How serious is a cracked tooth?

A cracked tooth can range from being a minor crack to a severe fracture. Minor cracks may not be serious and cause minimal pain, while more significant fractures can be quite serious and require urgent dental care. The seriousness of a cracked tooth will depend on the type and extent of the damage. If there is only a small crack, the damage may be minor and usually not require treatment. However, if the fracture is more severe, it can lead to significant pain and the need for more intensive treatment such as root canal therapy. It is important to get a cracked tooth evaluated by a dentist to determine what type of treatment is necessary. Prompt diagnosis and treatment can help to protect the tooth from further damage, reduce pain, and prevent infection. If left untreated, a cracked tooth can eventually lead to tooth loss. Therefore, it is important to get any suspected cracked teeth evaluated and treated as soon as possible.

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