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If a tooth cracks after a root canal without a crown, can it

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If a tooth cracks after a root canal without a crown, can it be saved? what is the best thing for me to do?

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If the fracture has occurred vertically along the long axis of the tooth, the prognosis of the tooth is very bad.

Something like hemisectioning can be attempted if you are really keen to save the tooth. What is done is exactly one half od the tooth is sliced away, and the remainder is treated like a premolar and crowned.

If the fracture is not a vertical one, then there is not much to worry about. A post will be placed in the root canals for additional reinforcement and the lost tooth structure can be built up using a core biuld up material and then crowned.

Do not delay seeing a dentist any more !

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