Teeth can cracked as a result of trauma, chewing hard meals or crunching on ice, sports injuries, or everyday wear and tear. A crack may be so thin that you cannot see it, or it may be obvious to the unaided eye. Additionally, the discomfort may not be immediately apparent because it can fluctuate back and forth.
When you chew, it could feel sharp. when you consume a hot or cold beverage, or spike. Because the pulp deep inside your tooth is exposed, you experience agony when your tooth cracks. Nerves that are sensitive to pain and changes in temperature are housed in the pulp.
If you experience any of these erratic symptoms, it’s best to call a dentist right away so your tooth can be treated. Read more about it below.
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Cracks in the teeth can occur for many reasons, including:
Craze lines: These are shallow cracks that cause no concern and need only cosmetic treatment. They are surprisingly common among adults.
Deep crack: Once a crack travels below the tooth’s exposed surface into the root, it cannot be treated. Extraction will be necessary. This measure may be avoidable with early detection.
Fractured cusp: A break near a filling where the enamel comes off. This can be fixed with a replacement filling or a crown.
Split tooth: This kind of crack occurs after a long time without treatment. A skilled dentist will know if a portion of the tooth can be saved to rebuild the tooth.
Root fracture: Sometimes the root itself becomes cracked below the surface. A crack like this will become noticeable only when the gums and bone near the tooth experience decay. Extraction or oral surgery can solve the problem.
Treatment depends on the location, direction and extent of the crack. Cracks vary from superficial ones in the outer layers of the tooth to deep splits in the root affecting the pulp (the center of the tooth, which contains the tooth’s nerves).
After diagnosis, the best course of treatment will be determined. The best treatment is often determined by the size, location, and severity of the crack. In some cases, no treatment may be necessary if the crack is small and not causing any pain. If the crack is larger or causing discomfort, however, there are a few different options available.
No treatment: Tiny hairline cracks in the enamel which doesn’t create pain or are visible may be left as it is.
Dental bonding involves using a tooth-colored resin to fill in the crack. The resin is matched to the color of your existing teeth and then hardened with a special light. This can be used to treat small, superficial cracks.
One common treatment option is to have a dental crown placed over the cracked tooth. This will help to protect the tooth from further damage and can also help to alleviate any pain or sensitivity.
In some cases, a root canal may be necessary if the crack has reached the pulp of the tooth. This will help to save the tooth and prevent any further damage.
If a crack affects the pulp, you probably will need root canal treatment. About 20% of teeth with cracked tooth syndrome require root canals. After a root canal, the tooth will no longer be sensitive to temperature, but it still will respond to pressure. This means that if you felt pain when you bit down before the root canal, you probably will not feel it as intensely as before, but you may feel it from time to time.
In some severe cases, the tooth may need to be extracted. Some cracks extend into the root of the tooth under the bone and there’s no way to fix the tooth. If your dentist decides the tooth needs to be extracted, you can have it replaced with an implant or a dental bridge.
No matter what treatment is recommended, it is important to get it done as soon as possible to avoid further pain or damage to your tooth. Untreated cracks can continue to grow and can eventually cause pieces of the tooth to break off. Teeth with untreated fractures are also more susceptible to infection and gum abscesses.
Cracked tooth prognosis is always questionable. There is always the possibility that the crack will progress, even if cuspal coverage is performed. Limiting the amount of tooth flexure is the goal with bite adjustment and cuspal protection.
But the micro-movement of tooth function can contribute to crack propagation over the long term. Not all cracked teeth are destined to fail. But depending on patient circumstances, occlusal stability and patient cooperation, a cracked tooth may eventually fail. Removing damaging habits (for example, by providing a night guard and controlling bruxism), covering cusps on the variability of cracked tooth treatment are recommended preventive strategies.
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