Cracked Tooth: It is hurting. But no Cavity…

By: Smileway Dental

Have you ever experience having a tooth pain but it doesn’t have any signs and symptoms that it has any cavity. It hurts every time you chew, every time you bite it hurts, every time you drink cold and hot drinks you feel so sensitive. If all these are happening, then you might have a cracked tooth.

Cracked tooth occurs when a tooth has a crack that even taking an x-ray can’t easily be determined and sometimes it can be a challenge for the Dentist to identify. Unfortunately, there are some signs that you can even identify by yourself if you are having crack teeth.

Signs and Symptoms of Cracked Tooth

  1. There’s a pain when you chew and bite especially after you release the bite.
  2. There is sensitivity to hot, cold and sweets.
  3. There is an on and off pain.
  4. There is a swelling on the gum around the affected tooth.

Below is some of the reason why you might have Cracked Tooth

  1. People who grind and clench their teeth
  2. Teeth with large fillings
  3. Pressure from teeth grinding
  4. Teeth that had undergone Root Canal Treatment before, or during Root Canal Treatment.
  5. Our teeth weakens as we age, crack tooth may build up as tooth gets weaker.

There are many ways to treat a crack tooth.

  1. Filling. The Doctor might be able to save it by doing the filling or bonding which can be done by using restorative resin to fill the crack and restore the look and function of the tooth.
  2. Crown. Doctor can do a dental crown. It is a cap that covers and protects the tooth. It serves as a strong cap for your tooth. Without the cap, a damaged cracked tooth won’t be able to withstand the pressure of biting.
  3. Root Canal Treatment, if in case the tooth has a crack that has extended all the way to the pulp (the vital structure of your tooth), the tooth should be treated through root canal treatment.
  4. Dental Implants, in case the crack of your tooth extend all the way to the gum line, there will be no other way to treat it but extraction and have a dental implant to replace the extracted tooth.

Please do not ignore if you are experiencing the problems of a crack tooth. Even though it is difficult to save a crack tooth, but leaving it untreated can cause infection in the future. That is why one should let your dentist check and advice the best treatment that will suit you. In Smileway Dental Clinic Usj, we always recommend prevention rather than cure. Visit your dentist twice every year, so that they can detect early signs of any mouth diseases and that it is not yet too late to save that crack tooth.

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Sven Hasse
Sven Hasse
2022-10-27
I can say from my own experience as a doctor, they are good. Appointments are kinda hard to get. Do you know why? You get what you want and what you need. Most likely you’ll leave the clinic with a smile on your face.
Beep Polite
Beep Polite
2022-10-15
Doctor is caring!
Fazz Abdullah
Fazz Abdullah
2022-10-05
SmileWay Usj 21 Subang Jaya. Dr & Staff was so gentle and professional. I’m was scare if talk about scaling.. but its not painful at all. Will visit next time for my teeth problem. Chaiyok✨✨
Oswin Chin
Oswin Chin
2022-08-20
Zheng Koon Chua
Zheng Koon Chua
2022-08-19
Dr Edwin is very patient to kids. He can slowly talk and confort the kids to prevent them from fear of removing extra teeth. And there is sticker for kids after complete it. What we like is the teeth keeper hanger for kid. It really cute.
Eng Jing Yee
Eng Jing Yee
2022-08-06
Good service !!
pastor David Emmanuel
pastor David Emmanuel
2022-08-03
I have been there and see dr Edwin, he is such a gentleman and explain me very clearly about my treatment. I recommend all of my friends to go and get your treatment here. Nurses are very polite and helpful ❤️
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shaha poran
2022-08-01
Nice environment and good service
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Bee Chin Wong
2022-08-01
Lim Jimmy
Lim Jimmy
2022-07-31
Definitely my best dental experience with Dr.Jon Low whose by far is one of the most attentive and gentle dental doctor. His approach to dental care is immaculate and he pays the most attention to the finest detail. I’ve been a regular patient of his for the past 7 yrs alongside my entire family and we are pleased and proud to introduce and recognize him for his expertise. The entire team at Smileway Clinic is friendly and professional and overal the BEST dental clinic in Subang Jaya.

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