Your tooth enamel, found on the exterior surface of your tooth, is the hardest substance in your entire body. Although tooth enamel is meant to last a lifetime, as we age our teeth are exposed to a variety of wear and tear. Moreover, grinding your teeth, clenching or chewing hard objects can deteriorate tooth enamel, putting your smile in jeopardy. If you are experiencing symptoms such as intense or erratic pain while chewing, or pain when you drink something hot or cold, you may have a cracked tooth. Often a cracked tooth is difficult to distinguish because pain can be intermittent.
If you are worried that you may have cracked a tooth, the team at Park Slope Dental Arts is here to help. Experiencing a cracked tooth can be extremely painful, often resulting in emergency trips to the dentist. We understand how this can be an alarming situation for anyone to experience. Call Park Slope Dental Arts to learn more about emergency needs or to schedule a visit for general dental care with one of the experienced doctors today.