A cracked tooth can result in infection and abscess unless you visit our dentist for cracked tooth treatment. Dr. Grant R Young and our team can repair your smile using a variety of restorations and endodontic treatments. Schedule an appointment at our office if you need to receive treatment for a cracked tooth in Wausau, Wisconsin.
There are many different types of cracks that can develop in a tooth and many different treatment solutions. Some common tooth cracks include the following:
- Fractured Cusp: This occurs when a piece of your tooth’s chewing surface breaks off. Usually the tooth only needs to receive a filling or a crown for repair.
- Cracked Tooth: This occurs when a crack develops in the tooth’s chewing surface and extends down. A root canal can repair the tooth unless the crack has extended below the gum line. If this is the case, then extraction is needed.
- Split Tooth: If a cracked tooth is not treated, then the tooth may break into sections. Depending on where the breaks are located, an endodontic treatment may save the tooth.
- Vertical Root Fracture: This is a rare type of crack that begins in the root of a tooth and extends upward. If the problem is caught early on, then an apicoectomy may be able to save the tooth.
If you think that you have a crack in your tooth, then schedule an appointment with our office as soon as possible so you can receive treatment.