A cracked tooth is usually caused by trauma -- from biting down on something hard to receiving a blow to the face. Tooth decay can also weaken a tooth, eventually causing it to crack. Sometimes a cracked tooth may cause a toothache or jaw pain; other times it may lead to tooth sensitivity.
HOW IS CRACKED TEETH DIAGNOSED?
Dentists diagnose cracked tooth through physical examination. In case you have been in an accident or have a dental cavity that has caused cracked tooth, the dentist may order for a dental X-ray to examine the damage
HOW IS CRACKED TEETH TREATED?
Because of the high risk of pulp infection after the exposure of the pulp to the oral environment, a root canal procedure may need to be performed during the first visit. Alternatively, the dentist may elect to only apply a sedative dressing on the cracked tooth to help calm the tooth pain