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Cracks In Tooth

Cracks in a tooth occur due to various causes. The causes are extreme pressure from teeth grinding, a large filling, biting hard foods, injury to the teeth, changes in temperature, and aging. Cracks can appear as craze lines, fractured cusp, split tooth, vertical root fracture, and fracture extending beyond the gum line. The symptoms are tooth pain, sensitivity to hot and cold foods, and swelling. It is treated by placing a crown, bonding, root canal treatment, or extraction.

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What is the treatment for sharp cracked tooth?

Query: Hello doctor,The tooth is sharp and cracked. It is leaving a space in the mouth. What is the treatment?  Read Full »

Dr. Divya Banu M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to How are you doing? I saw the image, but it is not clear (attachment removed to protect patient identity). But, based on how much ever I could appreciate, it seems you have deep caries in your first molar and to some extent nearby second premolar too. The crack or sharp...  Read Full »

How to treat a cracked tooth?

Query: Hello doctor, While trying to disassemble a monitor, I accidentally hit myself in the face with the base of the monitor. Later, I noticed that my lateral incisor had a crack and the very top of the tooth had chipped off. Based on the research it seems like it is just a craze line. About half of the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Prerna Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Looking at the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and with your history, it seems that it is an impact trauma with incisal fracture. To confirm that the fracture has not extended to the root of the tooth we must do an x-ray (IOPA - intraoral periap...  Read Full »

Does a mild crack in the premolar above the gum line require root canal treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, My first premolar at the bottom row on the right side has a little indent or crack right above the gum line. Is this cause for concern? I just noticed it, and it does not hurt. I am just worried about the state and strength of my tooth. I currently take Steroids for allergies like Apo...  Read Full »

Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and the attached image (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I am very sorry for the inconvenience caused. As a Specialist, I am here to help you. It is a Cervical Abrasion and not precisely a crack. Kindly let me know whether ...  Read Full »

What causes black cracks in teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, While looking at my teeth the other day, I noticed what looked like cracks in my molar teeth  (2nd from the back) on either side. Recently, I went to the dentist for a cleaning and also was complaining about sensitive teeth to both hot and cold. On both these teeth, I have a bit of ...  Read Full »

Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to First of all thank God that you met a good endodontist who diagnosed the right problem. Secondly, through all your case history it is evident that you are having a chronic habit of clenching your jaws that is called 'bruxism' in medical terms. What happens in it is, due t...  Read Full »

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