What Is Cracked Tooth Syndrome?
As the name implies, cracked tooth syndrome relates to a variety of symptoms caused by a crack in a tooth. Teeth are strong - and with good home care and regular hygienist visits (professional cleanings) and check-ups with a Brisbane dentist, you’re working to keep them strong! But however diligent you are, you still can’t guarantee that accidents won’t happen. And, unfortunately, accidents can lead to fractured teeth. Fractured teeth are the second leading cause of tooth extraction in adults, with the first being periodontal or gum disease. There are several things that can cause teeth to chip, fracture or break: Large filings – more than 60% tooth You may inadvertently bite down on something hard – ie: Olive seed Accidents such as falling, being hit in the mouth or contact sports Clenching or grinding of the teeth – this is very common Daily wear & tear Large cavities may lead to ‘more cavity than tooth’ and the resulting thin shell of tooth is vulnerable to cracking and breaking. How will I know if I get a tooth fracture? Sometimes the first warning sign is when the tooth breaks in half, which is often too late! (You will know if your tooth breaks severely enough Continue reading >>