Tooth fractures can range from minor (involving chipping of the outer tooth layers called enamel and dentin) to severe (involving vertical, diagonal, or horizontal fractures of the tooth and/or root). The tooth may be painful while eating certain foods or while biting in a specific way. One may not feel a constant ache, like it would on cavity or abscess, but the tooth may be more sensitive to cold temperatures.
HOW IS FRACTURED TOOTH DIAGNOSED?
The actual diagnosis of the Fractured Tooth condition has to involve a subjective and objective examination by the dentist. Periodontal probing and radiographic examination can also be resorted to in the final diagnosis of the condition before treatment.
HOW IS FRACTURED TOOTH TREATED?
Serious tooth fracture may need a special course of dental treatment involving a root canal treatment along with removal of the tooth and having a denture instead. In case of minor chip-offs, some basic cosmetic dentistry will help.
DID YOU KNOW?
Grinding or clenching your teeth increases chances of fractured teeth