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Do you suspect you may have cracked tooth syndrome—or do you simply want to know what it is? If so, you’ve found the right place! Eby Family Dental would be delighted to answer all your queries. Here are some frequently asked questions and their answers:

What is cracked tooth syndrome (CTS)?

Cracked tooth syndrome begins when a tooth acquires a crack that is too small to detect on an X-ray or which is there under the gums and is thus difficult to find.

What are the signs of CTS?

Your teeth may be sensitive to hot and cold or you may feel discomfort when biting down.

What are the causes?

These may include teeth grinding, abnormal bites, and teeth with large fillings or root canals. Often it is a combination of multiple issues.

What is the diagnosis of CTS?

Since the crack is so small and the symptoms mirror other oral conditions, many people may have CTS for months without realizing it. An oral exam, dental history, radiographs and the use of a fiber optic handpiece can all help with diagnosis.

What treatments are available?

The location and severity of the fracture may mean that Dr. Stacey Eby may advise dental bonding, a crown, a root canal, or in extreme cases, a tooth extraction.

If you have a cracked tooth in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, it is crucial that you seek help as soon as you can. Please call 920-563-2928 to book an appointment at Eby Family Dental with Dr. Stacey Eby.