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Signs You May Have a Cracked Tooth Fort Mill, SC
woman touching her mouth because of a toothache

Do you really need a sign that you have cracked a tooth? You might not think so, but having a cracked tooth is not as obvious as you would think. In fact, many people are unaware that they have a cracked tooth until they go to the dentist for a normal checkup. A cracked tooth is a serious dental concern that needs to be addressed as soon as possible because there are serious repercussions that can occur if it is not.

Signs of a cracked tooth include:

Pain – Any type of pain in the teeth or mouth is a serious cause of concern. Tooth pain does not always mean that a tooth is cracked, but it is a tell-tale sign that something is wrong in the mouth. A cracked tooth can cause sharp or dull pain when chewing or drinking. Pain is most noticeable when eating harder foods such as candy, chewing tough meat, or drinking hot or cold beverages. These foods can put pressure on the damaged tooth or their temperatures can enter inside the crack and touch the tooth root.

Cosmetic appearance – Many cracks in the teeth are not visible to the naked eye; they are extremely small and often require an X-ray to be seen. However, there are some obvious signs: a dark line in a tooth, discoloration in a single tooth, visible chips, or the transparency within a tooth. It is important to take the time to examine your teeth every so often to be aware of any changes in your teeth.

Any time there is a crack in the tooth, it needs to be addressed by your dentist. Depending on the severity of the damage, cracked teeth can be restored with fillings, a dental crown, or a veneer. In some instances, severe tooth cracks may require root canal therapy or even an extraction. However, cracks that are caught early can be treated and the tooth can be saved in most cases.

Preventing cracks in the teeth is possible. It is important to avoid cracking down on pieces of ice and hard candies, to avoid biting the nails, and using protective mouth guards when playing sports.

If you are worried that you may have a cracked tooth, contact Gold Hill Dentistry today. We offer exceptional dental care to patients of all ages, and we would be proud to serve you.

Posted on behalf of Gold Hill Dentistry

2848 Pleasant Road, #104
Fort Mill, SC 29708

Phone: (803) 547-4466

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Marsha Rose

The staff at Gold Hill Dentistry is wonderful. They are polite, professional and helpful I have a history of working as both a dental assistant and hygienist in another state. I’m extremely particular when it comes to my dental care. My daughter recommended Gold Hill. I am very pleased with my dental care. I highly recommend the practice.

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I highly recommend this dental practice. The staff are gracious, helpful, courteous and accommodating. Dr. Sagunarthy is a wonderful dentist. This is from someone who has always suffered with dental and gum issues. He is current on dental information, kind, gentle and professional! I am so happy to have found this practice!

Richard DeCristo

Dr. Sagunarthy is one of if not the best dentist I ever went to. He recently replaced a crown that was botched by another dentist and the procedure was done perfectly and painlessly. I first went to Gold Hill Dentistry for a second opinion on four crowns and maybe a root canal I needed asap from another dentist in Fort Mill. As it turned out I needed the crown replacement and only one other at a later date. That’s about $6000.00 I saved leaving this OTHER FORT MILL DENTIST. In addition to this wonderful dentist, the total staff is outstanding.

Chrissy Jaselskis

Awesome dentist. Everyone was nice and professional. Very thorough job cleaning my teeth. Lots of great conversations. Staff made an uncomfortable place for me very comfortable. Thank you.

Thomas Dorsett

Very professional and caring staff. Highly recommend the service, they take personal care with all patience. I have experienced some of the best Hygienist.

Bill Strickland

Great staff. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Would heartily recommend as they have been taking care of my family for years.

Midge Zimmerman

I have dental anxiety. I dreaded locating a dentist after recently moving to the area. I had gone to another dentist in the area but quickly changed to Gold Hill Denistry. Dr. Sagarnathy and staff are always kind, gentle and concerned with my well being. They also do a really good dental work. Other than routine work, I have had an implant, and chipped tooth repaired, all are doing well.

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2848 Pleasant Road, #104
Fort Mill, SC 29708

Phone: (803) 547-4466