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Chipped and Cracked Teeth Can Cause Serious Problems

If your smile has been giving you headaches, literally, it could have something to do with your teeth and gums.

According to your Burlington dentist, headaches and backaches could be a sign of tooth decay or gum disease. Cracked teeth are hard to detect with the naked eye, and if they happen to be in a tooth that is already filled, even harder to find.

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If you follow the Chittenden Dental Blog, you will remember that tooth decay is often discovered under old fillings. Silver amalgam fillings are notorious for hiding dental caries. However, it isn’t just old fillings that you should be concerned with.

Chipped and Cracked Teeth Only Get Worse

Dr. Mike Morris, whether it’s from a cold beverage or sucking in air, should check out tooth sensitivity. Your tooth sensitivity, regardless of how mild it is, could be a sign of tooth decay. Cracked and chipped teeth won’t get any better. In fact, if left untreated, cracked and chipped teeth will probably require root canals, or even worse, extraction.

A Thorough Dental Examination for Cracked Teeth

Only your Burlington dentist can tell for sure if you have cracked or chipped  teeth. Using intraoral cameras and dental diagnostic tools Dr. Morris is able to determine how many of your teeth are cracked and if you have decay in a tooth that has already been filled.

During your comprehensive dental examination with your family dentist in Burlington, you will also be given a cancer screening. Research indicates that your dentist is usually the first to know if something is going on with your mouth. Also, if you have mouth lesions, patchy white spots on your tongue or something else that isn’t normal, you may need a biopsy.

Schedule a Comprehensive Dental Exam

When it comes to damaged teeth, only your dentist in Burlington knows for sure. Call and schedule an appointment with Dr. Morris today. Because things will only get worse if you don’t.

Call for a comprehensive dental examination today.

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