Signs of a cracked tooth:

1. When biting down you can have a painful sensation

2. Have pain that comes and goes.

3. You may have no pain at all

4. When eating and drinking you may have discomfort

What causes a cracked tooth to hurt?    When a tooth is cracked and you bite down on the tooth with pressure the crack opens. When you release the biting pressure, the pain goes away.

What are indications that causes a cracked tooth to occur?  Foods like hard candy, nuts, ice or any hard objects, an accident which causes a blow to the mouth, clenching or grinding your teeth, when root canal therapy is completed and weakens the tooth and when large fillings are placed.

Treatment  options of a cracked tooth:  Place a crown to support the tooth, root canal if the nerve is involved, extract the tooth if the crack is severe and the tooth cannot be saved.

Give the Emergency Dentistry Greenville NC a call for a consult: Drs. Capps, Bowman and Padgett at 252-752-1111