Dealing A Cracked Tooth Pain

Dealing A Cracked Tooth Pain

When the cusp of the tooth cracks and starts flexing while biting, it may cause sharp pain. This is called cracked tooth pain. Sometimes the sharp pain will only occur occasionally when the cusp is bitten at just the right angle. Often cold, hot or sweets will also cause the sharp pain by seeping into the crack. Cracked tooth syndrome is corrected by putting a crown over and around the tooth to hold the tooth together. If left untreated, the cusp will eventually fracture, causing the possible need for root canal therapy or even extraction.