What is cracked tooth syndrome

Cracked Tooth Syndrome / Crown Infraction or Caries?

The English term "cracked tooth syndrome" describes the incomplete fracture of a tooth, the crown infraction. It is a crack or crack in the tooth that is either limited to the tooth crown or includes the root. Teeth that show an infraction have for the most part already been filled with fillings. The posterior teeth of the lower jaw (molars) are often affected because they are exposed to high pressure when chewing. Diagnosing an infraction is often difficult. Most of the time, the cracks are so fine that they are barely visible to the naked eye. A classic symptom is the onset of pain after biting a hard object. This can be easily tested by the dentist. You can also try to make the crack visible with dye. Factors that additionally increase the risk of an infraction are parafunctions - grinding and pressing - as well as occlusal trauma and incorrect loading. An infraction can also occur in the weakened tooth during dental treatment. For infraction therapy, it is first necessary to prevent the crack from progressing by splinting the tooth. A final restoration of the tooth must then be carried out using a partial crown or crown in order to adequately protect it from a complete fracture. Ceramic inlays can also offer sufficient stability. If an infraction spreads to the pulp (tooth pulp), this can cause pulpitis. It is also possible that the affected tooth will then undergo a root canal treatment. Kind regards from Heidelberg.

Answer from: 2016-12-02 18:21:08