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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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.
My hygenist today was Angela. She was professional; she listened to my concerns conveyed them to Dr. Greg, and he was able to make recommendations based on his exam and her input. They worked well as […]
Robin B.
The staff there is wonderful!
Leonard H.
Dr. Sal and his team do a great job caring for me and my teeth!
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What a GREAT dentist office. The best staff you could ask for!! They always have the latest and greatest technology!! I have been coming here for about 7 years now – and I love it! It’s pretty […]
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Had a great experience at Huntington Family Dental! They were efficient, professional and very flexible with my busy work schedule. The dentists and hygienists really made an effort to make me feel […]
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Great dental experience. Everyone here is so friendly and makes you feel at ease all the time. I definitely recommend this dental group. Dr Sal is the best.
Linda T.
Dr. Bethany and Allison made the process of fillings as simple and painless as possible. I thank them both for keeping the vibe light and making it all happen quickly.
Brian K.
Great place, great people! Choice of rinse flavors!
Cliff C.
Maribel and Dr. Sal were the most pleasant, thorough, and best experience I’ve ever had at any doctor visit. Maribel made me feel very comfortable with my first time visit and thankful that I […]
Anna A.
Dr. Sal and his team were fantastic dealing with my fear and anxiety. They made my first ( and hopefully only ) root canal as problem free as possible. Being able to watch, and see the TV with […]
Britta C.
Never had a bad experience in the 20+ years. Friendly and full of smiles. And always helpful.
William L.
Huntington Dental is exceptional. I have 4 kids and going to the dentist can be challenging with all of them. Huntington Dental staff is knowledgeable, confident, attentive and warm to make our […]
Heather L.
The dentists and staff are great! Always a pleasant visit. The team is very professional, knowlegeable, easy, kind and accommodating. Their price is also fair and reasonable.
Taiwo O.
I have been a long time client of Dr. Greg and Dr. Sal since the mid 70’s when they first opened their office in Huntington and I can tell you that I have always, always have received the best […]
Lorinda P.
Dr Sal is the best! Always a good experience and great results. Dental hygienist Laura was awesome, too.
Sanna-Maria J.
I am a always treated with great respect and care at HFDG . I was made very comfortable. Each step of the procedure was explained to me and Dr Sal has magic hands and he is compassionate to my […]
Angelamarie Z.
Maria is top notch!
Maryjane P.
Great dental office. The staff were super friendly. The hygienist was very thorough. The office it self was very clean & well kept. I would definitely recommend this place to friends & […]
Jocelyn B.
I broke a temporary bridge, and called to get it repaired/replaced. Dr Sal made time for me with 2 hours of my call and spent an hour repairing the bridge. Excellent job as always, and excellent […]
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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
  • Sunday Closed
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