Cracked tooth syndrome

  • It is characterized by sharp pain on chewing without any reason.
  • It caused by hidden crack of teeth.
  • These are incomplete fractures that are too small to be seen on radiographs.

Symptoms

  • Sharp fleeting pain
    • because when biting down,segments move apart. low pressure in nerves of pulp.
  • Bite release
    • segments snap back together sharply increasing the pressure causing pain.
  • Pain- which is inconsistent.

Causes

  • Attrition
  • Bruxism
  • Trauma
  • Accidental biting on hard object.
  • Presence of large restoration.
  • Improper endodontic treatment.
  • Craze line
  • Fractured cusp
  • Cracked tooth split tooth
  • Vertical root fracture

Treatment

  • Stabilization with stainless steel band.
  • Crown placement
  • Endodontic treatment
  • Restoration.

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