A tooth fracture is defined by a tooth breaking above the gumline and a portion of it completely separating. The severity of fracture depends on the depth of tooth structure exposed. This often occurs as the result of trauma or impact to the face and mouth.
When a tooth has fractured deep enough to expose the inner pulp and nerve tissue, it creates complications that leave the tooth highly prone to infection and at a high risk of loss if not treated promptly.
As part of the diagnostic process, typically your doctor will take a series of x-rays of the area to verify additional injury beyond what is visible has not occurred.
It is important to seek treatment for a fractured tooth immediately to provide the best likelihood that your doctor can preserve your tooth. Treatment varies depending on the location and severity of the fracture- your doctor will discuss options with you that provide the best likelihood of restoring your damaged tooth to its optimal appearance and function.
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