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?
Diagnosis of fractured tooth is very difficult to diagnose, as it may not appear in an X-ray. Dentists may conduct a complete dental examination and consider your dental history for diagnosis. X-rays and fiber optic handpieces are useful in detecting fractured tooth
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?
Trauma to the face or teeth can be caused by auto accidents, falls, and injury from a variety of sports, such as football, hockey, soccer, volleyball, basketball, and baseball.