All dentists receive basic training in the diagnosis and treatment of cracked teeth in dental school. However, some cracked teeth can be especially difficult to diagnose, and treatment may involve root canal treatment. That’s why you have been referred to an endodontist. Endodontists are dentists with at least two additional years of education that include the diagnosis and treatment of unusual dental pain. Cracked tooth pain often comes from damage to the inner soft tissue of the tooth, the pulp. Endodontic treatment, also known as root canal treatment, can relieve that pain. Early diagnosis is extremely important. Like cracks in a windshield, cracks in teeth often start small and progress slowly. The sooner a crack is detected and treated, the better the chance of saving your tooth. The endodontist’s special training and experience can be valuable when a cracked tooth is suspected.
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