Cracked tooth syndrome is the term that refers to an incomplete fracture of a vital posterior tooth that involves the dentin and occasionally extends into the pulp.
This patient from Outremont came to Prisma Dentistes with this condition and had the following symptoms:
- Discomfort to chewing
- Sensitivity to hot and cold
- Pain that came and went
Dr. Lechner treated this patient. He cleaned the fracture line and then filled it with a composite material.
The symptoms that the patient had were gone following the treatment.
If the symptoms had persisted, a root canal treatment and a porcelain crown may have been necessary.
Before: Cracked tooth Cleaned fracture line After the filling