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How long will I be off work if I am having treatment for a cracked tooth?

The amount of time that you may need to be off work for treatment of a cracked tooth depends of the extent of your damage and the specific treatment plan. If you have a very slight crack that can be repaired with a simple polishing or bonding, then you should be able to complete the repair in one office visit.

If the crack is so severe that it is in the root of your tooth, the treatment schedule will be longer and will take more time. Talk with your dentist about your treatment schedule and ask about any extended hours he or she may offer. This can help you manage the treatment so it will not affect your productivity at work.

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