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Do You Experience Pain On Biting? You May Have Cracked Tooth Syndrome!

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Dr. Garima Malhotra 90% (175 ratings)
Dentist, Noida  •  11 years experience
Do You Experience Pain On Biting? You May Have Cracked Tooth Syndrome!

Cracked tooth syndrome is where a tooth has incompletely cracked but no part of the tooth has yet broken off.

The truth is that many people have trouble spotting this dental problem. 

Signs & symptoms to look out for-

Whether your tooth cracks from an injury or general wear and tear, you can experience a variety of symptoms ranging from erratic pain when you chew your food to sudden pain when your tooth is exposed to very hot or cold temperature. However, it probably will not happen all the time. The tooth may be painful only when you eat certain foods or when you bite in a specific way. If the crack worsens, the tooth may become loose. Many people with cracked tooth syndrome have symptoms for months, but it's often difficult to diagnose because the symptoms are not consistent. In many cases, the pain may come and go and one may have difficulty in locating the tooth causing discomfort. 

The sooner your tooth is treated, the better the outcome. Once treated, most cracked teeth continue to function as they should, for many years of pain-free biting and chewing.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
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