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Tooth cracks may not show up on radiographs,[1,10,12,13,14,15] since X-ray photons passing through a radiolucent fracture plane also pass through extensive amounts of radiopaque healthy tooth structure. A tooth may be cracked if it shows, on a radiograph, a large peri-apical radiolucency that is contiguous with a furcation, or an entire root surrounded by a radiolucency.[10,16,17]

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Cracked teeth are often asymptomatic. The pain symptoms that cracked teeth can show are not uniquely associated with cracked teeth but can occur with other causes of tooth pain, such as caries, pulpal pathology, or periodontal disease. Percussion sensitivity, if present, could indicate that the tooth has an irreversible pulpitis or an abscess, which may be associated with a crack. A cracked tooth may not exhibit temperature sensitivity if the crack has caused pulpal necrosis or exhibit sharp pain if a patient occludes on a rubber wheel placed on a suspected cracked cusp.[18] The only consistent sign of a cracked tooth is the existence of a fracture plane within the tooth.

Cuspal fractures can be caused by forces put on existing restorations during masticatory cycles; these forces stress the stress planes located apical to the cusps that retain the restorations.[32,40] With an amalgam, the preparation axial walls converge toward the occlusal, so occlusally directed forces on the restoration stress the cuspal stress planes. The walls of an inlay preparation diverge toward the occlusal, so apically directed forces stress the cuspal stress planes. If the dentist removes the restoration and observes the dried preparation surface, the dentist may observe a crack line located at what was previously the apical-lateral aspect of the restoration [Figure 7].

Cuspal fracture planes can develop inside a tooth without showing visible crack lines on the external surface of the tooth, if the fracture plane is subgingival, or if the fracture plane has not expanded enough in area to reach the external tooth surface [Figure 9]. A dentist may not treat such a tooth due to inability to locate a crack line,[41,42] and the tooth may feel sensitive for a long time; later, a cusp may break off, and the sensitivity may consequently end. The diagnosis of a crack in a tooth with no visible crack line requires presumption, and the patient's conviction of which tooth is sensitive. Cementing an orthodontic band[41,43,44,45] on such a tooth aids in the diagnosis if doing so eventually reduces the discomfort.

A radiograph of a maxillary molar that contains minimal remaining coronal tooth structure that can help to retain the large mesial-occlusal-distal restoration. The remaining tooth structure is under higher stress levels from retaining the restoration. Part of the distal aspect of the remaining tooth structure fractured, showing that the remaining tooth structure is not strong enough to retain this direct restoration without developing cracks

A dentist may be tempted to drill out a crack line until the dentist has reached healthy tooth structure, and then place a direct restoration, to seal the tooth structure. However, a crown may be needed to prevent the original causes of the crack from causing further crack propagation.[65] Drilling into a fracture plane by following a crack line theoretically should not substantially reduce the structural stability of the tooth, since tooth structure along a fracture plane is not chemically bonded and therefore does not help to bind the tooth together. Such crack line drilling should be done with a thin bur to ensure a conservative, narrow drilling width that preserves dentin, with microscopes ensuring that the dentist does not drill past the apical extent of the fracture plane.

Microscopes facilitate observation of microscopic crack lines that may show minimal color contrasts against a desiccated tooth surface [Figure 12], without needing trans-illumination or dyes to observe crack lines. Microscopically precise tactile sensation permits verification of a crack by associating the tactile sensation of an explorer tip falling into a cleft with the microscopic point on a crack line where the tip is located. Microscopes permit detecting microscopic amounts of debris in the cleft,[5] or microscopic differences, in the respective directions of movement, of separate tooth structures shifting independently of one another around a cleft [Figure 13]. Stripping a microscopically thin layer from a surface with a deep craze line may reveal uncracked underlying tooth structure, indicating that the crack is superficial.

