In some cases, a cracked tooth needs no treatment by a dentist although he or she should still be made aware of the problem. However, in other cases, an untreated crack can have repercussions and complications further down the line. Untreated cracked teeth may give rise to infections which can be recognised by symptoms such as:
– Pain when biting or chewing
– Sensitivity to hot and cold food and drinks
– Unexplained discomfort around a tooth or the surrounding gum tissue
– Swollen gums
– Sore neck glands
– Bad breath
If infection occurs “pus may need to be drained” from the infected area and it may also be necessary for the dentist to prescribe a course of antibiotics. More detailed information about the causes of, remedies for and complications of cracked teeth can be found at https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/322015.php.