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When can I return to normal activity after having a cracked tooth treated?

Your return to normal activity after having a cracked tooth fixed depends on the severity of the damage to your tooth and how complicated the treatment was. If you have a small crack in one tooth and it can be repaired in one visit to the dentist with simple smoothing or bonding, then you can return to normal activity right away.

If your tooth injury is more serious and the treatment plan is more extensive, you may need a bit longer to recover. Talk with your dentist about your individual situation, the length of your treatment plan, and your individual tolerance of dental treatments in general. After this discussion, you will have a clearer idea of when you will be able to return to normal activity.

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