Cracked tooth may be a reason to your toothache

Cracked Tooth Syndrome occurs when a crack is too small in a tooth that cannot be seen on the X-ray , or if the crack is located under the gum, which also makes it difficult for the dentist to see. Most of the time, these cracks are observed on molars.


Signs and symptoms

With cracked tooth syndrome, most people experience pain or discomfort when eating food or teeth reacting to hot or cold. Same with a cavity, pain or discomfort is not permanent.



As with other oral diseases, cracked tooth syndrome does not have one specific cause. However, a number of

common factors include:

  1. Grinding or excessive clenching of teeth

      2. Excessive stress on teeth when closing, causing them to crack

      3.Large fillings in the teeth



For many people, the symptoms of a cracked tooth can last for several months, as this disease is one of the most difficult dental problems to diagnose. A complete oral examination, dental history, x-rays can be used to detect cracks. People who have previously had cracked tooth syndrome have a higher risk of cracking the rest of their teeth at the same time or in the future.


If you experience gnashing or excessive clenching of your teeth, talk to your dentist about treatment options. Grinding increases the risk of cracked tooth syndrome.


There are several treatment options that include a tooth such as crown placement, root canal treatment or, in severe cases, tooth extraction. The type of treatment recommended by your dentist depends on the location and severity of the fracture of the tooth, so make an appointment as soon as signs of cracking are detected.