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A 60-year-old male asked:

have had 3 teeth removed over the years. why is it that each dentist said, "you have a cracked tooth" and they seemed somewhat confused when said?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Cracked tooth: Unlike teeth with obvious fractures, teeth with cracked tooth syndrome usually have fractures that are too small to be detected on X-rays and very difficult diagnose. Sometimes the fracture is below the gum line in the root area, making it even more difficult to identify. If you grind or clench your teeth, talk to your dentist about preventive treatment.
Dr. Ajay Dhankhar
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X rays: A cracked tooth does not give a clear picture on the x rays. The diagnosis is based on clinical experience & diagnostics. You should seek preventative therapy from your dentist so you do not crack other teeth in the future. Yes it can be prevented.
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if a cracked tooth is savable the treatment usually involves Root Canal & Crown in many cases which is more expensive than extraction.
Oct 11, 2014
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Removal of a tooth without providing replacement can lead to shifting of teeth, changes in occlusion, and mandate replacement/repairs that are more expensive than root canal/crown.
Oct 11, 2014

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