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Treatment of Cracked Teeth in Hudson

Elite Endodontics of NH provides endodontic services in Hudson and Hooksett, NH. To learn more or schedule an appointment, call 603-882-5455.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions About Cracked Teeth

Can a cracked tooth heal itself?

A cracked tooth will not heal on its own. Over time, it will get progressively worse, leading to possible infection or the need for extraction.

How much does it cost to fix cracked teeth?

The cost involved in fixing a cracked tooth can vary a great deal depending on the tooth affected and the severity of the crack. You’ll also need to consider the cost of the restoration needed to repair the structure of the tooth. Dental insurance may cover all or part of the costs involved.

Is a cracked tooth an emergency?

If your cracked tooth is causing you pain, it is considered a dental emergency, as the pulp may be inflamed or infected. A tooth that is cracked but not painful still requires prompt treatment to prevent the crack from worsening, but not necessarily same-day emergency care.

Does a cracked tooth need to be extracted?

If a crack extends below the gum line, your tooth will need to be extracted. To prevent this from occurring, seek treatment as soon as possible.

How can an endodontist see a cracked tooth if my dentist can’t?

Our practice uses a surgical microscope to examine your teeth, which means cracks that can’t be identified in visual exams or dental x-rays can be easily located.
To learn more or schedule an appointment, call 603-882-5455.

Contact our office today to schedule your appointment!

Elite Endodontics of NH

182 Central Street Hudson, NH 03105
1310 Hooksett Road Hooksett, NH 03106
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