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A Cracked Tooth Is Treatable

October 26, 2020

Endodontists care for problems specifically associated with the root of a tooth—the part made up of blood vessels and nerves. The root is comparable to your body’s other kinds of tissue, but it’s encased in the relatively small confines of the tooth. Though teeth are covered in enamel and, under that, dentin, they can crack. 

If you’re ever in that situation, know that at the office of Michael I. Feinberg, DDS, we pride ourselves on our impeccable endodontic skills and cutting-edge expertise. And because of our high standards, you can feel confident that our endodontists and staff work with top-rated equipment that’s designed for excellence and speed.

There are three types of cracks with which an endodontist works.

One that goes from the chewing surface down to the root. The crack may travel below the gum line and even into the pulp and root. That situation definitely calls for root canal treatment. A cracked tooth that’s ignored gets only worse and can lead to the tooth falling out or having to be pulled. That’s why it’s important to detect a crack as early as possible. 

A tooth split is the main result of a crack in a tooth and has distinctive sections. A split tooth can’t be restored to its original condition, but the split’s location and severity decide if any of the tooth can be saved. An endodontist can sometimes save a viable portion of the tooth. 

A vertical root fracture starts at the root and goes up to the tooth’s chewing surface. An endodontist can perform surgery to see if part of the tooth can be saved by taking out the fractured root. If not, the tooth will be lost.

The office of Michael I. Feinberg, DDS uses state-of-the-art knowledge and technology to perform a complete array of endodontic procedures with the utmost care and precision. Our team is made up of friendly, highly trained specialists who are eager to help you feel comfortable and relaxed while receiving the very best in dental care. Please call us today to schedule an appointment!