Reston Cracked Tooth Treatment

Same and next-day appointments are available

Do you have a cracked tooth?

Signs and symptoms of a cracked tooth often include:

  • Pain when biting or clenching your teeth together
  • Sensitivity to cold and/or hot
  • Chronic or spontaneous pain
  • Bumps on your gums

If your mouth is in pain, or you’re worried about a visible crack in your tooth, contact our board-certified endodontists today. With our research-based special treatment, root canal therapy may not only alleviate uncomfortable symptoms but also effectively seal the crack, thereby extending the overall lifespan of the affected tooth.

Emergency appointments for cracked teeth

Don’t wait. Our caring team will make time for you now.

Easy communication

Text us anytime at (703) 429-9926 for a swift reply.

1. Consultation (45 minutes)

Meet one-on-one with your board-certified endodontist. Teeth can have various types of cracks, and not all are worrisome. Depending on the location and extent of the crack, we can provide you with a better understanding of the prognosis of your tooth. Your consultation includes a specialized 3D x-ray (Cone Beam CT) of your teeth to ensure a highly accurate diagnosis and personalized treatment plan.

2. Comfort Amenities

Your comfort is a top priority. If you’re in pain, we’ll see you quickly. During your endodontic procedure, you’ll enjoy a soft blanket, aromatherapy, music, and anything else you need to feel at ease. We offer pain-free anesthesia and sedation options, including nitrous and oral sedation.

3. Root Canal
Procedure (1 hour)

If root canal therapy is indicated, we may be able to give you treatment on the same day to help ease your discomfort. Using the latest dental technology, your endodontist will remove the inflamed or infected pulp, carefully clean and disinfect the canal system, and then fill and seal the canals.

4. Returning Home

We’ll provide detailed aftercare instructions once your cracked tooth treatment is complete. It’s important to keep a close eye on how the cracked tooth heals after treatment. We might need you to come back to our office in 2-3 weeks for another check-up or additional treatment. Rest assured, we’ll be here to support you every step of the way.

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Root canal experience redefined

The small things add up to something big — the very best patient experience

  • NPain-Free Anesthesia
  • NAromatherapy
  • NNetflix/Music
  • NSoft Blankets and Pillows
  • NWifi
  • NBeverage Station

Upgrade your endodontic care

Envision a future with a better quality of life through restored oral health and comfort. At Endodontic Excellence of Reston, board-certified endodontists meet the latest dental technology for the highest-quality outcomes.

We’re on a mission to turn your endodontic care into a…

  • NWellness-optimized treatment
  • NSource of tranquility, not anxiety
  • NAn empowering moment

Discover the difference today.

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Empowering your oral health decisions

Is it possible for a cracked tooth to repair itself?
No, a cracked tooth cannot heal on its own and may worsen over time without proper intervention. This could lead to significant pain, discomfort, and even tooth loss. At Endodontic Excellence, we offer research-based specialized treatment for cracked teeth. Our approach can effectively seal even deep cracks, extending the overall lifespan of your tooth.

What causes cracked teeth?

The source of your cracked tooth could be from:

  • Grinding your teeth
  • Excessive force to one tooth
  • Large fillings that weaken your tooth
  • Untreated tooth decay
  • Biting down on something hard
  • Trauma to the face, head, or mouth, such as a car accident or sports injury

How should I prevent a cracked tooth?

To prevent a cracked tooth, we recommend the following:

  • Don’t chew on ice, popcorn kernels, pens, hard candy, or other hard objects.
  • Don’t clench or grind your teeth.
  • If you clench or grind your teeth while sleeping, speak with your general dentist about getting a nightguard.
  • Receive Botox® injections in your jaw muscles to reduce the involuntary grinding/clenching of your teeth at night.
  • Wear a mouthguard when playing contact sports.

When is a root canal procedure the best treatment for a cracked tooth?

A cracked tooth can let bacteria reach the nerve system, leading to tissue damage and pain. This may cause an inflammation and/or infection that can spread to the surrounding bone and gum tissue. Root canal treatment can help not only stop the disease and pain but also prolong the life of your tooth. Endodontic treatment can help stop pain and prolong the life of your tooth.

What should I expect as your patient?

We proudly offer the very best patient experience! Get direct access to our endodontists during after-hours and weekends through calls or texts. We also offer complimentary follow-up exams and CBCT imaging. Discover the difference — learn more.

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11800 Sunrise Valley Dr., Suite #250
Reston, VA 20191
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Monday–Friday: 8am–6pm

  • (703) 429-9926

Ready to experience pain-free
endodontic care?