What is a minor tooth fracture?

Minor tooth fractures can be easily treated by a dentist. Sometimes, minor fractures do not need to be treated if they do not cause pain. A dentist may recommend a filling to restore the tooth and prevent further breakage. Minor tooth fractures might occur from eating hard foods, playing sports, or osteoporosis (a disease of bone loss). This is why frequent visits to your dentist are isimportant. Your dentist examines your teeth closely and can detect these small cracks and treat them before they develop.

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