Did this cracked tooth have a root canal? Did the dentist mention if the nerve/pulp of the tooth was close? Did you traumatize the tooth by falling or hitting something against your face? Does your bite feel normal? Did you have a new x-ray taken? Has your bite been checked again to make sure the occlusion is acceptable?
These are some of the possibilities for a diagnosis:
- Cracked tooth below the gum into the bone
- Need for root canal – nerve involvement
- TMJ issues
- Infection/decay in tooth
- Infection in the bone
I would suggest seeing a Periodontist for a complete evaluation ASAP.