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Difference between crack in tooth or cracked tooth syndrome?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Discomfort
Teeth with cracks generally do not hurt.
Teeth with cracked tooth syndrome generally hurt when biting. This makes it important to treat cracked teeth before they begin to hurt, or before they actually fracture.

In brief: Discomfort
Teeth with cracks generally do not hurt.
Teeth with cracked tooth syndrome generally hurt when biting. This makes it important to treat cracked teeth before they begin to hurt, or before they actually fracture.
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dr. Gary Lederman
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Dr. Jay Kansal
Dentistry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not much
Many teeth have cracks as you get older. Enamel is brittle and as you clench, grind, bite it causes some microfractures which eventually lead to cracks.
Cracks are not a big deal until they become deep, deep enough to reach the pulp of the tooth. Once that happens their is intense pain on biting; the tooth most often needs a root canal or extraction to solve this problem. A crown is normally rec.

In brief: Not much
Many teeth have cracks as you get older. Enamel is brittle and as you clench, grind, bite it causes some microfractures which eventually lead to cracks.
Cracks are not a big deal until they become deep, deep enough to reach the pulp of the tooth. Once that happens their is intense pain on biting; the tooth most often needs a root canal or extraction to solve this problem. A crown is normally rec.
Dr. Jay Kansal
Dr. Jay Kansal
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Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Dentistry - Cosmetic
In brief: Pain
Cracked tooth syndrome is diagnosed when there is pain on release when biting.
No pain if there is a crack.

In brief: Pain
Cracked tooth syndrome is diagnosed when there is pain on release when biting.
No pain if there is a crack.
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
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