One of the most common problems that our Sloatsburg endodontist sees in our patients at Rockland Endodontics is having a cracked or broken tooth. Teeth can crack for any number of reasons, but it usually happens when you use your teeth for something other that chewing, like to open something, or when you grind or clench your teeth often. If you have a cracked tooth, it will probably reveal itself through symptoms such as a sharp pain when eating or biting down, or sensitivity when the tooth is exposed to especially hot or cold temperatures. The pain may be fluctuating, and may be worse some days than others, and this can make it difficult for our Sloatsburg endodontist to identify which tooth is causing your trouble and to see if it is cracked or not.
Regularly chewing can move the pieces of the cracked tooth around, and this can cause further complications like an irritation of the pulp (conglomeration of soft tissue within the tooth). Chewing can also be painful when a tooth is cracked because once the biting pressure has been released the crack can temporarily close up and result in a quick, very sharp pain. If a cracked tooth is not treated, the pulp of the tooth will eventually become damaged and the pain in the tooth will be consistent. At this point, it is important to visit our Sloatsburg endodontist for treatment so that the pulp does not become infected, as that can put your gums and underlying bone at risk as well.
To learn more about cracked tooth syndrome and the other common dental problems treated by our Sloatsburg endodontist, we invite you to browse through the Rockland Endodontics website and to reach out to us if you have any specific questions or concerns that we can help you with. Feel free to give us a call and speak to one of our dental professionals during our regular office hours, or you can also send us a message anytime using the Contact Us form located on our website. We look forward to your next visit at Rockland Endodontics.