Whether caused from trauma or through jaw pressure, a cracked tooth is a major dental concern. Not only can these damaged teeth be painful, they are also susceptible to decay and bacterial infection. Cracks and crevices on a tooth can become impossible to keep clean and can compromise the interior of the tooth. A cracked tooth should be considered an urgent dental problem, requiring repair to protect the health of the tooth.
At Meridian Campus Family Dental, we offer general dental care for cracked teeth that are causing pain or may be structurally unsound. In some cases, we can usually get you or your family member in the same day for treatment. Dr. Carpenter will examine the tooth and determine the best option for repairing it. Small cracks can often be fixed through bonding, where more severe damage may require a dental crown or other treatment.