Crack Tooth Syndrome describes the toothache due to the presence of crack within the tooth. It usually elicits painful response to biting and also sensitivity to cold and hot. It may develop without any apparent trauma. There could be no visible crack. Often it requires the xray image to detect any presence of crack.
This is an example of the tooth which develop crack over time The patient comes in for routine checkup and we take xray images to see there is no big changes to the teeth. The radiograph typically shows normal teeth.
However, within a year, the tooth becomes symptomatic to biting pressure. We take an updated xray image and we can clearly see that the vertical crack line develops within a tooth.
To control the symptoms, a root canal therapy is performed on the tooth and a crown is put on to prevent the tooth from further breaking.
Written by Daniel Tee, DDS, MS
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