Cracked tooth. A tooth crack is an accidental injury to your tooth which may be due to trauma or general wear and tear. The symptoms range from irregular pain while chewing to sudden pain when your tooth is exposed to hot or cold food stuffs. The pain may come and go and may not be an emergency.
While cracked teeth are not completely preventable, you can take some steps to make your teeth less susceptible to cracks. Don't chew on hard objects such as ice, unpopped popcorn kernels or pens. Don't clench or grind your teeth. If you clench or grind your teeth while you sleep, talk to your dentist about getting [...]