Whenever you lose or crack a tooth, the force of your bite shifts to the teeth next to the empty space. As your bite changes it may difficulty in chewing, damage to your jaw, cause other teeth to shift and extrude out of socket, and also makes it harder to clean teeth, resulting in tooth decay and periodontal diseases. That is why it is critical to visit our endodontist in Bergen County to fix your cracked teeth to ensure your teeth and mouth maintain their proper function, form, health, and beauty.
If you’re interested in fixing cracked teeth, our endodontic office will perform a thorough evaluation to determine whether your health and lifestyle make you’re a good candidate for this endodontic treatment. Cracked teeth are becoming more common, and there are several different types of cracks that can occur. A fractured cusp may result when the pointed part of the chewing surface is weakened. Often a full crown, placed by your dentist, resolves the problem. However, if the fracture has also damaged the pulp, root canal therapy from our endodontist in Bergen County would be needed. Similarly, a cracked tooth begins on the chewing surface of the tooth and extends vertically toward the root. Damage to the pulp is likely and root canal treatment is usually necessary. Despite treatment (root canal treatment and crown placement), some cracks can continue to progress, resulting in a loss of the tooth. Therefore, early detection is essential. Lastly, there are vertical root fractures. This type of crack begins at the root of the tooth and extends toward the chewing surface. It often shows minimal symptoms and may go unnoticed for some time. Vertical root fractures are often discovered when surrounding bone or gum tissue become infected. If the tooth can be saved, treatment would involve endodontic microsurgery. As dentists are helping people to keep their teeth longer, this means that teeth are exposed to more years of chewing hard objects, clenching and grinding. Cracks typically do not show on x-rays, making them more difficult to locate. Depending on the severity of the crack, symptoms may include a momentary sharp pain when chewing, temperature sensitivity, or even the release of biting pressure.
Regardless of what your particular needs may be to remedy your cracked tooth, finding the right dental office can be a difficult decision to make. However, at Mid-County Endodontic Group P.A., our experience and expertise evolves with the field of endodontic dentistry, allowing us to offer you the most advanced care possible. Contact our team of endodontist in Bergen County for further information regarding fixing your cracked teeth, and we can help determine if this procedure is right for you.