Do you have unexplained tooth pain or sensitivity? If so, you may be suffering from cracked tooth syndrome. This condition is caused by a number of factors, and can lead to extensive damage to your teeth if left untreated. In this blog post, we will discuss what cracked tooth syndrome is, how to know if you have it, and the various causes and treatments for this condition. We hope that this information will help you get the relief that you need!
What is Cracked Tooth Syndrome?
Cracked tooth syndrome is a condition characterized by a crack in the tooth. Sometimes the crack may be visible, while other times it may only be detectable via x-ray. In some cases, it can be hard to diagnose, especially if the crack is very small, below the gum line, or in between two teeth.
Cracked tooth syndrome is a condition that can be caused by a number of different factors. The most common cause is tooth decay, which weakens the structure of the tooth and makes it more susceptible to cracking. Other causes include:
- chewing on hard objects
- clenching or grinding your teeth
- trauma to the mouth
- using your teeth as tools (such as opening bottles)
- large fillings in need of replacement
- uneven bite that places pressure on a tooth
Symptoms of cracked tooth syndrome include tooth pain or sensitivity, visible cracks in the tooth, and difficulty chewing. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to see a dentist as soon as possible.
How is Cracked Tooth Syndrome Diagnosed and Treated?
There are a few different ways that dentists can diagnose cracked tooth syndrome. The most common method is through dental x-rays, which can help to identify cracks that are not visible to the naked eye. Your dentist may also perform a physical examination of your mouth and teeth, and ask you questions about your symptoms.
If you have cracked tooth syndrome, it is important to get treatment as soon as possible. Depending on the severity of the condition, treatment can involve:
Dental bonding is a treatment option for cracked teeth that involves the use of a resin material. This material is applied to the tooth in order to fix the crack and restore the tooth’s strength and appearance. Dental bonding is a quick, easy, and affordable treatment that can be performed in a single visit to the dentist.
Dental crowns are another treatment option for cracked teeth. A dental crown is a “cap” that is placed over the tooth in order to protect it and restore its shape, size, and strength. Crowns can be made from a variety of materials, including porcelain, metal, or ceramic.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy is a treatment that is used to save a tooth that has been severely damaged by decay or injury. During this procedure, the dentist will remove the damaged tissue from inside the tooth, clean and disinfect the area, and then fill it with a special material. Root canal therapy can be performed in one or more visits to the dentist, depending on the severity of the damage.
In some cases, the only way to treat cracked tooth syndrome is to have the tooth extracted. This is typically only done in cases where the tooth is so severely damaged that it cannot be saved with other treatment options.
In this blog post, we have discussed what cracked tooth syndrome is, how to know if you have it, and the various causes and treatments for this condition. We hope that this blog post has been informative and helpful! If you are experiencing any symptoms of cracked tooth syndrome, don’t hesitate to see a dentist. With prompt treatment, you can get relief from your symptoms and prevent further damage to your teeth. Thanks for reading!
Dr. Sadati possesses extensive experience in all aspects of advanced restorative dentistry, with an emphasis in cosmetic and implant dentistry. He has attained Accredited Fellow status in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), the most rigorous, demanding credentialing process in the world. He is the only AACD Accredited Fellow in South Florida.