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Dental fractures are very common in our pets. Those fractured teeth with pulp (nerve exposure) are called complicated crown fractures and either root canal or tooth extraction are indicated for treatment.


If the nerve is not exposed, it is called "uncomplicated crown fractures". In these cases, the underlying structure called dentine is exposed resulting in pain, and bacterial infection. In addition, the tooth surface is rougher than normal enhancing bacteria attachment and establishment of periodontal disease. We recommend using layers of bonded dental sealants and composites to smooth and fill in the fracture site. 

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