Huntington Family Dental Group
534 Shelton Ave, Shelton, CT 06484

All the Answers to Treating Cracked Teeth

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If you think you may have a cracked tooth, discover the best tips and treatments for repairing the troubled tooth.

What Causes a Cracked Tooth?

A wide range of incidents and accidents can cause a tooth to crack. That’s why you need to be proactive about protecting your dental health. According to dental specialists, the most common causes of a cracked tooth include:

  • Biting down on very hard food or objects
  • Chewing on ice
  • A tooth-grinding habit
  • An injury to the mouth or face
  • An accident
  • Teeth that are brittle due to root canals
  • Loss of tooth structure
  • Previous dental restorations
  • Large fillings

What Are the Warning Signs of Cracked Teeth?

While many cracks are so tiny that they can barely be seen by the naked eye, they soon make themselves felt through sudden pangs of pain. As soon as you see or feel a problem, you need to seek out affordable dental care. Only after a thorough dental exam can a Dentist in CITY detect and diagnose the problem. The usual signs of cracked teeth include:

  • Pain when eating and chewing
  • Discomfort when teeth are touched
  • Sensitivity to extremes in temperature, along with sweet or spicy foods

How Is the Trouble Treated?

Today, there are several affordable dental care treatments for cracked teeth. Each is used for a different degree of severity and damage. As a result, the treatment that a Dentist in CITY recommends for you will depend on your case and concerns. The most common treatments for cracked teeth are:

  • Dental bonding – This is usually reserved for small, shallow cracks.
  • Root canals – This is used for more serious cracks that have damaged the tooth’s inner tissue and nerves.
  • Extracting the tooth – This is used when a crack is very severe and has done serious damage to a tooth’s tissue, nerves, or roots.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Shelton, call Huntington Family Dental Group today at (203) 916-1173 or make an appointment.

Huntington Family Dental Group offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Shelton. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Huntington Family Dental Group, 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 Huntington Family Dental Group.

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Patient Reviews
As always. Excellent.
Natalie S.
By far, the best dental group I’ve been to. Always friendly, very up-to-date with services, asking all the pertinent information and listening to my questions/concerns. I found them by […]
Karen F.
Dr Sal is the best! Always a good experience and great results. Dental hygienist Laura was awesome, too.
Sanna-Maria J.
Maria was very professional and though. I always enjoy seeing her for my quarterly cleaning.
Russell M.
Very professional, very friendly and i would recommend to anyone i see! Very through.
Judith C.
I have been a patient of Dr. Sal for over 35 years! He is terrific, always puts me at ease and works with my other physical issues to make me comfortable. All staff from my hygienist (Alisha), to […]
Debra B.
I have been going to Huntington for a few years and am always extremely satisfied with all aspects of the practice. The staff is very professional and super friendly. The hygienists and dentists are […]
Kris K.
Have gone to this group for about thirty years. Have gone to others, they do not hold a candle to HFG. Maria the hygienist is the best and should be made a partner. Very perky, very caring and very, […]
Richard A.
Fabulous! I was so anxious about my oral surgery yesterday and was very impressed with the chairside manner and skills of Dr. Art Adams! He and his team were angels sent from above! He called me last […]
Maryjane P.
Clean, professional, friendly. Definitely recommend.
Melissa R.
Appointment to treat an unexpected cavity starting on a tooth holding an anchor post for my upper denture. Appointment started on time. As always, Dr. Sal and his staff provided top notch treatment […]
John W.
Thanks to Maria–a great hygienist! And my congratulations to the staff for hiring the new Indian physician who examined me, very professional, and friendly. I was even able to share with her […]
Stephen T.
Greeted by Laura in the waiting room. Had Maria for a thorough cleaning. Exam from Dr. Sal. Insurance and fee discussion with Marie and Francesca. From start to finish, the experience was warm and […]
Paul M.
Less than 5 minute wait time, Maria is always so friendly and happy. She really helps put you at ease. Met one of the new females dentist who recently joined the practice and she was extremely nice […]
Susan D.
The staff made my 7 year old so comfortable during a procedure he was very scared to go through. He was so happy at the end that he asked if he could go back the next day and do it again. Thank you […]
Robert D.
The Huntington Family Dental Group is a very caring and thorough Dentistry practice. They are very knowledgeable with the most updated Dentistry techniques available to the patient. Their staff is […]
Donelle S.
Everyone at HFD treats you with respect, kindness and gentleness as well as outstanding dental care. The best dentists and team around!
Linda S.
Its a family and they treat you like a family.
John R.
My overall experience was nothing but positive. Your staff is kind and caring.
Anonymous
Never had a bad experience in the 20+ years. Friendly and full of smiles. And always helpful.
William L.
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  • Monday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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