Everybody loves a perfect smile. That is why cracked teeth can be a nightmare when you imagine opening your mouth to speak or smile at someone. They can also be a menace to your tongue when sweeping inside your mouth subconsciously. The fact that a tooth is broken leaves it more prone to erosion, wearing out and probable infection.
What Causes Tooth Cracking?
There's a number of reasons why someone's tooth can crack. The most common is accidents. Kids playing outside can fall and crack their teeth as well as adults going full speed on a motorbike. One can also crack their teeth from biting hard on metals and other strong materials.
Grinding your teeth too much can bring about the same effects. You should probably refrain from successively introducing hot and cold foods to your mouth. This abrupt change in the mouth's temperature can be detrimental and cause teeth to crack. People above 50 years experience the highest number of tooth cracks due to wearing out of their natural teeth.
How Can I Save The Situation After A Crack?
A dentist is best suited to advise on how to fix a crack. If it is not a huge crack, then they will probably recommend filling it up. Fillings give your tooth a whole new look and conceal the cracks. For the slightly bigger cracks, a crown or cap fits perfectly in trying to cover the damaged part. However, sometimes after assessing the crack, it could appear that it has stretched to the pulp. This means that a more invasive procedure such as surgical extraction has to be employed to help secure you from gum infection.
Remember, the first thing to do is always call a dentist. They will know what to do during your appointment. That's our service to you. Pay us a visit and explore all options present to help fix your tooth crack.
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