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CRACKED TOOTH | SYMPTOMS, CAUSES, DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OPTIONS

WHAT IS CRACKED TOOTH SYNDROME?

Cracked Tooth Syndrome is a condition where a tooth has incompletely or completely cracked but no part of the tooth has yet broken off and missing. The crack is almost never visible on X-ray since the crack needs to line up in 3 dimensions with the X-ray beam.

In addition, the symptoms vary so greatly from extreme pain to little pain and it makes it very difficult to diagnose.

SYMPTOMS

CAUSES

TYPES

DIAGNOSTIC MEASURES AT OUR DENTAL OFFICE

All of these measures can help us diagnose a crack tooth at our office and help you have the correct treatment.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

Onlays or Crowns recommended.

Root canal therapy and crown are recommended, potentially extraction.

Extraction and Dental Implant Therapy is recommended. In addition, Dr. Oh recommends a night guard to protect the teeth from fracturing.

Dr. Oh and Dr. Estafan strongly believe that night guard usage can protect their patients from having cracked tooth syndrome, which we see so often. If you suspect you are grinding your teeth or have a cracked tooth syndrome, please contact us.

Author
Dr. Stella Oh Dr. Stella Oh is a highly accomplished surgically trained prosthodontist who practices at Madison Avenue Dentists, PC. Dr. Oh provides all levels of dentistry, from routine care to full mouth reconstructions involving dental implant surgeries. She has completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from NYU College of Dentistry and further finished a 3-year prosthodontic residency and 2-year Dental Implant Surgical Fellowship. Furthermore, she has taught at NYU College of Dentistry for numerous years while maintaining a private practice. "Learning should never stop" according to Dr. Oh, "and educating patients about dental care is important." Dr. Oh continuously researches new science and technology in dentistry to improve patient care and the successful outcome of her treatments. She implements a cutting edge scientific approach with an integrative concept in mind. "Mouth is not a separate part of one's body," says Dr. Oh, "but it should consider as an important part of overall health."

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