Article: Volume 47 Number 6 Page 494 - June 2020

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  Dent Update 2020; 47: 494-499

Restorative dentistry:  Cracked Tooth Syndrome Diagnosis Part 1: Integrating the Old with the New

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Abstract: This article is the first of a two-part series on cracked tooth syndrome (CTS). It seeks to aid the clinician in understanding the pathogenesis and clinical features of the condition and review established and new diagnostic tests that will allow greater confidence and predictability in diagnosing teeth with CTS.

Clinical relevance: This article gives the clinician greater confidence and predictability in diagnosing teeth with CTS.

Author notes: Oliver Bailey, BDS(Hons), MFDS RCSEd, PGCert Implant, FHEA, Clinical Fellow, Newcastle University School of Dental Sciences; GDP North East and John Whitworth, BChD(Hons), PhD, FDS RCS, FDS RCS(Rest), Professor of Endodontology, Newcastle University School of Dental Sciences, Framlington Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4BW, UK.

Objective: To explain the pathogenesis and clinical features of cracked tooth syndrome (CTS) and review established and new diagnostic tests.

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