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What is a moderate tooth fracture?

A moderate tooth fracture is a crack or break that damages one of the tooth's three layers: the outside enamel, the dentin, and the pulp, which is the center of the tooth that houses the nerves and blood vessels. You may be able to save your tooth if you sustain a moderate tooth fracture. A tooth might be repaired if the pulp is not damaged irreversibly; a crown or root canal might be a solution. If bleeding occurs during the moderate tooth fracture, do your best to manage it and see a dentist or go to the emergency room immediately.

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