Dr. Chan Cheong is a prosthodontist practicing in Boston, MA. Dr. Cheong specializes in the restoration and replacement of teeth. Prosthodontists maintain oral function, comfort and the appearance and health either with the natural teeth or the replacement of missing ones with maxillofacial tissues and artificial substances.
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Treatment options for a cracked tooth can be very tricky because crack itself does not show up on x-ray films. If it shows on the film, then it's a fracture, not a crack. ADA recommends a cracked tooth to have a temporary crown first to hold tooth together and prevent from flexing. If symptoms persist even after a temporary crown, then unfortunately tooth will need a root canal treatment. Root canal treatment still does NOT heal already cracked tooth, rather it takes symptoms away. If symptoms are gone after root canal treatment, then you can proceed with a permanent crown. If symptoms persists, then tooth needs to be extracted, and treatment needs to discussed with your provider how to restore a missing space. At the end of the day, especially with a cracked tooth syndrome, it all comes down to how much you value your tooth. You should further discuss it with your provider and come up with a long-term plan because as much as we wish/hope, unfortunately, nothing lasts forever. Best wishes READ MORE
It depends on patients and difficulty of extractions. Typically, patient is advised to rest day or two prior to going back to normal daily routine. If it's difficult extraction with/without complicated medical conditions, recovery time can be more than a week. Only your provider can tell you after extractions. Best wishes READ MORE
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Faculty Titles & Positions
- Lecturer and Clinic Instructor Harvard School of Dental Medicine 2016 - Present
- Clinical Assistant Professor Boston University School of Dental Medicine 2014 - 2016
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