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Is My Tooth Cracked?

Is My Tooth Cracked?

Cracking a tooth may be easier than you think.

It can happen from chewing on hard objects or foods like ice, nuts or hard candy. Tooth-grinding or clenching or having uneven chewing pressure can lead to a cracked tooth. Tooth structure wears down over time and large fillings or other restorations can result in a crack. Finally, you can crack a tooth by exposing tooth enamel to extreme hot and cold, such as when you eat hot food followed by drinking ice water.

The result of any of these events is often painful and can lead to further oral disease.

First, how do you know if your tooth is cracked? Look for these signs:  1. You have sharp pain when biting down that quickly disappears.  2. You have pain that comes and goes but does not hurt all the time.  3. You feel pain when eating or drinking.  4. You may have no pain at all.

There are various ways to be able to treat a cracked tooth, depending upon its condition.  It is best for us to see you to determine what is needed for you.  The earlier you seek treatment, the easier it is to treat!

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If you or anyone you know may have a cracked tooth – Call Us Today – 561-623-9935 or request an appointment online at