A cracked tooth is an urgent matter, and it is treated as such here at New City Endodontics. Our emergency dentist North Bergen will assess the damage and set about on an immediate course of action. The goal is always to save your tooth whenever possible, since the loss of a tooth leads to consequences and complications that have to be addressed and that are more time-consuming and expensive.
Sometimes, your cracked tooth will be easy to identify. You are chewing and you feel it. The tooth has fractured. In other instances, you may not realize that you have sustained damage to the tooth. There are, however, signs that you should be aware of, and that would indicate a possible cracked tooth. Among them are pain while eating, sensitivity to hot and cold items, and any mouth pain that you cannot pinpoint the source for. Any of the above symptoms, whether they are the result of a cracked tooth or not, require attention from our emergency dentist North Bergen. You will come in and be examined. X-rays will also be taken. If you do have a cracked tooth, there are three treatment courses that can be taken, depending on certain details. In the instance where the crack is the only damage, and the tooth is judged to be repairable by our emergency dentist North Bergen, you will be measured for a crown, and a temporary one will be placed until such time as the permanent one is made. Pulp damage or infection requires root canal therapy. And if the tooth cannot be saved at all, an extraction will be required.
Keep our phone number handy and call us right away when you have any of the signs of a cracked tooth.