Symptoms of Cracked Tooth Syndrome
If you experience any discomfort, sensitivity or pain by an incomplete fracture or a crack in a tooth, it is due to cracked tooth syndrome
Some of the symptoms are:
- If you chew on one side of your mouth because of discomfort on the other side.
- If you feel sensitivity to hot/cold foods and beverages, or to sweet/sour foods.
- If you experience sharp pain while chewing.
- If the pain is intermittent rather than constant.
Causes of Cracked Teeth
There are several reasons for cracked teeth. They may lose the strength due to tremendous amount of pressure from biting and chewing every day and as they age. Clenching and grinding may also weaken teeth. In some cases, due to large white fillings and root canal therapy. Some of the habits like chewing on ice, hard candy, popcorn kernels and other hard objects can fracture weak teeth. An injury/accident can also cause cracked teeth.
Most fractures are invisible to the naked eye; the examination requires x-rays. In some cases, we may have to analyze your bite to isolate the problem. Once we identify the fractured portion, our dentist will analyze the best solution for you.
With early diagnosis and treatment, most cracked teeth can be saved to restore your healthy smile.