Cracked Tooth

When a restoration (filling) is placed into a tooth then one corner or more may move independently when biting on the tooth. Not very commonly, this also occurs in a tooth with no restorations. The common complaint is a sharp pain when biting on hard food. This pain usually lasts only when biting down or releasing the bite.

Sometimes a cracked tooth may cause irreversible pulpitis (an inflamed nerve) or even pulp necrosis (a dead nerve inside the roots). These cases will require either root canal treatment or extraction.

Visit Root Canal Treatment or Dental Implant for more information.

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