Are you dealing with a cracked tooth? This is basically a condition that involves a crack running from the tooth biting surface all the way down to the root. In some cases, it may surpass the gum wall and enter the root.
There are multiple reasons why a tooth may crack. These include:
- Teeth grinding pressure
- Biting or chewing on hard foods like hard candy, nuts or ice
- Large fillings that may affect the tooth structure and integrity
- Injuries to the jaw or mouth area, e.g. those resulting from a vehicular accident or sports activity
- Natural aging