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.

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