Sensitivity while eating or drinking can also be a sign of a cracked tooth. Typically, it’s sensitivity that borders on pain, but not always. Here again the key to recognizing if this is a classic cracked tooth symptom is whether there is sensitivity while you’re eating or drinking something you normally consume without any extra noticeable sensitivity. A simple test is to drink something like ice water on the cold end of the spectrum or tea on the warm end of the spectrum. If you notice immediate sensitivity you likely have a cracked tooth.
Pain That Comes and Goes
This one sounds strange, but there are plenty of medical reasons for it. The take-home is that any pain you feel now and then is a classic symptom of a cracked tooth. If your tooth hurts all the time, there’s a chance it’s not cracked, but it still could be infected so that would mean it’s time to schedule a call with us as well. But when you have pain that comes and goes, it’s a pretty likely guess you have a cracked tooth.
What Happens If I Wait to Fix My Cracked Tooth?
As you might imagine, things get worse. A cracked tooth can be very serious and needs to be addressed as soon as possible. This isn’t the sort of thing to let sit for a while and get back to, this should move to the top of your priority list very quickly. Everything in your mouth is connected, so the longer you wait the worse things can get not only at the site of the issue, but all around it as well.