The enamel layer on each of your teeth is composed of a dense structure of microscopic mineral crystals, which gives your teeth their strength and durability. At the same time, it’s still not unheard-of for a hard fall, a blow to the face or a sports injury to crack a tooth.
Once the initial trauma has passed, if you feel a persistent ache, a sharp pain, or excessive sensitivity then it most likely means that the crack extends into the sensitive internal structures of the tooth. Even if you don’t feel any pain, the cracked tooth could still pose additional problems with tooth decay and tooth sensitivity in the future. Regardless, any crack in a tooth needs to be examined by the dental professionals at Buhler Dental Care.
If the crack extends deep into the internal structures of the tooth, we might need to perform a root canal. If the cracked tooth is excessively damaged, it might need to be extracted and restored in the future with a bridge or a dental implant.
If the crack in the tooth is limited to the enamel layer, then Buhler Dental Care might simply be able to repair it with a basic filling.
If you have cracked tooth you need to call Buhler Dental Care immediately at (801) 794-9905 to assess the situation and schedule an appointment.