A dental crack is a thin fracture that can develop on a tooth due to tooth grinding or other types of injuries.
These cracks may not be visible without the use of a surgical microscope or other disclosing techniques, such as staining with a dye for proper visualization.
crack could be shallow or deep, requiring a root canal treatment or extraction. Cracked teeth should be managed immediately.
Treatment options for a fractured/chipped tooth will depend on the severity of the crack. Most chipped teeth can be treated via a simple filling, while more severe fractures require a full crown.
If the crack involves the nerve, a root canal treatment is usually necessary in order to save the tooth.
To learn more about crack diagnosis and treatments for cracked teeth, contact our team at Endodontics on Don Mills, North York, Ontario today.