A cracked tooth is a very common dental problem resulting in pain and discomfort while biting. Teeth are subject to a great amount of force, and teeth that have been heavily filled may experience a breakdown of the remaining natural tooth structure. Due to the variety of symptoms, it can be difficult to diagnose the problem. Typically someone will have pain upon biting or release, sensitivity to hot, cold, or sweets, or even constant throbbing. Treatment generally includes a crown which covers the tooth and acts as a protective helmet, but in more advanced cases, root canal therapy may be advised. In the extreme case the tooth may need to be extracted.
We are equipped to diagnose and treat cracked tooth symptoms with our advanced digital x-ray system and CEREC One Visit Crowns. The video below gives an excellent overview of the symptoms and treatment of “cracked tooth syndrome”.
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