Cracked Tooth Syndrome

cracked tooth syndromeCracked tooth syndrome (abbreviated CTS) is a dental condition in which a partial crack extends into the dentin. It may occasionally extend to or through the pulp of a tooth.

Cracked tooth syndrome could be considered a type of dental trauma and also one of the possible causes of dental pain. One definition of cracked tooth syndrome is “a fracture plane of unknown depth and direction passing through tooth structure that, if not already involving, may progress to communicate with the pulp and/or periodontal ligament.”