The microscopic mineral crystals that make up your tooth enamel can be very dense. This gives your teeth the durability to chew very hard foods. Unfortunately, there are times when something like a blow to the face or a fall can crack this enamel layer.
In some cases, the crack might be so deep that it even exposes the pulp or root of the tooth. When this happens you will usually feel a persistent pain and extreme sensitivity to hot and cold things. This often require your dentist to perform a root canal to repair the damage and replace the enamel of the tooth with a crown.
Even if the crack is limited to the enamel layer of the tooth, you will still need to have your dentist look at it before the area is exploited by tooth decay. Sometimes the dentist can repair it with a cosmetic bonding procedure or a carefully placed filling. This might be followed up by a fluoride treatment or fluoride supplements to help strengthen the enamel in the future.
If you have cracked tooth you should call us immediately at 248-540-9191 to assess the situation and schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you finding a fast and effective resolution to the problem.