FAQs about Cracked Tooth Syndrome

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Do you think you may have cracked tooth syndrome? Well, you’ve found the right place! James T. Voorhees, DDS would be honored to answer all your queries. Here are some basic FAQs:

What is cracked tooth syndrome (CTS)?
Cracked tooth syndrome occurs when a tooth acquires a crack that is too small to detect on an X-ray or is present under the gum and thus tricky to find.

What are the signs of CTS?
A patient may experience tooth sensitivity or pain or discomfort when biting down.

What are the causes?
Possible instigators of the crack include teeth grinding, abnormal bites, and teeth with large fillings or root canals. Often the cause of the crack is a combination of multiple issues.

What is the diagnosis of CTS?
Since the crack is so difficult to pinpoint, many people may have CTS for months without realizing it. An oral exam, dental history, radiographs and the use of a fiber optic handpiece can all help with diagnosing this condition.

What treatments are available?
Depending on the location and severity of the fracture, Dr. James Voorhees may advise dental bonding, a crown, a root canal, or in extreme cases a tooth extraction.

If you still think you may have a cracked tooth in Lenexa, Kansas, it is indispensable that you seek help as soon as you can. Please call 913-888-2474 to book an appointment at James T. Voorhees, DDS with Dr. James Voorhees.