A cracked tooth may cause pain which can come and go, making locating the crack difficult. An untreated cracked tooth can lead to further complications and you should visit your dentist if you suspect one of your teeth is cracked.

Key takeaways:

  • Symptoms include swollen gums, pain when eating, tooth sensitivity and discomfort.
  • Your dentist may need to use a dental explorer instrument, dental dye or an X-ray to locate a cracked tooth.
  • To prevent a cracked tooth, avoid hard foods, stop bad habits like pen chewing and wear a sports mouthguard.

“If a person grinds their teeth or clenches their jaw in their sleep, they may wish to talk to their dentist about wearing a mouthguard at night.”

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Dr. Rizwan Khawaja BDS (University of Manchester)

Dr Rizwan Khawaja, also known as Riz by his patients, graduated from the University of Manchester in 2010. Since qualifying he has worked across Cheshire in practices, specialist centres and treatment centres.

As a certified dentist in Inman Aligner treatments, Riz has a passion for cosmetic dentistry. He is also working towards specializing in restorative dentistry in the near future.

In his spare time, he can be found on the golf course or at Old Trafford, supporting his beloved football club, Manchester United.

He also loves travel and considers himself as a bit of a foodie!