Microscopes permit accurate visual estimation of the steepness of cuspal inclines, and allow precise observation of where a pointy lingual plunger cusp occludes into an opposing tooth, and observation if a microscopic crack line is developing around this contact area. Microscopic amounts of chalky white or beige discoloration underneath a cusp can be indicative of caries under the cusp, which sometimes can be overlying a fracture plane. Microscopes facilitate observing microscopic gaps or elevations of restoration margins, which may indicate cracks. Microscopes improve the ability to understand the dimensions of foreshortened surfaces. This facilitates observing a marginal ridge crack from an occlusal viewing vantage point, to assess how closely to the gingiva the crack has propagated.

Using microscopes and co-axial illumination, a dentist may drill an exploratory column through a crack line, to observe the depth at which the crack line disappears, or to assess if the crack line extends into the pulp chamber roof. Sometimes, such exploratory drilling may be necessary to allow a dentist to discover that an asymptomatic tooth has a fracture plane that extends into the pulp chamber. Discovering this allows a dentist to diagnose that this asymptomatic tooth has a necrotic nerve. Although such exploratory drilling is not necessarily superior to thermal, and electric pulp testing for diagnosing a necrotic nerve, such exploratory drilling may be a useful diagnostic adjunct if the thermal and electric pulp testing results are inconclusive.

The First Step Act requires the Attorney General to develop a risk and needs assessment system to be used by BOP to assess the recidivism risk and criminogenic needs of all federal prisoners and to place prisoners in recidivism reducing programs and productive activities to address their needs and reduce this risk. Under the act, the system provides guidance on the type, amount, and intensity of recidivism reduction programming and productive activities to which each prisoner is assigned, including information on which programs prisoners should participate in based on their criminogenic needs. The system also provides guidance on how to group, to the extent practicable, prisoners with similar risk levels together in recidivism reduction programming and housing assignments.

The First Step Act also expands the Second Chance Act. Per the FSA, BOP developed guidance for wardens of prisons and community-based facilities to enter into recidivism-reducing partnerships with nonprofit and other private organizations, including faith-based and community-based organizations to deliver recidivism reduction programming.

Eligible inmates can earn time credits towards pre-release custody. Offenses that make inmates ineligible to earn time credits are generally categorized as violent, or involve terrorism, espionage, human trafficking, sex and sexual exploitation; additionally excluded offenses are a repeat felon in possession of firearm, or high-level drug offenses. For more details, refer to the complete list of disqualifying offenses. These ineligible inmates can earn other benefits, as prescribed by BOP, for successfully completing recidivism reduction programming.

Additionally, inmates who successfully complete recidivism reduction programming and productive activities can earn time credits that will qualify them for placement in prerelease custody (i.e., home confinement or a Residential Reentry Center).

Also included is a prohibition against the use of solitary confinement for juvenile delinquents in federal custody. (BOP does not house juveniles in its facilities but its contracts comply with this aspect of the FSA.)

Retroactivity of the Fair Sentencing Act The FSA made the provisions of the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-220) retroactive so that currently incarcerated offenders who received longer sentences for possession of crack cocaine than they would have received if sentenced for possession of the same amount of powder cocaine before the enactment of the Fair Sentencing Act can submit a petition in federal court to have their sentences reduced.

It was recently found in Vancouver that crack use declined once crack pipes started being distributed. Not only does providing pipes not encourage crack use, but now people are less frequently cutting and burning their lips/mouths, and pipe sharing has been reduced, thus reducing the risk of disease transmission (and subsequent costs of related medical visits and care).

The BC survey found that people who were younger, female and had completed at least a high school education were more likely to support harm reduction. Those who resided in the Fraser Health region were less likely to support harm reduction but even here 69% supported it. Targeting messages towards segments of the population who may have misconceptions about harm reduction may help gain further support for services that improve the health of, and reduce stigma towards, people who use drugs. Messages should inform the public that harm reduction has economic and health benefits and helps individuals, families and communities to be safer and healthier. Studies and experience has repeatedly found harm reduction programs do not promote illegal drug use but, in fact, decrease use and increase access to drug treatment programs. Platforms such as the media, city council meetings, and community forums should be utilized to share this information and bring awareness of the benefits of harm reduction services to all British Columbians.


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