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It Is Dangerous to Live with a Cracked Tooth

Posted on 1/10/2022 by Giri Palani
It Is Dangerous to Live with a Cracked ToothOral health is very important for your well-being. Therefore, you need to take good care of your teeth to have good oral health. One of the concerns regarding oral health is cracked teeth. When you have a cracked tooth, you put your oral health at risk. If you have a cracked tooth, you risk having an oral infection and developing sensitive teeth. This is why you should visit our offices for treatment immediately.

You Risk Oral Infections

You are likely to develop oral infections with a cracked tooth. This is mainly associated with the damaged tooth enamel. The enamel is the tough outer layer that protects your teeth from bacterial intrusion. When a tooth is cracked, this layer is compromised. As a result, bacteria will easily enter the tooth pulp and cause infections. You could develop oral conditions like tooth decay and dental cavities that can be dangerous. When these conditions are not treated on time, they could lead to teeth loss. Therefore, it is necessary to avoid activities that increase the risk of cracked teeth.

Could Develop Tooth Sensitivity

With a cracked tooth, you are more likely to experience tooth sensitivity. This is caused by the exposure of the underlying dentin and nerves. The enamel, an outer layer responsible for protecting the dentin and nerves, gets damaged when your tooth cracks. As a result, you will experience tooth sensitivity when you drink cold or hot beverages. You will also notice tooth pain when you eat hot foods. This is dangerous because it can affect your nutrient supply.

Therefore, it is important to visit us for treatment immediately after your tooth is cracked. Our professionals can fix your cracked tooth using various techniques. For instance, we can use dental fillings to level up a tooth surface. We can also use dental bonding to fix it. Schedule a consultative appointment with us for more information on the dangers of a cracked tooth.

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