If you’re experiencing a sharp pain when biting down that quickly disappears, you may have a cracked tooth. If you have pain that comes and goes, you may have a cracked tooth. Do you have pain when you are eating or drinking? Does it feel like something might be stuck between your teeth? If you have any of these symptoms, you could have a cracked tooth. However, you may have a cracked tooth and not even realize it!
There are many reasons you could have a cracked tooth.
- Accidents to your mouth can cause a sudden crack in your tooth or teeth.
- Grinding or clenching of your teeth (usually at night) can cause your tooth or teeth to crack over time.
- If you chew on hard objects or foods you can crack a tooth or teeth. Examples of these items are: pencils, ice, nuts or hard candy.
- If you have a missing tooth it can cause uneven chewing pressure on another tooth and make a tooth crack.
- Wear on your teeth can cause loss of tooth structure which can make a tooth crack.
- A disruption or loss of tooth structure due to large fillings or other restorations can compromise the strength of a tooth and make it more susceptible to cracking.
- Extreme hot or cold temperatures on the tooth enamel can cause it to crack.
If you think you could possibly have a cracked tooth, call Noble Smiles today. A cracked tooth can quickly become a bigger problem if it’s not treated.
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