symptoms of cracked tooth

Symptoms of a Cracked Tooth

A cracked tooth can be difficult to locate as the pain can come and go. If you have the symptoms of a cracked tooth you should consult your dentist to prevent further pain and dental issues developing.

Key takeaways:

  • You can crack a tooth by biting on hard objects, by grinding your teeth or from a physical injury.
  • One of your teeth may be cracked if it is painful to eat, the tooth has become sensitive or if you have swollen gums.
  • You can keep a suspected cracked tooth clean by rinsing with warm water and manage the swelling with a cold compress.

“The longer that a cracked tooth goes untreated, the more difficult it may be for a dentist to save the tooth. Complications may also occur, such as infection.”

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Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.