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Phone: (971) 708-1608
2831 SE Cornelius Pass Rd.
Hillsboro OR 97123

Jeff R. Call, DMD, FAGD, FICOI
Dix C. Densley, DDS, FAGD, FICOI

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Does Chewing on a Cracked Tooth Do Damage to the Tooth?

Posted on 11/20/2019 by Century Dental LLC
Does Chewing on a Cracked Tooth Do Damage to the Tooth?Have you heard about people who do not like it when you add insult to the injury? That is exactly what happens when you chew on a cracked tooth. So, Yes. Chewing on a cracked tooth does damage it even the more.

There are a lot of cases of people who get a cracked tooth, but do not go ahead to fix it because they assume that having the rest of the tooth is just fine. They continue with life normally, without knowing that they are setting themselves up for damage of the entire tooth in the near future.

What Happens When I Chew On A Cracked Tooth?

Most times, a cracked tooth will not cause pain as the pulp is left untouched and thus not damaged. However, it is always advisable to go in with a filling and secure the missing part. This is because it helps in securing the entire tooth. When one is grinding their teeth against food, they cause friction. Since the cracked part is already exposed, it becomes easy to erode the part over and over again. This makes it more susceptible to more cracking and harming the entire tooth when the cracking gets to the pulp.

How To Handle Food In The Case Of A Cracked Tooth

The most important thing to do once your tooth is cracked is to fix it by having fillings. This will ensure that you avoid further tooth erosion. It also prevents from food getting trapped in the crack. You should also avoid chewing on hard stuff and chewing for long, as is the case with chewing gum.

Would you like to learn more about how to take care of your cracked tooth? Call us today and have a professional listen and answer all your queries. You can also visit us at our clinic and get the same information.
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