Cracked tooth syndrome occurs when a tooth has a crack that’s too small to show up on X-rays, or is under the gum and challenging to identify. It appears most often on molars.
Signs & Symptoms
Most people experience cracked tooth syndrome as pain or discomfort when biting into food, or when teeth are exposed to hot or cold temperatures. The pain or discomfort won’t be constant, as with a cavity. Cause As with many conditions in the mouth, there’s no one reason for cracked tooth syndrome. However, some common causes include People who grind or clench their teeth The way a person's teeth come together it can put too much pressure on one tooth, causing the tooth to crack Teeth with large fillings Teeth that have undergone root canal treatment