How Does The Dentist Diagnose The Cracked Teeth

A cracked tooth is not always easy to diagnose. Usually dentists use the following methods to diagnose the cracked teeth:
If the crack is not visible, the dentist will try to make a diagnosis by asking the patient about their dental history and present symptoms they are having.
The dentist will then examine the teeth and may use dental binocular loupes to help identify the cracks.
They may also use a pointed instrument called a dental explorer that grabs on any rough, cracked edges on the surface of the teeth.
Dental dyes can also make cracks more visible.
During the examination, the dentist will check for signs of inflammation in the gums, as cracks in the teeth tend to irritate the gums. They may also ask the person to bite down on something and try to find the source of the pain.
The dentist may also take an X-ray of the teeth with portable dental x ray machine. X-rays do not always show where cracks are formed, but they can reveal problems in the pulp. If the pulp of the tooth does not look healthy, this may indicate a crack.