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Unfortunately, there are many times when an oral injury can occur, like during high-contact sports or activities, when chewing something hard, or even when unconsciously grinding your teeth as you sleep. One injury that is common during these times is a cracked tooth. No matter the reason for your cracked tooth, it’s best to contact our dental office and schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Unfortunately, there are many times when an oral injury can occur, like during high-contact sports or activities, when chewing something hard, or even when unconsciously grinding your teeth as you sleep. . Fortunately, there are many treatments available that can help you, and our dental team is happy to tell you all about them.

For a small crack, your dentist can fix the tooth with a dental bonding treatment. This involves covering the tooth with a tooth-colored dental resin, shaping it to resemble a tooth, and hardening it. This covers and fixes the crack.

For a medium crack, your dentist can fix the tooth with a tooth splint. This involves bonding the damaged tooth to the healthy tooth next to it. This gives the tooth the stability it needs to let the surrounding oral tissues and bones to recuperate.

For a large crack, your dentist can fix the tooth with a root canal. This is the best option if the crack damaged the internal structures of the tooth, like the pulp or nerve. It involves removing the damaged pulp or nerves within, filling the tooth, and then covering the tooth with a dental restoration, like a dental crown. This repairs the chomper and prevents further harm.

Call Smile Design - Family & Cosmetic Dentistry today at 919-220-5505 if you have any questions about how to treat a cracked tooth. The more you know, the better, and our dentist in Durham, North Carolina, Dr. Erfan Imeni will be happy to assist you.