If you have a crack in your tooth, it might be serious. Or, it might be nothing. From craze lines to fractures and serious breaks, there are many types of damage. Unfortunately, if you’re trying to diagnose yourself, you may be leaving your tooth open to further injury and possibly infection. As a result, it’s always in your best interest to head our way for a dental checkup. We can explain what’s happened to your tooth, determine whether you require any treatment, and then send you on your merry way! As for cracks that do or do not require care, consider a quick review.
When You Don’t Need Care
You don’t need care to repair your tooth if you’re just suffering from a craze line. Not sure if that’s what’s going on? If not, come on in for a visit with us, so we can make sure a restoration is not in your future. You should also keep the following in mind:
- A craze line is a very thin, hairline fracture in your tooth that may simply look like a crack or that may appear dark
- You may choose to treat this type of crack with cosmetic care if you wish to camouflage it, though treatment is not necessary
When You Do Need Care
You do need care if you’re dealing with anything other than a craze line. While a cosmetic issue does not lend itself to the need for a restorative treatment, a true crack does. It opens your tooth up to bacteria that may cause an infection and it makes your tooth susceptible to breaking. Come in soon rather than procrastinating to limit your chance of complications. In general, we will address such damage with a lifelike dental crown.
Keep Cracked Teeth Safe By Scheduling A Visit
If you notice a crack in your tooth, the best thing you can do is schedule a visit with us, so we can protect the health of the tooth in question as well as your entire smile. Schedule an appointment with your Keller, TX dentist at Brent Cornelius, DDS by calling 817-431-4200 today. We proudly welcome patients from Keller, Roanoke, Trophy Club, Westlake, Southlake, North Richland Hills, and all surrounding communities.