Got a cracked tooth? Well, it is a very commonly encountered complaint in dental practice. Biting onto hard food items of a sudden fall can result in a crooked tooth. Depending on the severity of the damage, there are various treatment options available for the treatment of such teeth. Let us have a look at the top 5 options:
Types of cracked teeth and their management
Habits such as biting nails and grinding teeth at night can cause stress in enamel resulting in craze lines.
Management: There are various tests that the dental practitioner can perform to diagnose whether the fracture is limited to enamel or has propagated to dentine.
Management: The fractured cusps can be managed with restorations or with root canal treatment followed by crown placement.
Management: The success of treatment is questionable and is its challenging to predict the outcome of treatment.
Management: In teeth with single roots, mostly extraction is done as it is not possible to save the tooth. In teeth with multiple roots, the teeth can be saved if the remaining roots are intact, the affected portion is removed followed by root canal and crown placement.
Management: Here also, the single-rooted tooth requires extraction while multirooted tooth can be sometimes saved.