Written by Dr Bianca van Wyk
Updated 24 Jan 2023
- Defining characteristics:
A radiolucent line representing a fracture has been identified in the crown or root of a tooth or teeth.
- Common differential diagnoses:
Trauma, underlying pathology, retained tooth root
- Helpful additional data:
Was this due to trauma? Has there been a decrease in appetite?
- Commonly associated treatments:
Consider extracting the tooth. If the base of the tooth is intact, consider a crown. If pulp exposure, consider root canal therapy. If superficial, consider the application of a resin or bonding agent.
- Commonly associated home care:
Depending on the tooth removed, consider soft food for 1-2 weeks