Cracked Teeth

Cracked teeth demonstrate many types of symptoms, including pain when chewing and temperature sensitivity. It is also common for pain to come and go, making it difficult to diagnose the cause of discomfort.

Chewing on a tooth that is fractured can cause microscopic movement along the crack line leading to inflammation of the nerve space in the center of the tooth. The pain may start with mild chewing discomfort and can eventually lead to severe temperature sensitivity, or the tooth may hurt even when you are not chewing. Tooth fractures can lead to infection of the root canal space, which can spread to the surrounding bone and gingiva.

An endodontic examination with x-rays and CBCT scan can detect many of these fractures and provide treatment options to alleviate the pain.