A cracked tooth is easily spotted if the damage is big enough and if the crack is on the outside of the tooth but this is not always the case. Sometimes the crack is so small as to be almost invisible and only detectable by the dentist using specialised equipment. If a crack is not readily visible some symptoms to be aware of include:
• Pain while chewing
• Sensitivity to hot and cold
• Pain or discomfort around the teeth and gums
Cracked teeth need treating by a dentist as “leaving a cracked tooth untreated may lead to more problems” up to and including an abscess or an extraction.
Read more about cracked teeth at https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/322015.php
Dr Siddharth Wandrekar - Practice principal (GDC No. 170074)
BDS – India 2004, MSc Prosthetic Dentistry 2007 (London), MJDF Royal College of Surgeons England
Sidd has been with Brunel Dental Practice since 2011 and took over the practice in September 2016 after the previous principal retired.
Sidd qualified in 2004 from one of the prestigious Universities in India. He came to the UK and meritoriously obtained a Masters in Prosthetic Dentistry from King’s College, London. He then spent a year in a hospital environment being involved in major surgeries such as head and neck cancer, correction of jaw fractures and complex surgical removal of teeth. He moved to work as an Associate in Private and NHS practices in Scotland before joining Brunel Dental Practice.
Sidd enjoys dentistry because he can help everyone to achieve good dental health and overall well-being in a caring and comfortable environment.
He is married with two boys who keep him on his toes. He loves playing tennis and represents the local club in the regional Leagues. He loves to travel and visit offbeat places. He also has a keen interest in current affairs.