Cracked Molars

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Do you have unexplained pain and sensitivity when eating? If yes, then you might be suffering from a dental problem. It could be tooth sensitivity, cavity or cracked teeth particularly your molar teeth.

When tooth enamel is cracked or fractured, you can experience pain and sensitivity on the affected tooth when eating. If it’s your molar, then you’ll have difficulties grinding and chewing food. While cracked molars don’t necessarily cause pain and sensitivity unless you’re eating or pressure is exerted on the crack, it can widen and exposed the pulp of your molars in the long run. The widened crack can cause a more serious problem on your teeth, surrounding soft tissues and bones.

Causes of Cracked Molar

Molars are more susceptible to cracks than any other part of your teeth. They play the most significant role in chewing food. If you don’t want them to get cracked or fractured, you must know the possible reasons why people get cracked molars. Here are some of the reasons:

  • Tooth grinding problem like bruxism
  • Injury to the mouth
  • Biting a hard candy or food
  • Eating ice

Treatment and Management

When you crack or fracture your molar, you won’t quickly notice symptoms especially if you’re not eating, so if you feel sensitivity or pain in a particular molar, then it is best that you contact a dentist as soon as you can. Here at Brown’s Line Dental, we can help you with cracked molars.

If you don’t do anything about your cracked molar, then chances are you’ll have a deeper fracture, infection, and damage to soft tissues and bones of your mouth. The severity of your cracked molars will determine what type of treatment management you’ll need to fix the issue. Some of the treatment methods that dentists use when treating and managing broken molars are as follows:

  • Root Canal Procedure
  • Removing the affected molars
  • Use of Crowns

If you want to learn more about cracked molars, you can contact us at Brown’s Line Dental, your dental team in Etobicoke. We look forward to taking care of your dental health!

– The Browns Line Dental Team

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