Cracked tooth syndrome does not mean that you are clumsy enough to crack your teeth all the time. Believe it or not, cracked tooth syndrome occurs when a tooth has a crack that is too small to show up on X-rays or is under the gum and challenging to identify. The sensitivity may be mild to intense, which is why to determine if you have a cracked tooth, our doctors at Noah Dental Group, will examine your mouth and teeth, focusing on the tooth in question.
Cracked tooth syndrome is most common in the lower back teeth (molars.) That’s because the teeth absorb most of the forces of chewing. Most people experience cracked tooth syndrome as pain or discomfort when biting into food, or when teeth are exposed to hot or cold temperatures. How long symptoms last depends on how quickly a cracked tooth can be diagnosed. However, even after a crack is found, treatment may be difficult.
If you are experiencing pain in your mouth, please give us a call. To learn more about the services we provide at our office, visit www.southerncrossfamilydentistry.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with one of our doctors at Southern Cross Dental in Colorado Springs, CO, call 719-471-1717.