How Is A Cracked Tooth Treated?

A cracked tooth can be painful and result in sensitivity when eating hot or cold food. Luckily, the tooth can easily be treated by your dentist:

 –  Your dentist will diagnose a cracked tooth using either a magnifying glass, dye or X-Rays.

 –  Treatment depends on the extent and severity of the crack; options include dental glue, bonding with plastic resin, a filling or a crown.

 –  If the crack is as far down as the root of the tooth, root canal treatment may be needed.

“If a tooth is badly cracked, a dentist may remove it altogether.”

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After qualifying in Leeds in 1998, Irfan worked for 9 years in a number of busy NHS practices which cemented his skills in all aspects of dentistry from simple fillings to surgical removal of teeth. Since 2007 he has worked solely in private dentistry. Having completed a certificate course in dental implants in 2008 Irfan went on to complete a Master’s Degree in Dental Implantology.

Irfan also completed a 12-month advanced restorative course in 2008 which concentrated on advanced techniques in a number of dental treatments including crowns, bridges, veneers, and fillings. He completed the SAAD course in intravenous sedation in 2012 as well as courses in short-term orthodontics by Cfast and 6 Months Smiles. Irfan’s most recent course was on advanced bone grafting procedures for implant treatment.

Treating every patient as if they were a member of his own family and giving them the highest level of care is the philosophy Irfan works by. "Giving someone their smile back and the confidence that gives them is such a rewarding part of the job."

Irfan spends as much of his time with his family as possible. He is the coach for his son’s football team and enjoys participating in a number of different sports when the time permits (which isn’t as often as he would like).