Is root canal needed? What are other alternatives? What is the risk? The other tooth is split vertically but root is not effected, what is the remedy?
My 8 Year Old Daughter Chipped Her Front Tooth Horizontally Pinhead Eposure of Root?
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Horizontal Chip on Front Tooth of 8 year old
This question cannot be answered without seeing pictures, X-rays and examining the teeth. However, if there is a pinpoint exposure of the nerve, then the tooth will most likely need root canal, but not necessarily right away. Sometimes a pulp-cap will hold off the root canal until the tooth has matured some more.
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