As specialists in both saving teeth and treating dental pain, endodontists commonly provide care for patients with cracked teeth. A cracked tooth may be caused by dental trauma, teeth grinding, or simple wear and tear. Pain from a crack could be constant or it might only be present when you bite and chew. Another common symptom of a cracked tooth is sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures.
Cracks in teeth can be difficult to identify, even by skilled dentists. Endodontists have surgical microscopes and other advanced equipment that the average dentist does not have, which allows us to locate small cracks in teeth that are easily overlooked and provide treatment to relieve the pain they cause.
Treatment for a cracked tooth depends upon the location, type, and severity of the crack. It’s important to seek prompt treatment, as this gives us the best chance to save your tooth from needing to be extracted and replaced. In most cases, our team will be able to preserve your tooth by removing the infected or inflamed pulp tissue, while your dentist can repair the exterior damage with a restoration.