Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS
1755 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001

How to Treat Each Case of Cracked Teeth

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What should you do if you crack your tooth? Use this expert guide to decrease and deal with the damage.

The Deal on the Danger of Cracked Teeth

No matter the size of the crack in your teeth, you need to take action immediately to protect your dental health. And the sooner you spot the problem and seek out affordable dental care, the better your chances of saving the tooth and preventing the problem from worsening. You may not notice your tooth has cracked at first, but you will soon feel pain when chewing or putting pressure on the tooth. As soon as you see or feel the crack, visit a Dentist in CITY to treat the dental concern.

Treating Cracked Teeth

You may be surprised to learn that there are several available and affordable dental care treatments for repairing cracked teeth. The right treatment for each case depends on the degree of the crack and extent of dental damage. After a thorough examination, a Dentist in CITY can determine the right treatment for you. Here’s a look at the four top treatments and their ideal uses:

  1. A Cracked Tooth – These types of cracks typically run vertically from the top of the tooth’s crown on down. The best treatment is a root canal, followed by a dental crown. Be aware that a very deep crack may demand that the tooth be extracted.
  2. A Fractured Cusp – When the crack is in the raised section of the tooth called the cusp, the tooth simply breaks off on its own, or it will need to be extracted. Once removed, a dental crown is used to cap and protect the tooth.
  3. A Split Tooth – When you don’t treat a cracked tooth, the crack can delve deep beyond the root and make the tooth split. While a root canal can sometimes save the tooth, it may need to be extracted if the damage is severe.
  4. A Vertical Root Fracture – A crack that extends through the entire tooth will typically require dental surgery to save the tooth.

Remember, only a dental professional can determine your best treatment, so go to a dentist at the first sign of suffering.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Abington, call Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS today at (215) 310-5826 or make an appointment.

Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Abington. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS, 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 Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS.

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I had a question of an item Dr Finkleman had done to my mouth. I returned and he explained again and things are perfect.
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So painless that I fell asleep during a root canal.
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I had an excellent experience. I recovered quickly from my root canal.
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Very nice staff, was a little nervous and embarrassed about my teeth but they made me feel at ease.
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Good experience. Well explained.
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I had a pleasant experience! Everyone was so friendly, and the service was so quick.
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Fabulous job. I was in and out in a half hour, and the novacaine wore off by the time I got home. The filling looks fantastic, and the tooth issues […]
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Have been with Dr. Machlus for many, many years. He is always the professional and you leave his office knowing that you were in good hands. He only […]
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For a procedure I dread, both dentist and assitant were sensitive and explained what they were doing.
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Dr. Machlus was wonderful with my daughter. He explained everything that he was going to do and made sure she was comfortable the entire visit.
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No complaints at all - Dr. Finkelman was kind and considerate of how I felt.
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Over the years I've had many Dentists ranging from one really bad one to the absolute best, Dr. Finkelman. Thank you!
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My experience with the doctor I was very pleased! Thank you for making my visited a pleasantly one.
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Have been coming to this office for many, many years. I am always treated with respect and professionally.
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  • Tuesday 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
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