Cracked Teeth Treatment in New Jersey

What Causes Cracked Teeth?

  • Biting hard foods like candy, nuts, and popcorn kernels
  • Habits like ice, gum, or pen chewing
  • Dental trauma like a fall, blow to the face, sports injury, or car accident
  • Age
  • Bruxism (teeth grinding)
  • Root canals or large fillings

Cracked teeth may be preventable in many cases. If you avoid damaging habits like chewing on non-food objects and biting down on hard foods, you may be able to preserve your teeth.

Treatments Used to Repair Cracked Teeth

Endodontists typically perform root canal therapy to save cracked teeth but that really depends on how extensive the crack is.  Some cracked teeth cannot be saved and will require extraction.  Cracked teeth cause inflammation that spreads to the interior, affecting the pulp. Pulp infection can cause pain as well as symptoms like fever or chills. Root canals stabilize the tooth, replacing damaged pulp with a biocompatible filling material and preserving the tooth for several years of wear.

Modern Micro Endodontics treats cracked teeth at five locations in New Jersey. Please get in touch with one of our offices to schedule a consultation.

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Why Choose Modern Micro Endodontics?

Our five New Jersey offices provide the highest-quality endodontic care in a friendly, welcoming environment. We use high-tech equipment to diagnose and treat your cracked tooth, including CBCT (Cone Beam Computed Tomography) scanners that view your tooth anatomy in 3D.

Frequently Asked Questions About Cracked Teeth

What are the symptoms of a cracked tooth?

If you have a cracked tooth, you may notice some or all of the following symptoms:

  • Intermittent pain, especially when chewing
  • Temperature sensitivity
  • Sensitivity to sweet foods
  • Gum swelling in the area around the tooth
  • Strong toothache when chewing or biting
Do cracked teeth heal on their own?
Cracked teeth cannot heal on their own. If left alone, they will cause more problems and increasing levels of discomfort.
Is a cracked tooth an emergency?
While a cracked tooth is not an immediate emergency, it deserves prompt care to relieve your symptoms and preserve it from further damage.
Do cracked teeth need root canals?
In most cases, endodontists use root canals to treat cracked teeth but this depends on how extensive the crack is.
How can I fix a cracked tooth at home?
Unfortunately, home treatment does not work for a cracked tooth. Call an endodontist as soon as possible after noticing a cracked tooth.
Which teeth are more prone to fractures or cracks?
The molars and premolars are vulnerable because they often bite hard foods. They are also most affected by teeth grinding.
How can I care for my cracked tooth before my appointment?
You may find relief from using an ice pack to control swelling. Over-the-counter pain medication can also help.
When is a cracked tooth too far gone to be saved?
Your endodontist may recommend an extraction if you have a vertical root fracture or split tooth. Beyond a certain point, endodontic treatment may not be possible.

Call Modern Micro Endodontics

If you notice the symptoms of a cracked tooth, contact us as soon as possible for a consultation. The sooner we address your issue, the more likely we can save your tooth. Please call us at one of our five New Jersey locations today.

Contact our office today to schedule your appointment!
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Modern Micro Endodontics
256 Columbia Turnpike, Suite 205
Florham Park,
NJ
07932
973-765-0011
255 Newark Ave
Jersey City,
NJ
07302
201-369-9080
901 Washington Street
Hoboken,
NJ
07042
201-386-9080
187 Millburn Ave Suite 7
Millburn,
NJ
07041
973-258-9535
900 Pompton Ave Ste B1
Cedar Grove,
NJ
07009
973-655-9080
339 Somerset St
North Plainfield,
NJ
07060
908-650-7200
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