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Your Unexplained Tooth Pain May be From Cracked Tooth Syndrome

Young man with toothacheCracked tooth syndrome is a painful condition wherein one of the teeth becomes cracked. While these cracks may not be visible, they can range between small hairline cracks in the crown of the tooth all the way to fractures that can reach down to the roots of the tooth. If you believe you have a cracked tooth, it’s important to visit Severance Dental as quickly as possible before the crack begins to deepen.

Symptoms of Cracked Tooth Syndrome

The symptoms of cracked tooth syndrome vary depending on the type and severity of the fracture in the tooth, there are a few common symptoms and signs of the disorder. These include:

  • Localized sensitivity to sticky foods, sugary foods, or hot and cold temperatures
  • Sharp pain when putting and releasing pressure on a certain tooth
  • You remember biting down on something hard or hearing a crack
  • Favoring or avoiding one side of the mouth when chewing foo

Causes of Cracked Tooth Syndrome

There are a number of reasons why your tooth may become cracked. Below are a few of the most common reasons for cracked tooth syndrome:

  • Chewing hard foods like hard candy, ice, or nuts
  • Receiving oral or facial trauma
  • Worn down or damaged tooth restorations
  • Grinding your teeth
  • Bite misalignment resulting in uneven chewing pressure
  • Damage from an unsuccessful root canal

If you believe that you’re suffering from cracked tooth syndrome, please make it a priority to visit Severance Dental as quickly as possible to avoid allowing the crack to worsen. To make an appointment, please contact our Severance, Colorado dental office today.

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