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Cracked Tooth Syndrome

Woman with sever tooth painCracked tooth syndrome, which is also known as split tooth syndrome, is a painful condition that occurs as a result of a crack in your 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 root. If you believe you have a cracked tooth, it’s important to visit your dentist right away.

Symptoms of Cracked Tooth Syndrome

While the symptoms of cracked tooth syndrome will vary depending on the type of fracture in the tooth, below are a few of the most common signs of this disorder:

  • Sharp pain when biting down in a certain area
  • Pain that eases when the pressure has been removed
  • Localized sensitivity to temperatures, sticky foods, or sugary foods
  • 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:

  • Oral or facial trauma
  • Chewing hard foods like ice, hard candy, or nuts
  • Grinding your teeth
  • Worn down or damaged tooth restoration
  • Damage from an unsuccessful root canal
  • 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 dentist as soon as possible before the crack is allowed to deepen or get worse.

To contact Endodontic Specialists, please contact one of our three locations in Colorado Springs North, Colorado Springs South, and Pueblo, Colorado today.

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