Cracked Tooth? What Do I Do?

      Happy mid-September!! By now, most kids have, for the most part, geared up and are already back at school exercising their minds. With that in mind, many people experience anxiety and sometimes stress as the preparations for the return to school and/or work tends to do. Around this time of year, I also tend to see patients in our practice complaining of "pain whenever I bite down" or "sensitivity to hot and cold". The pain or sensitivity doesn't last very long, and it doesn't happen all the time, so what's going on?

      Teeth are like windshields in a car, pretty durable to everyday use, however, with wear and tear, there's always the possibility of developing a crack in a tooth. When there's a crack in a tooth, it usually starts small, but over time, it can progress to larger problems. Like anything, catching the problem early enough will prevent further problems down the line. If you think you have a cracked tooth, make an appointment with your dentist to have a look. Early detection can prevent the teeth from needing root canals or extractions, saving lots of hassle and toothache from happening! Check out the video below to see exactly what I'm talking about!

 

 

Passing the Torch

Hi, I'm Peter, your new dentist. My parents have run this business for over 25 years, so I've been involved in all things teeth since I was born. I'll officially be taking over the family business later this year, and I'm excited to be back home and continue serving the Yorba Linda community. 

I went to college at UC Irvine, graduated from USC School of Dentistry, and worked at LAC-USC Medical Center doing oral and maxillofacial surgery prior to taking over the family business. I've had the great fortune of learning from and working with many talented dentists in California and can't wait to share all that I've mastered. This year will be exciting and full of positive changes for the Yorba Linda Dental Office. Make an appointment and come say hi!