Broken tooth is no joking matter. A broken tooth can be painful, both physically and mentally. And it is not just you. One of the most common problems people have faced with is dealing with broken teeth. When you talk about a broken tooth, you are referring to a tooth that has been fractured, cracked or chipped.
With a chipped tooth, pain may not arise right away. Unless the damage is big enough to have exposed the nerves in the tooth’s inner layer. If the chip does expose these vital inner parts, one of the first symptoms you may experience is pain and tooth sensitivity.
You may have a broken cusp if the damage caused one of your back teeth’s pointed chewing surfaces breaking off. This chipping, although not pai
nful most of the time, still needs prompt treatment. Because if it doesn’t further damage can occur.
Worse, the entire teeth may just decay. And when this occurs, you have fewer chances of restoring it. You may even have to have the tooth removed before it causes infection.
The severity of a cracked tooth depends on how heavy the blow to your mouth was. In some cases, that crack may only have affected the enamel, the outermost layer of the tooth. But in many other situations, “cracking” affects even the tooth’s roots.
Cracked tooth often causes pain during chewing. Temperature changes also make the affected tooth and its surrounding area sore or even painful.
Whether you have a chipped or a cracked tooth, you need to schedule an appointment with a dentist ASAP. It’s only a matter time before that pain worsens. And before the affected tooth starts to decay, which can lead to gum infection and even a possible extraction.
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