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?
A dentistry expert would take a look at your tooth and may suggest an X-ray to get a detailed insight.
HOW IS FRACTURED TOOTH TREATED?
In most cases, treatment includes getting rid of the fractured tooth or doing a root canal if the injury is very serious. In case the injury is very minor then there is actually no surgery needed. A toothpaste along with ointments are given for application to add strength to the teeth.
DID YOU KNOW?
Sometimes, dental injuries are more common in people whose teeth are not well aligned. Using dental braces and other such procedures to treat protruding teeth will prevent dental injuries.