Some common types of cracks are superficial and require no intervention while other cracks can eventually lead to loss of your tooth. A cracked tooth can cause a wide variety of symptoms. The movement along the crack irritates the nerve of the tooth. If cracks and fractures are left untreated they can allow bacteria from your saliva to penetrate the tooth and cause infection.
At our office, we will thoroughly evaluate your tooth to determine if endodontic treatment is necessary. Sometimes a fractured tooth will only need the added protection of a crown, which would be done by your dentist. In more advanced cases Root Canal Therapy is indicated. Sometimes a crack is so advanced extraction is the only option. We will discuss your situation and always recommend the best option for YOU.