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Has your dentist told you that you have cracked tooth syndrome? If so, Dr. Ronald D. Walker and our dental team are happy to help you know a little more about the dental problem and what it means. Cracked tooth syndrome is a tooth crack that is too small to see on dental X-rays and dental exams. Sometimes it’s also a crack that is under the gum tissue or in a place that is difficult to identify.

When you suffer cracked tooth syndrome, you likely feel pain when biting into food or when your cracked tooth is exposed to hot and cold temperatures. Typically, the pain will be off and on. Unfortunately, there are many things that could cause cracked tooth syndrome, like bruxism (grinding your teeth), a misaligned bite, a large filling, root canal treatment, or using your teeth as tools.

Usually, your dentist will treat cracked tooth syndrome with a dental crown or a root canal, depending on the severity of the case. If you’re interested in treating your cracked tooth syndrome in Oro Valley, Arizona, please call Dr. Ronald D. Walker, DDS today at 520-297-2511 . Our dental team is happy to assist you in any way we can, and we look forward to happily receiving your phone call!