Spring break and summer are just around the corner! No one wants to be on vacation and experience a painful or inconvenient dental emergency. Having a relationship with your dentist, regular exams and cleanings, and following through on the dental treatment recommended to you by your dentist will lessen your chance of having an dental surprise on your special trip. At Creedmoor Family Dentistry, we hope that you will have wonderful summer vacations, free of dental emergencies. Give us a call today to schedule your exam and cleaning: 919-528-4004.
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Tooth Pain When You Eat?
What is cracked tooth syndrome? Cracked tooth syndrome is caused by tiny fractures in teeth. Usually these fractures can't be seen, are under the gum line, and are most often in molar teeth.
What are the symptoms of cracked tooth syndrome? Unlike a cavity, which aches constantly, cracked tooth syndrome causes pain intermittently--when you bite something the wrong way or drink something cold.
Who is most at risk for cracked tooth syndrome? Patients who clench or grind their teeth may be more susceptible to tooth fractures. Additionally, teeth that have extensive dental work such as large fillings and root canals are more at risk for cracked tooth syndrome.
How soon should I visit the dentist if I am experiencing pain when I eat? If not treated, cracked tooth syndrome can worsen to the point that the tooth may crack completely or may unable to be saved. It is important to visit the dentist as soon as possible for the best chance of saving the tooth.
Can treatment for clenching and grinding my teeth help to prevent cracked tooth syndrome? No treatment can completely prevent cracked tooth syndrome, but dental treatment for clenching and grinding may help.