Wisdom tooth Other area Cracked Tooth Consequence: Pulpal irritation, sharp pain in affected tooth, bacterial infection of pulp and surrounding tissues | National Dental Centre Singapore
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Cracked Tooth

Cracked Tooth - Causes and Risk Factors

Cracked Tooth - Diagnosis

Cracked Tooth - Preparing for surgery

Cracked Tooth - Other Information

What are the consequences of cracks?


Chewing on a cracked tooth can cause micro-movement of the affected fragments and changes in the dentine and pulp resulting in pulpal irritation. It is the release of biting pressure on the affected tooth that causes the sharp pain experienced by some patients. Over time, the pulp becomes irreversibly damaged and the tooth will hurt consistently even when not in function. Cracks are also pathways for bacteria ingress leading to infection of the pulp and its surrounding tissues.

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