Cracked Teeth

What Is a Cracked Tooth?

There are various degrees of cracks in teeth. Some cracks are superficial in nature, commonly referred to as craze lines, and usually require no treatment. Some cracks can extend deeper into the tooth, in which case, leads to a variety of symptoms. The most common symptoms with cracked teeth include thermal sensitivity and biting pain. If a crack is left untreated, bacteria will penetrate the crack and ultimately cause an infection. Cracks need to be carefully evaluated to determine if and what type of treatment is indicated.