Can I Ignore a Cracked Tooth if it Doesn’t Hurt?

August 10, 2020 - toothbar - 0 comments Austin Cosmetic Dentistry
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No one wants to see a broken-off piece of tooth after eating. If there’s no way to prevent a crack from forming, there are ways to prevent it from getting worse. The reality is that it could worsen over time. It’s never a good idea to ignore a cracked tooth, and these are the reasons why.

  • Possibility for Infection

A cracked tooth is the perfect harbor for bacteria. When you brush a cracked tooth, it’s difficult for the bristles to reach inside of the crack. If the crack is deep inside, the bacteria could reach the root and cause severe damage to the tooth, including nerve pain. Whether the crack is superficial or deep, it’s always ideal to have it repaired as soon as possible.

  • Possibility for Pain

Once a tooth is infected, serious pain will follow if nothing is done to repair the damage right away. Some people complain of pain whenever they drink cold liquids or attempt to brush their teeth. Other people have occasional bouts of unbearable pain that last for hours. They may find it difficult or impossible to carry on their daily activities.

Part of good Austin preventative dentistry care is preventing the infection from happening. You can avoid the infection in the first place and prevent any further discomforts with the help of Toothcare providers.

  • A Cosmetic Flaw

A cracked tooth, even if it doesn’t hurt, is unsightly to look at. Even if it’s located at the back of the jaw, an uneven tooth is a nuisance. Some people are bothered simply by knowing that a damaged tooth exists in their mouths. They may be candidates for Austin cosmetic dentistry services, such as crowns or veneers, that cover up imperfections.

 

  • Potential for Worsening Damage

It’s possible for cracks in teeth to get longer or wider. Repeatedly placing pressure on the crack, by eating hard foods or brushing with excessive force, could make a small problem worse. A crack can get larger and lead to a bacterial infection or gum inflammation.

Toothbar dentists have worked for all types of tooth cracks from the barely noticeable to ones that leave only half of a tooth. We take minor problems seriously by providing various dental repairs. In addition, we provide Austin preventative dentistry services, such as teeth cleaning, cavity fillings and more. State-of-the-art Austin cosmetic dentistry services like teeth whitening and veneers are also found at The Toothbar in Austin, TX. Contact our office to schedule a consultation for you or someone you know.


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