Trauma, injury, or weakened tooth structure can lead to a cracked tooth in Sterling, Virginia. Sometimes a cavity can weaken tooth structure and crack a tooth. Pain after a root canal can also be a result of a cracked tooth. Dr. Joyce Bahng and associates can examine your tooth for outward signs and take an X-ray for a positive confirmation. A cracked tooth needs to be taken care of immediately, as you may be at risk of introducing infection or other severe dental problems. In some cases, you may need a surgical treatment or a replacement crown to save the tooth. Call us today at 703-444-4188 to schedule an appointment with our dentists at JB Dental Associates and TMD & Sleep Center.