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Causes and Risk Factors for Tooth Fractures

Broken or fractured teeth are those that have cracks, chips, or fractures from trauma, decay, or biting on hard objects, among other causes. When chewing or biting, this may cause discomfort, sensitivity, and even pain.

 

A cracked or fractured tooth indicates that the enamel, the tooth’s strong outer coating, has been weakened, exposing the inner layers, which are softer and more sensitive. This may also result in infection, which, if unchecked, may wreak more harm on the tooth and its surrounding tissues.

 

Several factors, such as the following, can result in cracked or fractured teeth:

 

Trauma: Your teeth could break or crack if you take a hit to the face or mouth.

 

Tooth decay: If cavities are not treated, they may damage the tooth’s structure and increase its susceptibility to fracture.

 

Biting on hard items, such as ice or hard candies, can also fracture or break teeth. This includes using your teeth to open packages.

Diagnosing Broken or Fractured Teeth

You should seek dental care as soon as you can if you think you may have a broken or fractured tooth. Depending on the severity of the fracture, your dentist can assess the amount of the damage and propose the best course of action, which may include a filling, crown, or extraction. In some instances, root canal therapy may be required to cure infections or repair teeth that have suffered damage.

 

In conclusion, cracked or broken teeth can be painful and uncomfortable, and they need to be treated right once by a dental professional in order to avoid further harm and to restore oral health.

Is it possible to salvage a cracked tooth using a root canal?

Teeth can develop several different sorts of cracks, some of which are more serious than others. The prognosis for the cracks that alarm us is typically poor, but every situation is different. We can give you a clearer picture of the prognosis for your tooth based on the location and size of the crack.

 

Tooth cracks can’t be fixed, unfortunately. However, root canal therapy can ease any painful signs and symptoms and increase the broken tooth’s life expectancy. However, the tooth may still need to be extracted in the future due to the structural integrity damage.

 

Contact our reputable endodontist right away if you have a fractured tooth. We will thoroughly examine your tooth and inform you of your options for treatment as well as the long-term outlook for your tooth.

 

What are the reasons
behind cracked teeth?

There are several factors that can lead to cracked teeth, including:

tooth gnashing

using too much stress on a specific tooth

large fillings that compromise the integrity of teeth

Continuing tooth decay

receiving wounds to the face, head, or mouth as a result of accidents or injuries sustained when playing sports.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast
Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast
Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast

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