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Your tooth enamel is very hard and durable. More durable in fact that your bones. Unfortunately, there are still times when an accidental hard fall, a blow to the face can impart enough force to crack tooth enamel. In some cases, the crack can be so severe that it damages the critical interior structures of the tooth.

The most common symptoms of a severely cracked tooth include a persistent ache, sharp pain, or excessive sensitivity. Even if you don’t feel any pain, the cracked tooth could still pose additional problems when bacteria try to exploit the area, increasing your chances for tooth decay.

The bottom line is that any cracked or damaged tooth should be seen as a dental emergency and demands the timely attention of Dr. Macon Sapp.

If the crack extends deep into the internal structures of the tooth, Dr. Macon Sapp might need to perform a root canal. If the cracked tooth is excessively damaged, it might need to be extracted and restored in the future with a bridge or a dental implant.

If the crack in the tooth is limited to the enamel layer, Dr. Macon Sapp could possibly repair it with a common filling.

If you have cracked tooth you need to call Dr. Macon Sapp immediately at 919-489-9171 to schedule an emergency appointment.