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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 >>

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  1. righteousdude2

    Anyone Having Problems with Their Teeth????

    The last two years have been filled with losing one tooth after another. My front teeth are doing well, but, everything else is either breaking apart when I bite down on food (even pasta and bread), or, they're so full of cavities that the only option remaining for me is oral surgery.
    My dentist and oral surgeon both tell me that's its caused by a combination of my prescriptions and the diabetes. Believe me when I tell you that I brush and floss 2 to 3 times a day.
    It is so recurrent that when I call the oral surgeon to set up an appointment, the reception staff know my voice and call me by my first name.
    I was wondering if anyone else is having the same problems. I've been told there is nothing that a good set of dentures won't cure. I guess that means my teeth are terminal, and that's a better prognosis than the doctor telling me that I'm terminal.
    Pastor Paul

  2. breezeonby

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    Originally Posted by righteousdude2
    The last two years have been filled with losing one tooth after another. My front teeth are doing well, but, everything else is either breaking apart when I bite down on food (even pasta and bread), or, they're so full of cavities that the only option remaining for me is oral surgery.
    My dentist and oral surgeon both tell me that's its caused by a combination of my prescriptions and the diabetes. Believe me when I tell you that I brush and floss 2 to 3 times a day.
    It is so recurrent that when I call the oral surgeon to set up an appointment, the reception staff know my voice and call me by my first name.
    I was wondering if anyone else is having the same problems. I've been told there is nothing that a good set of dentures won't cure. I guess that means my teeth are terminal, and that's a better prognosis than the doctor telling me that I'm terminal.
    Pastor Paul Paul, I lost my lower teeth in 1977 from gum disease and my upper teeth were extracted in 1985. I had so much poison running through my body with the bad teeth setting in my mouth. I was just a teenager when I learned that my bottom teeth had to go. At that age, it was very embarrassing but it was out of my hands. It wasn't hard to say good bye to the teeth because of all the health problems that they were causing. I lost alot of weight and was downright unhealthy. I tipped the scales at 90 lbs. I am now at the point where I have lost so much of my bone ridge that I will need to have some type of implants put in within the next few years. Trying to keep teeth that are chipped and broken can be very expensive with no guarantees of how long they will last. You will feel much better overall and will be able to eat all the foods that you might be missing out on. Having dentures are no big deal, they do take a little while to get used to. Good luck.

  3. maureen williams

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by righteousdude2
    The last two years have been filled with losing one tooth after another. My front teeth are doing well, but, everything else is either breaking apart when I bite down on food (even pasta and bread), or, they're so full of cavities that the only option remaining for me is oral surgery.
    My dentist and oral surgeon both tell me that's its caused by a combination of my prescriptions and the diabetes. Believe me when I tell you that I brush and floss 2 to 3 times a day.
    It is so recurrent that when I call the oral surgeon to set up an appointment, the reception staff know my voice and call me by my first name.
    I was wondering if anyone else is having the same problems. I've been told there is nothing that a good set of dentures won't cure. I guess that means my teeth are terminal, and that's a better prognosis than the doctor telling me that I'm terminal.
    Pastor Paul Paul - I too have been having ongoing problems with my teeth since my sugar levels became uncontrolable about a year ago. I'm now on insulin, the levels have improved, but like you bits of my teeth break off and crevices are opening up in my molars. Loads of fillings, some extractions and crowns. I do look after my teeth, but wonder if all this is the result of YEARS of high sugar levels before effective medical attention. What's your view?
    MAUREEN

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