Dr. Sonia Vulakh and the dental health care professionals at Montvale Dental Group treat their patients by offering a variety of dental health care services in Bergen County, NJ. If you have recently cracked a tooth, whether because of an olive pit or an overhand pitch, Dr. Sonia Vulakh can help restore the tooth to its original condition and function.
What should I do when I crack a tooth?
A tooth may crack because of a traumatic injury or because it is weak or decayed. A patient’s first step when they crack a tooth should be to see a dentist. Until being seen by a dentist, pack the tooth with gauze to help control any bleeding. Avoid exposing the cracked tooth to anything hot or cold as that may irritate an exposed nerve.
How do I know my tooth is cracked?
If the cause of a cracked tooth is not obvious, the tooth may have cracked due to decay, unusual wear, or from a patient grinding their teeth in their sleep. A cracked tooth may be:
Can my tooth be fixed?
A cracked tooth can be treated in a variety of ways. It depends on the cause of the crack, the manner of the crack, and if the tooth’s pulp or root is exposed. Not every cracked tooth will be repairable by the same method, but some treatment options include:
How can I prevent my teeth from cracking?
Avoid hard foods that can cause teeth to crack (ice, nuts, and candy). Malocclusions and other dental issues should be treated by an experienced dentist. Conscientious oral health care habits can help prevent teeth from cracking due to decay or gum disease. It is important to:
Healthy teeth, healthy body.
The foods we eat affect our overall health, and that means on our oral health as well. Fruits, veggies, the calcium in milk, and even the water we drink nurture and strengthen teeth. A poor diet can result in poor oral health. Be mindful that these two areas of your health care are intimately related. And always remember to rinse out your mouth after every meal!
Dr. Sonia Vulakh and the team at Montvale Dental Group in Bergen County, NJ help their patients keep their teeth healthy, happy, and intact. To schedule an appointment, or for more information, call: 201.391.3060