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How do I reduce complications after having a cracked tooth treated?

Complications after the repair of a cracked tooth will depend on how much damage you have to your cracked tooth and what treatment your dentist recommends. Normally, treatment to repair a cracked tooth includes basic smoothing or bonding, or more extensive but still basic fillings or crowns. You may experience a little pain as a complication after any of these treatments simply from keeping your jaw open or having the actual work done.

Sometimes a crack in the root of the tooth is hard to diagnose. The cracked tooth on the surface may be treated, but the crack in the root was unnoticed. A more serious complication after treatment of a cracked tooth may occur if this deeper crack develops into an infection that can affect the surrounding bone and gum.

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