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Tooth Fillings for Cracks Cavity or Broken Teeth

Tooth Fillings - A Dental Care

It is said that once in a lifetime one tooth filling is required and this is about majority of the people. Generally dental filling procedure is carried on by dentists to treat cavities, repair cracked or broken teeth or a tooth that has worn down over time.
There is a certain procedure that needs to be followed:
  1.        Apply tropical anesthesia to the area of treatment to make the place numb.
  2.          Remove the decay from the affected area
  3.          Restore tooth using a composite or amalgam filling
         Check that your teeth is aligned comfortably by biting some object
  dental practice team ensures that you are comfortable and don’t face much trouble before, during and after the procedure. They are open to discussion and will happily answer all the questions. They also provide certain tips related to overcoming dental anxiety.
Tooth Crack and Cavity Fillings
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Cracked Tooth

A cracked tooth can be painful. This can lead to tooth disease.

How to find a cracked tooth? 

Look for the following symptoms:

  •          When chewing there is a sharp pain but that disappears quickly
  •           A temporary pain that comes and then goes 
  •           Pain that you feel when you eat or drink something
  •           The feeling that something is stuck between your teeth

There may also be no signs too.
Cracked Teeth Fillings

So now how can you find a cracked tooth?

It is difficult to find a cracked tooth. Though you might feel the pain but you won’t be able to identify which tooth hurts, is it the upper or the lower tooth.
Certain cracks are invisible to the naked eye and can even be not seen on x-rays. And sometimes you may not even feel the pain or sensitivity. Your dentist will find it through some dental exams.

If you doubt anything such, share some details with your doctor which would help him diagnose well. You may brief him like -
  •     The area where the pain occurs
  •       In case you feel sensitive on the consumption of anything hot, cold, sweet, sour or something sticky
Teeth Condition Type for Cracked Tooth Fillings

What are the Reasons behind tooth crack?

There can be several reasons behind the crack, naming a few:
  •     When you chew hard objects like pencils, ice, nuts or any hard candy
  •          An accident
  •          Grinding or clenching teeth out of anger or habit
  •          Applying pressure on the tooth due to the absence of some tooth nearby
  •          Tooth loss due to wear
  •          When there are large fillings or other restorations there is loss of tooth
  •          Exposing the tooth enamel to extreme hot or cold temperature
Teeth Cavity Fillings

Why does a cracked tooth hurt?

The crack travels through the nerve pulp. This tooth hurts when you bite something or chew.  The crack may be small and when the crack opens, the pulp inside the tooth may feel irritated.
The pulp is the soft tissue inside the center of the tooth that may contain nerves and blood vessels. 
When the crack extends the tooth becomes sensitive to heat, cold and sweet.
The pulp can be affected due to the crack. If this is the case RCT i.e., Root Canal treatment (endodontic) is a must to save the tooth.
Teeth. Tooth Cavity and Crack Treatment

How to treat a cracked tooth?

Treatment would depend upon the size, location and direction of the crack accompanied by the symptoms. 
Your dentist would be a better person to suggest you the kind of treatment required for your tooth. 
S/he may recommend no treatment at all as tiny cracks are normal and wouldn’t cause much trouble.

Types of treatment would include:

  •          Filling the cracks with some medicated material
  •          Capping the area to protect it from further damage
  •          RCT if the pulp is involved
  •          Extract the tooth if it’s completely damaged and now has no chance of repair.
The kind of food we eat and the lifestyle we lead, leads us to various problems and the damage of tooth is one such.
To be aware of what is the issue inside your month and save your tooth from further damage in the initial stage, it is important to visit a dentist at intervals.
An untreated cracked tooth may lead to a bigger issue if not taken care at the initial level. Whenever you feel any of the above mentioned symptoms, make sure you visit a doctor and have a healthy tooth.


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