Sensitivity to hot and cold beverages and erratic pain when chewing might be telltale signs of a fractured tooth or cracked tooth.
Often occurring in children and teens as a result of sports-related injuries, dental fractures can impact anyone regardless of age. They can be caused by bone loss from gum disease, teeth weakened by fillings, falls, car accidents, or bad oral habits such as grinding.
While commonly accompanied by pain, not all fractures are painful or have signs of visible damage. Furthermore, the impact of the injury isn’t always isolated to the affected tooth. Neighboring teeth could be impacted in ways that isn’t noticeable without a thorough exam