A dental root fracture is when the root of your tooth—the part you can’t see above the crown of the tooth that’s hidden by gum tissue—is cracked. The crack is not normally visible, but may be if it extends onto the tooth crown. However, it can cause symptoms and may spread to compromise your entire tooth.
These types of fractures are more challenging to treat than cracks that occur on the crown of the tooth. Depending on the nature of the fracture, you may have a few options for treating the tooth. Here’s how your dentist or endodontist—a dental specialist who deals with the nerve tissue of your tooth, or the root—can treat a dental root fracture!
Read the full article here: What Is a Dental Root Fracture and How Do You Treat It?