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Cracked Tooth Syndrome

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Cracked tooth syndrome, also known as split tooth syndrome, is a painful condition that occurs as a result of a crack in the tooth. Cracked tooth syndrome can range anywhere between a small hairline crack in the crown of the tooth, to a fracture that reaches all the way to the tooth’s root. If you believe you have a cracked tooth, you should visit your dentist right away.

Symptoms of Cracked Tooth Syndrome

Symptoms of cracked tooth syndrome will vary depending on the type of fracture in the tooth, there are a few common signs of this disorder:

  • Localized sensitivity to temperatures, sticky foods, or sugary foods
  • Sharp pain when biting down in a certain area
  • Pain that eases when the pressure has been removed
  • You remember biting down on something hard or thinking you heard a crack even if you can’t visibly see one

Causes of Cracked Tooth Syndrome

There are a number of things that can cause your teeth to crack, but it’s usually a result of one of the following:

  • Grinding your teeth
  • Oral or facial trauma
  • Damage from an unsuccessful root canal
  • Worn down or damaged tooth restoration
  • Chewing hard foods like ice, hard candy, or nuts
  • Bite misalignment that can cause uneven chewing pressure

If you believe that you’re suffering from cracked tooth syndrome, please make it a priority to visit your general dentist as soon as possible before the crack is allowed to deepen or get worse.

To schedule an appointment here at our Colorado Springs, Colorado orthodontics office, please contact Lockett Orthodontics today! We are excited to help you achieve the straight, beautiful smile you’ve always dreamed of!

Posted on Apr 13, 2020

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