The Dental Center of Mishawaka
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Causes and Cures for a Cracked Molar

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Do you know what to do if you crack your molar? Find all the answers you need in this helpful dental guide.

Common Causes of a Cracked Molar

Molars are highly susceptible to cracks because they bear the brunt of chewing. According to family dentistry experts, the damage can range from slight to serious. A tiny crack may only be a cosmetic concern, while a badly broken tooth will need to be repaired by an affordable dentist. Many everyday incidents and habits can lead to a broken tooth, such as:

  • Chewing on ice
  • Biting down on a hard candy
  • A tooth-grinding habit
  • An injury to the mouth

Dealing with the Damage

When you break a molar, you may not notice any symptoms right away. But as soon as you see signs of damage or feel pain when eating or touching your teeth, see an affordable dentist immediately to treat the trouble and prevent additional problems.

Three Ways to Treat a Cracked Molar

If left untreated, a molar crack can lead to a serious infection, a deeper fracture, or damage to surrounding teeth and gums. The severity of the crack will determine the right treatment, but family dentistry experts typically recommend one of these options:

  1. Crown – a special filling material is first used to repair the cracked molar, and then a crown is placed over the tooth to protect it.
  2. Root Canal – If the damage extends to the soft tissue inside of the tooth, this procedure will remove the affected tissue and potentially save the tooth.
  3. Extraction of the Broken Tooth – the entire cracked molar will need to be removed if the tooth’s root is damaged beyond repair.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Mishawaka, call The Dental Center of Mishawaka today at (574) 285-0460 or make an appointment.

The Dental Center offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Mishawaka. With 4 affiliated practices throughout Indiana, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At The Dental Center of Mishawaka, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at The Dental Center of Mishawaka.

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