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Fractured tooth can be mild relating to just a minor chip off or can be more serious that will damage the internal structure and the gums. Injuries to the mouth are the most common reasons for tooth fractures. Tooth fractures may not be evident but constant and persistent toothache can be a sign of a dental injury.
HOW IS FRACTURED TOOTH DIAGNOSED?
Different tests will be performed as per dentistry to identify if the cause of toothache is a tooth fracture. X-rays are most common diagnostic tools in this case. These x rays help in also identifying the location of the fracture and the extent of damage to the tooth to devise a proper treatment plan.
HOW IS FRACTURED TOOTH TREATED?
The treatment is based on the severity of the fracture or injury. The various procedures involved are:
• Root canal
• Crowns and caps
DID YOU KNOW?
Grinding or clenching your teeth increases chances of fractured teeth