Broken tooth Treatment
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When a tooth chips or breaks, it may not hurt. However, your tongue usually feels the sharp area quite quickly. Minor tooth fractures usually don’t cause pain, but if a large piece of the tooth breaks off, it can hurt. The nerve inside the tooth may be damaged causing extreme discomfort. This can also happen when nerve endings in the dentin are exposed to air, or to hot or cold foods or drinks. Pain from a broken or cracked tooth may be constant or may come and go. Many people feel the pain when they chew because chewing puts pressure on the tooth. If you have a broken tooth, see your dentist as soon as possible. Your dentist can figure out if the break was caused by a cavity, or if the nerve is damaged. A damaged nerve will usually require root canal treatment.