Cracked teeth can be painful. And sometimes a tooth with a crack can have no symptoms. Your molars and premolars are very susceptible to cracks or fractures because they absorb most of the chewing forces. Depending on the crack location and depth the result may be a catastrophe. You may loose your tooth! A cracked tooth can be disastrous because it can include emotional, financial and functional concerns.
The question is: could your tooth crack have been recognized by your dentist? And could your dentist have predicted the outcome and given you choices in order to avoid a dental catastrophe? Dr. Daniels a Sedona dentist has experience in understanding the cracked tooth origin, etiology, cracked tooth symptoms and treatment options.
Cracked teeth are a common occurrence. We see cracks each day in our care of our patients who visit us from Sedona and Cottonwood. Diagnosing cracks, teeth with fractures and treatment planning them for tooth longevity is critical in helping our patients maintain their teeth.
The American Association of Endodontists has identified five types of tooth cracks. These types are:
Vertical root fracture