Asked by: Raymunda Pando
asked in category: General Last Updated: 4th February, 2020

Can a cracked tooth get worse?

The damage will only get worse over time, and it allows bacteria to enter the softer layer of tissue under the enamel and the soft inner part of the tooth. In some cases, an abscess causes pain, but in other cases, it can go unnoticed if your broken tooth isn't treated.

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Also question is, how long can you live with a cracked tooth?

While a crack can be repaired, a cracked tooth will never be 100 percent healed, unlike a broken bone might be. But prompt treatment offers the best chance of saving your tooth and preventing infection and further damage. And while your mouth may be sore after the treatment, the pain should subside in a few days.

Additionally, how do you stop a broken tooth from getting worse? Chipped tooth: Minor chips can often be polished and don't always need treatment. Dr. Jensen will sometimes recommend a filling to keep the tooth from getting worse.

First steps:

  1. Rinse your mouth well.
  2. Apply pressure with a tissue or gauze to stop any bleeding.
  3. Apply some ice or a cold pack to any bruised cheek or lips.

Secondly, what happens if a broken tooth goes untreated?

If left untreated, a broken tooth can collect bacteria, risking infection or abscess. A broken tooth also risks nerve damage and may lead to needing a root canal.

Can a cracked tooth repair itself?

It is possible for a tooth to repair itself if the damage is minimal. For example, if a tooth with a crack on the outer level and a minimal fracture line that does not cause pain may repair itself over time.

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