A crack in your tooth is nothing to trifle with. Any fracture in your tooth represents a breach of your protective enamel layer, which invites decay at least as bad as any cavity. To make matters worse, you can have a crack in your tooth without even realizing it for weeks on end. They might feel normal to the touch, and not exhibit any symptoms until the bacteria infect your pulp and you require a root canal. With this in mind, be on the lookout for the following warning signs:
- A potentially erratic pain, particularly when you chew. The pain might come when you release your bite.
- Swollen, pocketed, or painful gums.
- Sensitivity to exposure to hot or cold substances. It is common for cold temperatures to be particularly painful.
- Irregular feelings on the surface of a tooth, like a rough or sharp feeling.
If you think that you may have cracked one of your teeth, make an appointment with our Issaquah dentist right away. It may be your best shot at saving the tooth.