Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Fractured Tooth Overview

Another name for Fractured Tooth is Dental Fracture.

What is a dental fracture?
A person with a dental fracture has a broken tooth. Dental fractures involve the deeper portion of the tooth, known as the dentin. Fractures that disrupt the dentin are at risk for infection. Dental fractures that bleed disrupt the tooth pulp, which can reduce the blood supply to the tooth and results in loss of the tooth.

What are the symptoms of a dental fracture?
Symptoms of dental fracture include chipped tooth, bleeding or broken tooth, and dental pain.

How does the doctor treat a dental fracture?
Treatment of dental fractures may include tooth repair or dental extraction and antibiotics.

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Last Updated: Aug 18, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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