Have you ever cracked a tooth? If so, you know it can be quite painful and uncomfortable. If you ever crack a tooth, you want to make sure that you are in capable hands that have plenty of experience – that is our Ditmas Park endodontist, Dr. Michael Feinberg. He has handled many cracked teeth before, and is here to do the same for you should you ever need him to. Cracking a tooth can happen any number of ways. Often it occurs because of a trauma to the face and mouth, or from chewing something hard like a popcorn kernel or trying to bite something open. In some cases, you might crack a tooth and not realize it right away, but you will notice symptoms eventually.
A cracked tooth usually presents symptoms such as: a feeling of erratic pain when you bite down, when you release biting pressure, or when your teeth are exposed to especially hot or cold temperatures, such as from drinking hot coffee or a glass of ice cold water. The pain may be sporadic, so it may be hard for you to identify which tooth is giving you trouble, however if you are experiencing pain that is symptomatic of cracked tooth syndrome you should set up an appointment with our Ditmas Park endodontist even if you cannot identify which tooth it is. Leaving the tooth cracked open can leave the pulp of the tooth vulnerable to bacterial infection, which would make matters worse and require even more extensive treatment methods. During your appointment, Dr. Feinberg will work with you to find the tooth and will recommend the proper treatment for your individual situation.
If you would like to learn more about your dental health and the related services that our Ditmas Park endodontist provides, we encourage you to visit Dr. Feinberg’s website for some more detailed information. If you have a specific question or comment for our staff, feel free to contact us by calling the office or sending us a message online. Dr. Feinberg and the rest of our staff are looking forward to your next visit with us.