Some common types of cracks are superficial and require no intervention while other cracks can eventually lead loss of your tooth. A cracked tooth can cause a wide variety of symptoms.   The movement along the crack irritates the nerve of the tooth. If cracks and fractures are left untreated they can allow bacteria from your saliva to penetrate the tooth and cause infection.   

At Greenspring Endodontics, we will thoroughly evaluate your tooth to determine if endodontic treatment is necessary. Sometimes a fractured tooth will only need the added protection of a crown, which would be performed by your dentist.  In other situations. the fracture may be found to be too extensive for endodontic treatment, and extraction would be recommended.