If you have a cracked tooth, you will require immediate attention. We encourage you to come in for a visit ASAP because restorative care is absolutely necessary to help you avoid further damage and infection. Now that you know what to do to solve the problem, you may still be wondering what on earth went wrong to land you in our chair for a crown or other treatment. We have some ideas regarding what might have caused the crack (and what you may work toward avoiding in the future to protect your teeth).
You’re Not Treating Problems Soon Enough
In many instances, we see a cracked tooth from a patient who failed to come in for restorative treatments like a dental filling. You see, when your tooth is already damaged or ill in some way, the chance of it cracking is much higher than when it is completely healthy. We suggest you are quite urgent with your restorative care when we suggest it as a result.
You’re Eating The Wrong Foods
It’s entirely possible to crack your tooth by biting into a piece of hard food. Sometimes it’s an accident (like biting down on an unpopped popcorn kernel). Other times, you just eat something you know is very hard, assuming your teeth will power through it (like a hard cracker or nut). Avoiding a cracked tooth is often as easy as paying attention to what you’re eating and practicing just enough caution.
You Need To Make Some Habit Changes
You might be doing things on a daily basis that threaten your teeth. Chewing on a pen tip, biting your nails, ignoring a case of bruxism, eating ice: All habits that can lead to a cracked tooth. Treat your teeth kindly to avoid injury.
Protect Teeth With Preventive Care
Come in for preventive care visits and care for your smile at home to avoid problems like cracked teeth. To schedule a visit with DentaCare Dental to find out all you need to know, call our Longview, TX, office today at (903) 215-8223.