Cracked teeth show a variety of symptoms, including erratic pain when chewing, possibly with release of biting pressure, or pain when your tooth is exposed to temperature extremes.
In many cases, the pain may come and go. The treatment and outcome for your tooth depends on the type, location and extent of the crack. If you think you have a cracked tooth, it’s important to seek treatment quickly, before the problem gets worse.
- Visual examination in which you can check for the facets of tooth structure that has undergone removal from the tooth.
- Using the probe that can find a catch in the cracked area.
- Staining present in the crack.
- Bite releasing pain present confirms the Cracked Tooth Syndrome.
- When the tooth is exposed to bright light, the crack present in the tooth blocks the light to pass through. That can be a good diagnostic tool for Cracked Tooth Syndrome.
- If the crack is present on the cusp, it is essential to remove that cusp and then restoring the tooth again.
- If it extends to the cusp of another side and has not involved the gingival margins then it is advisable to remove the affected part and then restoring it.
- If there is present splitting of tooth then it is advisable to remove that tooth.