3 symptoms that you may have a cracked tooth

Signs that you may have a cracked tooth

Although teeth are very strong and durable, at times our teeth can crack. This can result from a variety of reasons. Teeth that have no cavities or fillings are the strongest; the larger the size of the filling, the weaker the tooth will be.

When a crack extends too deep within the tooth it is not salvageable and must be extracted. That is why it is very important to determine if there is a crack in your tooth and see what we can do.

If you are experiencing these symptoms, it’s time to get it checked out.

1. Sharp pain when eating food

Biting down on the weakened tooth can cause the crack to flex and send a sensation to the nerve within the tooth.

2. Sudden sensitivity to hot, cold and sweet foods

A crack will allow temperature to travel closer to the nerve and give you a stronger sensation

3. Swelling of gums around the affected tooth

if the crack extends below the gumline or if the crack extends to the nerve and has caused an infection.

If you think you have a cracked tooth, it is best to make an appointment as soon as possible.