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Cracked Tooth

Cracked Tooth - Causes and Risk Factors

Cracked Tooth - Diagnosis

Why does a cracked tooth hurt?
Cracks confined to the enamel (outer hard layer of tooth) do not have symptoms. However, when the crack has extended into dentine (inner hard layer), chewing can cause micro-movement and changes in the pulp (inner core) resulting in pulpal irritation.

Cracks are pathways for bacteria to enter, leading to infection of the pulp and its surrounding tissues. Over time, the pulp can become irreversibly damaged and the tooth can hurt spontaneously even when not in function. In such instances, root canal treatment will be required.

Cracked Tooth - Preparing for surgery

Cracked Tooth - Post-surgery care

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