Are you a victim of cracked tooth syndrome? If so, it means you have a very small crack on your tooth that is difficult to identify. Usually, the crack is so small that it does not show up on dental X-rays or your dentist, Dr. Carolyn Walker, can’t see it during your dental exam. Sometimes the crack is even hidden under the gum tissues.
If you have cracked tooth syndrome, you typically experience pain and discomfort when you use the tooth when biting or when the tooth is exposed to hot and cold temperatures. The pain isn’t constant and it comes and goes throughout the day.
Unfortunately, there are many things that could cause this dental problem, like bruxism (grinding your teeth), having a misaligned bite, a large filling, root canal treatment, using your teeth as tools, or even a blow to the face. The good news is that your dentist can treat cracked tooth syndrome with a variety of different treatments depending on the severity of the crack, like dental bonding, dental crown, or a root canal treatment.
To learn more about cracked tooth syndrome in San Antonio, Texas, please reach out to Leon Springs Dental at your earliest convenience and talk to a member of our dental team. All you need to do is dial 210-698-1010 and we will be more than happy to help you. We look forward to hearing from you!