If your initial question is, “Can teeth even be fractured?” the answer is yes! In addition to bones, teeth can also break. A bad fall, an accident, a fight, contact sports, or even severe decay can result in tooth fracture. It can range from a minor chip to a fracture affecting the pulp or internal core of the tooth and then to a complete rupture involving the entire tooth. The location of the crack and how far it spreads towards the root will determine how the broken tooth is treated and how successful that is.
Your dentist will do a composite or tooth-colored restoration if there is only a minor fracture or chip you are concerned about cosmetically, whether it is to a front tooth or anything visible when you smile. When using this treatment method, you don’t need to worry about anything because it is painless and simple to complete. If the damage is minor, a tooth may even be able to heal itself through a process known as remineralization using the minerals in our saliva and mouth.

To prevent the crack from spreading, a root canal procedure, also known as RCT or Root Canal Therapy, must be performed if the damage or fracture has reached the tooth’s pulp or central core. The tooth must then be covered with a cap or crown. Even though the tooth is no longer alive or functional, this therapy will preserve its appearance and functionality.
The broken tooth must be pulled and replaced with a cap, crown, implant, or denture if the break has extended below the gum line, below the level of treatment, and has divided your tooth into two or more pieces
Do not scrub or attempt to clean a fractured tooth with water if it is unclean or muddy or if the entire tooth has been knocked out or shattered. To prevent the root from drying out, hold the tooth’s crown while gently cleaning it with milk and inserting it back into the socket, on the side of the cheek, or into a tiny container with milk or saline solution. Bring this with you when you visit the dentist. In this procedure, time is importance.

Regarding the recovery of the cracked and treated tooth, a tooth crack is repairable but does not fully recover the way a bone does. The best chance of keeping your tooth is early and rapid treatment, stopping further damage and infection. After the procedure, you can experience soreness and pain, but these side effects should subside and return to normal in a few days.

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