While regular dental visits and proper oral health habits at home can prevent most types of dental problems, it is not always possible to avoid certain mouth-related disruptions. The question becomes, “is this a dental emergency?” If you are questioning whether your dental pain or tooth trauma warrants an urgent trip to the dentist, it is always best to call the office to explain your concern and let the dentist decide. It may be possible to wait a few days or even weeks to see a dental professional. But don’t make this decision on your own. In many situations, waiting too long can lead to worsening pain and more costly treatment.
Here are some common dental emergencies that require a dentist’s attention sooner rather than later: … Continue reading