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What tooth fractures are most serious?

Tooth fractures can involve the root, crown, or both. In more serious cases, the pulp may be exposed. See a dentist immediately;take any tooth fragments to the dentist.

Less serious fractures are small cracks in the enamel. Sometimes, these small fractures do not cause pain or sensitivity, but they may  become larger. This is why seeing your dentist regularly is important, since he or she can detect small fractures while they are still small.
The ones that render the tooth non-savable.

If the fracture is very far below the gumline or splits the tooth in half, that will indicate a non-savable tooth.

If the fracture is just below the gumline, there may be a good chance of saving the tooth.

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