A dental crack is a thin fracture that can happen due to tooth injury or because of tooth grinding.
These fractures may not be visible without the use of a surgical microscope or other disclosing techniques, such as staining with a dye for proper visualization.
A crack could be shallow or deep; and it may require a root canal treatment or extraction. In any case, cracked teeth should be managed immediately.
How to deal with a fractured/chipped tooth depends on the severity of the crack. While most chipped teeth can be treated with a simple filling, the more severe fractures require a full crown. If the fracture involves the root of the tooth, a root canal treatment may be necessary in order to save the tooth from extraction.
To learn more about crack diagnosis and treatments for cracked teeth, contact our team at Elgin Mills Endodontic Specialists today.