Broken Tooth Specialist

Glad Dental P.C.

Dentist located in Bronx, NY

A broken tooth can be painful and should be examined by a professional. Dr. Yakobashvili offers the best care for treating broken teeth at Glad Dental P.C. located in the Bronx, New York.

Broken Tooth Q & A

Glad Dental P.C.

What is a broken tooth?

When a tooth has cracks, chips or is missing large pieces it’s considered broken. If it is not treated right away it can lead to decay, pain, and possible loss of the tooth.

How do you know if you have a cracked tooth?

It can be hard for you to tell if a tooth is cracked. Cracks may or may not be visible. Dr. Yakobashvili will be able to discover a cracked tooth during an exam. If you’re unsure whether your tooth is cracked, you should look for these signs:

  • Sharp pain when biting down that quickly disappears
  • Pain that comes and goes
  • Pain when eating or drinking
  • Feeling that something is stuck between your teeth

How does a tooth crack?

A tooth may crack for many reasons, such as:

  • Chewing on hard objects or foods such as pencils, ice, nuts, or hard candy
  • An accident, such as a blow to the mouth
  • Grinding or clenching of teeth
  • Uneven chewing pressure, especially if a nearby tooth is lost
  • Loss of tooth structure through wear
  • Loss of tooth structure due to large fillings or other restorations
  • Exposure of tooth enamel to extreme hot and cold temperatures

How is a broken tooth treated?

The treatment of a broken or cracked tooth will depend on the size, location, and direction of the crack. Your specific symptoms will also be taken into consideration. Dr. Yakobashvili will talk with you about which treatment is best.

Types of treatment include the following:

  • Repairing the tooth with a filling material
  • Placing a crown on the tooth to protect it from further damage
  • Root canal treatment if the pulp is involved
  • Extracting the tooth if it’s severely cracked and cannot be saved

If a broken tooth is left untreated it can become a bigger problem. If you think you may have a cracked tooth, visit Dr. Guram Yakobashvili at Glad Dental P.C. as soon as possible.