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what is the definition or description of: cracked tooth syndrome?

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Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
Cosmetic Dentistry 33 years experience
Breaking tooth.: Cracked tooth syndrome is the name for a condition where a tooth has a portion of it that is cracking and separating from the rest of it. The symptoms usually will be pain when chewing foods of a particular consistency and possibly, but not always, sensitivity to cold things.
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 43 years experience
Pain with biting: Cracked tooth syndrome is the name we give any tooth that hurts when you bit on it and regularly does this. It does have to be diagnosed to make sure no other reason is causing pain. Cts can be with a tooth that has a large filling, small filling and even no filling. Know that when it hurts to bite down or eat on that tooth you may be the proud owner of a tooth that will only get worse.
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 29 years experience
Pain when chewing: If your tooth gives you intense pain when chewing, you may have a cracked tooth. Cracks or fractures in teeth will show on x-rays, but not always. An experienced dentist can diagnose this without x-rays. If your dentist is not sure, an endodontist and/or oral surgeon can aid in the diagnosis.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 18 years experience
I agree with this answer 100%
Dec 2, 2012
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
CT Syndrome: Cracked tooth syndrome refers to a situation where the patient complains of intermittent pain on biting or chewing although there is no obvious clinical or radiographic indications as to cause. It is a diagnosis based merely on those symptoms. Occasionally there is pain on releasing the biting pressure rather than on biting down which tends to substantiate the diagnosis.
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Incomplete crack.: Cracked tooth syndrome is caused by a partial crack in a tooth under a cusp. It is mostly associated with amalgam metal fillings. The textbook symptom is pain on biting.The worst pain on release. As the cusp flexes the crack opens up and is filled in with fluid form the tooth. When the pressure is released the crack slams shut and the pressure of the fluid being forced out of the crack = pain.

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