Cracked Teeth: A Frustrating Phenomenon for Dentist and Patient is organized by Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) and will be held from Jan 23, 2017 - Jan 23, 2020. This Conference has been approved for a maximum of 1.5 Credit Hours.
The goal for this presentation is to review the diagnosis and treatment planning of longitudinal fractures, specifically cracked tooth and vertical fractures. Understand why this is a frustrating phenomenon for dentist and patients. The diagnosis of cracked teeth has historically been symptom based. The dental operating microscope can fundamentally change a clinician’s ability to diagnose this condition. A cracked tooth presents complex symptoms characterized by sensitivity to certain biting pressures and, often, cold stimuli. The diagnosis is extremely difficult, because the etiology is an incomplete, often minute fracture that is frequently hidden from view by a restoration or by the gingiva.
• Describe the variables that lead the clinician to suspect a cracked tooth.
• Identify the steps for crack detection.
• Dental assistants will be able to describe the different crack types.
• Discuss the realities of cracked tooth diagnosis and possible treatments.
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