cracked tooth syndrome


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A toothache secondary to a tooth fracture, not associated with a cavity or periodontal disease
Aetiology Chewing or biting hard objects—e.g., hard candies, pencils, nuts, ice, unpopped popcorn kernels, etc.
Diagnosis Fracture seen by painting a special dye on tooth or by low-power light microscopy
Treatment Crown; if needed, root canal
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crack·ed tooth syn·drome

(krakt tūth sin'drōm)
Transient acute pain that is difficult to locate and experienced occasionally while chewing. Usually a vertical crack or split in the tooth extends across a marginal ridge through the crown and into the root, involving the pulp. Cracked teeth may be identified using transilluminated light or disclosing dyes.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

crack·ed tooth syn·drome

(krakt tūth sin'drōm)
Transient acute dental pain that is difficult to locate and is experienced occasionally while chewing. Usually a vertical crack or split in the tooth extends across a marginal ridge through the crown and into the root, involving the pulp. Cracked teeth may be identified by clinicians by using transilluminated light or disclosing dyes. Pain is usually perceived when palpated; under pressure the tooth segments move independently.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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