I have a vertical crack in my tooth. It can only be seen under very strong light and my dentist said the tooth is still healthy. I’m starting to have some minor pain with it, so my dentist gave me the choice between getting a root canal treatment and a crown or Lumineers. Can you advice me as to which you think is best?
Jeff B. from Ontario
We see superficial cracks in teeth all the time. Often they only affect the enamel. Unless it gets stained and begins to affect the appearance of your tooth, I see no need for Lumineers. Without an infection, I see no need to do a root canal treatment. So my advice is that unless the pain is significant and you know the cause of it, then just leave it alone.
The pain you’re feeling could be from a bite discrepancy, sinus problems, cold air, or a sensitive root. Give it time and see if it doesn’t go away on its own. If it doesn’t you can investigate further, but until you know they actual cause, don’t do anything to your teeth.
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