John M. Sullivan, DMD, MS
Board Certified Endodontist

Thomas P. Currie, DMD, MS
Board Certified Endodontist

Alexander R. McClure, DMD
Board Certified Endodontist

Arthur Popkowski, DDS, MS
Board Eligible Endodontist


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Fractured or Cracked Teeth

Comparison between a non-treatable tooth vs a treatable toothEndodontic treatment is often needed due to the presence of a fracture in a tooth. If the fracture extends into the pulp, endodontic treatment is needed. If the fracture extends onto the root surface, below bone, then the tooth is not savable and would need to be extracted.
Image of a cracked toothSometimes fractures will start at the apex of the tooth. Some of these teeth may be candidates for micro-surgical endodontic treatment.

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