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Symptoms of a cracked tooth

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                          SYMPTOMS OF A CRACKED TOOTH

The symptoms of a cracked tooth vary depending on the severity of the crack. Some of the most common symptoms of a cracked tooth include:

  • Sensitivity to hot and cold
  • Pain when chewing
  • Spontaneous shooting pain
  • Excessive pain when eating sweet or sour foods

If the tooth does not have a visible crack or break, your dentist will typically take a dental xray to determine the degree and location of the crack. Your dentist may remove the weakened area and place a filling in the tooth. In some situations, a crown may be needed.

There are a number of ways to prevent cracking in teeth, such as avoiding hard foods and wearing a mouthguard while playing sports. Regular dental check ups will help keep teeth in good shape. The longer you delay repairing a cracked a tooth, the greater the risk is for an infection to develop.



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