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What are possible complications of a broken tooth?

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  • ADe Vizio, DMD, Dentistry, answered on behalf of Colgate
    Sometimes when the tooth is broken, complications may arise. Bacteria can make their way into the break and cause an infection, called an abscess. An abscess is a serious condition that needs to be treated right away.

    If a baby tooth is broken, depending on the extent of the break, it could affect the permanent tooth spacing when it comes in.
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