My son fell and has a level II fracture and xrays showed the nerve is not exposed but the dentin is exposed. This happened Sunday night and he has been eating ok, but we did notice if he bites on with his hard sippy cup he cries. It may not be that the tooth is sensitive though just he is reacting to the trauma and bruising of the gum. What would be your treatment advice if any?

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 16 - January - 2012, at 00:13 AM

  • In class II fracture, pulp of the tooth is not involved but the dentin of the tooth is exposed which leads to sensitivity to hot and cold food stuffs. If dentin of the tooth is exposed, then restoration is required for the tooth. Tooth can be restored with composite filling material which is tooth colored, esthetic filling material. Broken tooth if not restored can get infected and can cause pain and complications later on. You can take your son to a pediatric dentist who is specialist in children dentistry for treatment. By the time, you take him to a dentist; he can avoid eating from side of affected tooth. For more info on cracked tooth, refer to……   http://www.identalhub.com/article_signs-and-symptoms-of-the-cracked-tooth-206.aspx

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