Have you ever eaten a chicken leg worth NT$150,000? Although her teeth still hurt when she ate, she thought she would get better after a while as she observed that her teeth did not look bad.
5 cases of teeth biting into hard objects
Taiwan dentist Dr. Zhiyi Liu said, after biting into a hard object, the most common cases are crown crack, crown bite fracture, fractured tooth, split tooth, vertical longitudinal fracture of the tooth root, etc. Among them, split tooth and vertical longitudinal fracture of the tooth root are the most serious cases and need to be extracted for disposal.
Liu Zhiyi said, the bite head crack is the external damage of the teeth, mild may not have symptoms. When a cracked bite occurs, sometimes a slight crack will appear on the surface of the crown, which can be observed first; however, if the crack is deep into the tooth itself, there may be cold and heat sensitivity, and there may be a painful feeling of release after the bite when eating. If the crack is deep to the pulp, nerve extraction will be required.
Cracked teeth to the root, split tooth fracture and vertical root fracture may damage the root of the tooth
The root of the tooth can be damaged by eating hard objects, including cracked teeth to the root, split tooth fracture and vertical fracture of the root of the tooth. Liu Zhiyi said, cracked teeth to the root as the name implies is broken teeth to the root of the tooth. A split tooth is a complete longitudinal fracture from the crown to the root of the tooth, and the discomfort is usually quite obvious, especially for those who have undergone root canal treatment without braces. A split tooth will often have part of the tooth wobbling around in the mouth, and the tooth will have to be extracted because the tooth is cracked to the root.
Vertical root fracture is a longitudinal fracture at the root of the tooth, which may also go up to the crown. In this case, the affected tooth should be extracted, otherwise the tooth will become inflamed around the root and even develop abscesses.
Internal fracture of the root is very difficult to determine
Liu Zhiyi added that doctors sometimes use stains or X-rays, bite tests, pulp tests, periodontal probes, etc. to check whether the teeth are fractured, but in fact, unless the internal fracture of the root is quite obvious, it is not easy to see with “stains or X-rays,” so sometimes after a period of time, periodontal probes and other methods to understand the state of the alveolar bone around the root, whether there is inflammation, etc., to confirm.
Chew slowly to avoid dental problems
Zhiyi Liu also reminded that people must chew and swallow slowly, especially the teeth that have been extracted nerves should be especially careful. But do not think that healthy teeth do not need to pay attention to, if the pressure will clench the teeth, or like to bite hard objects, such as bones, ice, etc. need to pay special attention. For those who grind their teeth at night, it is also recommended to consult a doctor as soon as possible to assess the treatment and whether it is necessary to do treatment such as bite plates.