Cracked teeth are one of the most common dental issues. However, they are also the most undiagnosed, as they can be incredibly hard to notice. Some unexpected symptoms of a cracked tooth are the following:
Unfortunately, just like a toothache, there are many causes of cracked teeth. These are the most common:
While some of these are spontaneous events that are hard to prevent (like sudden trauma), there are many forms of prevention and restoration for cracked teeth. For starters, a mouthguard for sports and a nightguard while sleeping can help prevent sudden trauma or the grinding of teeth. We also recommend a healthy dental hygiene routine and attending regular dental checkups to ensure you have proper oral health. If you do experience a cracked tooth, there are many solutions. For starters, dental crowns, veneers, and dental bonding can all conceal tooth cracks AND help prevent future damage. If a crack is too serious, we may recommend tooth extraction and subsequent replacement. Finally, a tooth crack could be the initial symptom of a dental infection. This would require a root canal.