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Cracked Tooth = More Problems


woman holding mouth with cracked tooth pain A cracked tooth is no fun, causing sharp pain as you chew, sensitivity to hot and cold foods and beverages, and even ongoing pain. If you visit our office complaining of tooth pain, Dr. Myers will x-ray your teeth, determine where the problem tooth is, and diagnose what needs to be done to resolve your problem and your pain. The recommended treatment will depend on the severity of the crack and the pain you are experiencing. If the pain occurs when chewing, Dr. Myers may recommend a crown or an onlay to restore the tooth. If your pain is persistent and coupled with sensitivity to cold and heat, it is likely that the nerve is involved and a root canal may be the treatment required. If the crack is severe and an infection is present, your tooth may require extraction.

If you choose to delay treatment, even minor cracks can worsen. Teeth, unlike bones, do not heal and restorative treatment should be done as soon as possible to avoid further issues.

Dr. Myers may recommend a root canal followed by a crown to restore the tooth. The root canal will focus on removing the affected pulp (the nerve and connective tissues), in turn easing your pain. Local anesthesia will be used during the procedure to ensure your comfort. The root canal procedure and restorative dental crown are considered the most successful long term treatment in these cases.

If you are suffering from a toothache, and you are concerned that it may be cracked or fractured, don't delay. Give us a call today and let us ease your pain.

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Our patients come back to us because we truly care about the care you receieve. Here are some of the things our amazing patients have to say about us:
Dr. Courtney and her staff are super friendly and made me feel really comfortable. I had to get implants for two "baby" teeth i still had left b/c i never grew permanent teeth in their place. I had to be sedated for the operation and expected to be out of commission for a couples days and in a lot of pain the following week. However, that evening I felt surprisingly good with minimal pain.
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Dr. Myers is the best. I have been a patient of his for about 5 years and every time I come he makes me feel super relaxed and at ease. I have had everything from a simple cleaning to crowns and everything is virtually painless afterwards. I would recommend him to any person who is seeking a great dentist and staff.
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