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A cracked tooth is a serious dental emergency that needs immediate attention in order to prevent it from causing serious complications within your mouth. However, despite it being an emergency, many people are unaware that they have a cracked tooth until their dentist points it out to them. While tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body, it is still vulnerable to damage. Some signs of a cracked tooth are obvious while some are not; knowing the signs that you have a cracked tooth can help to ensure that you get the help you need should one occur.

A cracked tooth is a dental issue that can lead to other devastating consequences inside your mouth. A cracked tooth leaves the tooth vulnerable to infection and decay because the crack opens the tooth. If the tooth is open, bacteria and debris from your mouth can enter into the inner layers of the tooth and cause the tooth to die. An intense amount of pain is almost always associated with an infection within the inside of a tooth because it will affect the roots and nerves located at the tooth’s roots. This pain is often only felt when eating because the process of chewing food opens up the crack, and then once pressure from chewing is taken off the tooth, the pain will disappear. This coming-and-going of pain is often what makes people neglect bringing the issue to their dentist. They mistakenly believe that the issue will go away or that it is not “that bad.” However, this only leaves the tooth, neighboring teeth, and the entire mouth vulnerable to more extensive damage.

Signs you have a cracked tooth include:

  • Extreme pain – immediately cracking a tooth
  • Sharp pain that occurs when chewing; it occurs when you bite down, but it is relieved when you separate your teeth
  • Tooth sensitivity that occurs from eating or drinking foods and beverages of varying temperatures
  • Inconsistent pain that comes and goes
  • A visible line in a tooth, with or without related pain
  • Discoloration of a single tooth

If you have any signs of a cracked tooth or any other dental concerns, please contact Crabapple Dental today. Dr. Sarah Roberts and her entire team are here to provide the highest standard in dental care.

Posted on behalf of Crabapple Dental

12670 Crabapple Road, #110
Alpharetta, GA 30004

Phone: (678) 319-0123


Monday: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Our Patient Reviews

Crabapple Dental

4.7 / 5.0

Based on 43 reviews

Aly C.

This dental practice is a gem! The front desk staff are kind, efficient and welcoming. I was pleasantly surprised at the clinical staff’s fantastic bedside manner. Everything was explained in advance and this was very appreciated. My teeth have never felt better! Love, love, love the hygienist that worked with me. She is a rockstar. Thank you to the whole gang!

Caitlin G.

I've been going to Crabapple dental for many years and I can honestly say Dr. Roberts and her team are by far the best. It's hard to find a good dentist that takes the time to get to know you and truly cares about your health. I knew Dr. Roberts was special when she filled a few cavities for me, then called me later that night to make sure I was ok. I feel at home when I'm there and they always treat me so well. Kelly is so wonderful! She takes her time and makes going to the dentist an easy task. I never stress about going because I know she'll take care of me. She is so pleasant and efficient; truly the best experience and I leave feeling great. Both Kelly and Dr. Roberts are so gentle and that is the most important thing to me. Dr. Roberts has the most updated equipment and beautiful office to give the best experience. I travel from downtown to see them because they are the best! Don't hesitate to make an appointment; you won't be disappointed!!

Kim B.

This is by far the most customer focused dental practice I’ve ever experienced. Starting with Dr Roberts and her entire staff! Immediately I felt I was a priority and my anxiety slowly disappeared. She has state of the art technology and is a pleasure to work with!! She contacted me after hours to check on me after certain procedures!! Highly recommend!!!! A very warm and nurturing environment!!

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Crabapple Dental

12670 Crabapple Road, #110
Alpharetta, GA 30004

(678) 319-0123