How will a cracked tooth be treated? The treatment and outcome for a cracked tooth depends on the type, location and extent of the crack. Not all teeth are amenable to treatment. Split teeth are almost always doomed for failure. Your endodontist is the best person to advise you on the appropriate treatment.
Usually, there will be a need to stabilise or splint the tooth with a band to prevent further progression of the cracks. Endodontic or root canal treatment is often necessary if there is pulpal involvement aising from the crack. Endodontic treatment will relieve pain and resolve pulpal inflammation and infection but it will not cure cracks, as these are physical defects on the tooth surfaces. When the cracked tooth becomes asymptomatic and has stabilised, a crown will be placed. Placement of a crown provides maximum protection, retards the progression of the cracks but does not guarantee success in all cases.
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