Biting onto hard foods can sometimes cause our teeth to fracture, especially when they are already compromised by large fillings. This can often cause severe pain and can feel very sharp to our tongue.
Pain and sensitivity often accompany a tooth that has fractured. This is due to the exposure of the underlying tooth structure (dentine)/ pulp tissue (nerve). The longer these tissues are exposed to the mouth the higher the risk of pain occurring.
Restoring your broken tooth as soon as possible will help prevent or minimise pain as we can cover up the exposed dentine, and restore the surface to it’s normal smooth texture to relieve tongue irritation. This will allow you to return to functioning on that side.