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Is there a way to repair a chipped tooth with a porcelain filling or is it time to replace the tooth? I feel it's getting worse as I apply more pressure while eating things like corn nuts. Does this mean the crack is getting worse over time? Thank you doctors in advance! This is a wonderful service you're doing.
You likely are experiencing cracked tooth syndrome. When a tooth is cracked often after a while the tooth can become sensitive to pressure or temperature ( hot and/or cold food or liquids).
I recommend placing a crown on a tooth with these symptoms, approximately 80% of the time this will prevent needing root canal treatment. It is not 100% effective preventing root canal treatment.
Also the frequency and duration of the symptoms factor in to whether or not root canal treatment is necessary first.
Finally, sometimes clinical examination and radiographs show the tooth actually needs to be removed.
Your dentist will examine your tooth and give you his or her treatment recommendation.
I hope this helps you understand the situation with your tooth.
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