Cracked Tooth Repair: What You Need To Know?

Are you experiencing pain when eating? Is your tooth suddenly sensitive to hot and cold? It might be cracked. Visit Peace of Mind Dental Studio for a diagnosis today!

What Is A Cracked Tooth?

A cracked tooth is as simple as its name—it is cracked. Dental crowns are made of cementum, dentin, and enamel, which are very hard materials, yet you can crack a tooth for multiple reasons. A cracked tooth isn’t always visible. At other times, you can see a hair-like line on it, indicating the fracture.

If you see any of it or feel any pain while chewing, it can be a cracked tooth.

Give us a call at Peace of Mind Dental Studio, Chandler, for an appointment.

What Causes A Cracked Tooth?

There are multiple reasons for a cracked tooth, which are discussed here:

  • Trauma: The most common reason for a cracked tooth is trauma caused by falls, sports injuries, bike accidents, physical violence, etc. 
  • Age: Cracked teeth are a common problem in older people due to tooth weakening. Research suggests that cracked teeth are very common in adults over 40. 
  • Dental Fillings: Large dental fillings might cause cracked teeth, as substantial filling inside the crown weakens it and cracks if you don’t take care of them properly.
  • Biting Hard Foods: Do you have habits such as biting down on hard food items, chewing nails, or opening cans with your teeth? If yes, it can be the biggest reason for a cracked tooth.
  • Bruxism: Bruxism refers to grinding your teeth. It can affect your molars and crack them.
    Visit us at Peace of Mind Dental Studio so we can examine your teeth and prescribe the right medication and treatment.
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Symptoms of A Cracked Tooth

Recognizing the signs of a cracked tooth is essential for timely treatment. Common symptoms may include:


  • Feeling pain every time you chew or bite, as it puts pressure on the tooth.
  • Intermittent pain that comes and goes.
  • Extreme sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures.
  • Swelling in the gums.

If you are experiencing any of these, book an appointment today. A cracked tooth can cause multiple complications if not treated on time.

While you're familiarizing yourself with this procedure, make sure you also visit our section on how we treat you during your care with a range of nice-to-have and need-to-have patient comforts.


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How Do We Diagnose A Cracked Tooth?

Here is what you will experience when you visit Peace of Mind Dental Studio for a cracked tooth.

  • The first step is to see our dentist, Dr. Silverman, a reputed dentist in Chandler. It is advised that you be transparent when answering questions. If you have experienced any injury or trauma recently, please inform us.
  • You will be asked to bite down on a stick so we can identify the source of the pain. 
  • If the tooth has chipped, it is easy to detect, but in case of a partial crack, we use a staining dye to see the tooth crack. Transillumination is also used to detect a fracture. 
  • We also sometimes need an X–ray to see the damage caused to the tooth, the adjacent teeth, and the roots after a trauma.

Cracked Tooth Treatment at Peace of Mind Dental Studio

The following treatment options are available at Peace of Mind Dental Studio.

  • Dental Bonding: For minor cracks, dental bonding is the right treatment plan. In this procedure, a composite resin is used to seal the cracks and improve the aesthetics of the cracked tooth.
  • Dental Crowns: If you have broken a tooth with jagged scars and a substantial part of the crown has fallen off, a dental crown is used to fix it.
  • Root Canal : If you don’t visit the dentist on time, it can cause an infection, which requires a root canal when it reaches your gums and the pulp. In root canal treatment, the infected pulp is removed from your tooth and filled with gutta-percha after disinfecting. Then, the tooth is sealed, which prevents it from further infection.
  • Extraction: If the tooth’s crown and roots are beyond repair, the tooth is extracted. After extraction, you can explore other options, such as dental implants, which are great for filling the emptied space between your teeth.
    Only after examining your teeth can a suitable treatment be prescribed, so visit Peace of Mind Dental Studio for an examination today.

Why Choose Us?

Your teeth play a crucial role in building your confidence, as aesthetics are very important. If a tooth is cracked, people even lose their confidence in smiling. 

We can fix that.

If you have any symptoms discussed here, do not delay and book an appointment with Peace of Mind Dental Studio.

We provide the best dental treatment in Chandler, Arizona, and you will not be disappointed in our services.

Visit us soon!


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What if I don’t go to the dentist for a cracked tooth?

If you have a hair-line crack in your tooth that doesn’t affect the aesthetics or hurt, your dentist will suggest that you need no treatment. However, there is a great chance of gum infection in cases of severe cracks, which can even lead to bone loss. If you have a cracked tooth, it is advised that you visit Peace of Mind Dental Studio as soon as possible so we can examine it and determine whether you need treatment.

How can I prevent a cracked tooth?

To prevent any fractured or cracked teeth, avoid chewing hard foods, take good care of your teeth, wear mouthguards if you play sports, grind teeth, etc.

Can I fix a cracked tooth at home?

No, you cannot. You must visit a dentist for cracked tooth repair.

Have more questions? Please call us at 480-608-5444 or email us and we’ll be able to talk you through the process.

Tips & advice from Dr. Silverman:


Do distractions in the dental chair cause you more unease?

It is absolutely okay to feel this way, just please let us know and we will make sure to limit our patient comforts that are particularly distracting.  Some patients do not prefer to wear noise canceling headphones or have the ceiling mounted TVs on during treatment or wear. We want you to be comfortable and are here to accommodate to your preferences.

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