Our jaws exert a huge amount of force on our teeth and they’re designed to withstand a lot of wear and tear. But instead of successfully facing these demands throughout the day, your teeth might have tiny cracks, putting you at risk for a broken tooth and high dental bills. “Cracked tooth syndrome” happens when tiny microscopic cracks form on teeth. They are hard to notice until our Yuba City dentist points them out on x-rays or symptoms begin to annoy the patient.
At Risk for Cracked Teeth?
Do you clench or grind your teeth, have large fillings or like to chew hard, crunchy foods or even ice? All of these habits put extra stress on your teeth, especially your molars. Combine these routines with an uneven bite and it may lead to bigger dental headaches later.
Cracked Tooth Symptoms
“Cracked tooth syndrome” makes teeth sensitive and susceptible to cavities. Symptoms may include:
- Pain when you bite and chew
- Sensitivity to temperature
- Bumps along the gum line
Symptoms like these are an indication that it’s time to make an urgent appointment with the Yuba City Dentistry Group. We take the time to consider the symptoms you are experiencing and perform a thorough examination to determine the best treatment. You can catch the problem early, before it’s too late to save a tooth. So if you experience any of the above symptoms, give us a call to keep your teeth for life!