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.
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.”