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Cracked Tooth Syndrome

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Cracked tooth syndrome is a painful condition that occurs as a result of a crack in the tooth. The crack in the tooth can range between a small hairline crack and a fracture that reached from the crown of the tooth to roots. If you believe your tooth is cracked, it’s important to visit your dentist as quickly as you can.

Cracked Tooth Symptoms

The symptoms of a cracked tooth will vary depending on the type and severity of the fracture in the tooth. However, the following are the most common signs of a cracked tooth:

  • Localized sensitivity to sugary foods, sticky foods, or hot and cold temperatures
  • Sharp pain when biting down on a certain tooth
  • Pain that subsides when the pressure has been removed from the tooth
  • Having bitten down on something hard in the last few days or thinking you heard a crack

Cracked Tooth Causes

While a cracked tooth can be caused by a number of things, it's usually as a result of one of the following:

  • Facial or oral trauma
  • Grinding your teeth
  • Chewing hard foods like nuts, hard candy, or ice
  • Damaged caused by an unsuccessful root canal
  • Bite misalignment causing uneven chewing pressure
  • Damaged or weakened tooth restoration

If you believe you are suffering from a cracked tooth, please make sure to contact your regular dentist for a checkup. Otherwise, the crack may deepen or become worse.

For concerns about your periodontal health, please contact Coastal Periodontics. Our gum specialist is located here in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Posted on Nov 25, 2019

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