When your tooth fractures, it can frequently invite serious decay and, if left untreated for too long, it call for a root canal. Unfortunately, it is entirely possible to have a fractured tooth without realizing it for an extended period of time. Fractured teeth can feel entirely normal to the touch, and you might not notice any symptoms until the pulp of your tooth becomes infected. Stay on the lookout for a fractured tooth by remaining mindful of the following warning signs:
- Erratic pain that accompanies chewing.
- Pain, swelling, or pocketing in the gums.
- Pain that results from changes in temperature, particularly cold temperatures.
- A rough or sharp feeling on one of your teeth.
If you think that you might have a fractured tooth, it is important that you bring it to our Federal Way dentistry clinic before the damage can progress too far.