Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body, but unfortunately that does not mean that it is invincible to damage. A cracked tooth is a common general dentistry issue where the crown of the tooth receives too much pressure and will crack. Cracks in the tooth enamel can lead to cavities and decay seeping into the inner structure of the tooth, causing severe damage and the need for tooth repair. Many times, small cracks in the teeth do not need immediate treatment. Dr. Gordon will want to keep an eye on small cracks to ensure that if they expand or become an issue they will receive prompt attention. However, if you know that you have a cracked tooth due to pain or injury, it should not be ignored.
At Gordon Dental of Leawood, we offer specialized repair for a cracked tooth. Early diagnosis and intervention is essential in order to save the tooth. If you have bitten down on a hard piece of candy or ice and cracked a tooth, have injured your tooth, or have any inclination that something is not right with one or more of your teeth, please contact Gordon Dental of Leawood. We will provide gentle and effective cracked tooth repair and restore the health of your mouth.