Dental Problems

What is Cracked Tooth Syndrome ? – Classifications

Do you feel like your tooth getting zapped while you bite on it? Then you might be having cracked tooth syndrome. It is a hair line fracture happened in one of your tooth that cannot be identified even with a x-ray. Medically it can be explained as a crack that is extended through the dentin, some times through the pulp of your posterior tooth.

Symptoms of Cracked Tooth Syndrome

  • Pain while chewing food
  • Sensitivity to cold temperatures
  • Infection at the root of the cracked tooth

Classification of Cracked Tooth Syndrome

Oblique supragingival fractures

This involves upper portions of the tooth, that is above your gum line. These kind of fractures will be minor and low maintenance required. Most likely the patient will not fell pain

Oblique subgingival fractures

This involve large portion of your tooth, they extend till jawbone beginning. These fractures involve nerves leading to more pain.

Vertical furcation fracture

It occurs when your tooth splits in to 2 or more individual roots. The cracks always extend to the root nerves, resulting in increased pain.

Oblique Root Fractures

These are located below the gum line, and in some cases it can be extended to the jaw. There is no clear evidence of the breakage, so it hard to identify. Often patients confuse this pain to a severe toothache.

Vertical root fractures

This result from nerve dying, or because of a ‘part of root’ breaking off. This will make the tooth root brittle and dry.

Vertical Apical root fractures

It happen when a split is formed deep down in the middle of your tooth root. These kind of fractures cause moderate pain, and are removed using root canal treatment

Diagnosis of Cracked Tooth Syndrome

Having a huge list of classifications, the diagnosis usually include a biting test, and noting of pain symptoms

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