What Happens If I Crack A Tooth?

When a tooth becomes damaged, then repair is needed to avoid further complications, such as cavities, discomfort, or eventually, even a dental infection. If you crack a tooth, then we can use restorations to repair the damage and protect your smile.

Try Our Quiz on Treating Cracked Teeth

  1. True or False: The damage may not be noticeable.
  2. True or False: You may need a crown.
  3. True or False: A root canal can help dental fractures.
  4. True or False: Ignoring the problem can lead to decay and infection.

Answer Key

  1. True. Often, the damage from a cracked tooth is practically invisible to the naked eye. For this reason, we suggest seeing the dentist if you injure a tooth, even if no noticeable damage is present. The dentist can carefully examine your tooth, identifying any damage you cannot see. From there, we can suggest treatment.
  2. True. In order to treat the issue, we may remove some of the surface structure and place a custom-made dental crown. The restoration will be strong and lifelike, protecting the tooth and blending with your smile.
  3. True. Should the fracture lead to infection, then we may perform a root canal. The procedure allows us to remove the infected tissue and then place a custom-made dental crown. Most people find receiving a root canal to be a comfortable procedure, one comparable to receiving a dental filling.
  4. True. If you don’t have a cracked tooth treated, the damage can expose the sensitive inner layers of dentin and the pulp to harmful bacteria. Soon, tooth decay, infection, and abscess can form, leading to serious discomfort and a greater risk of tooth loss. If you have any questions about addressing cracked teeth, or about our dental restorations, then contact our team today.

Do You Have Questions About Dental Fractures?

Our team can repair cracked teeth and restore the health of your smile. To learn more, schedule a consultation, call Pacific Hills Dental in Omaha, NE, today at (402) 330-2243. We also serve the residents of Papillion, Elkhorn, La Vista, Millard, and all surrounding communities.