A fracture usually involves a previously root treated tooth.The force and pressure of biting can under certain circumstances cause a once strong tooth to split longitudinally leaving loose fragments in the gum which are painful when moved.
Usual symptoms include:
abscess or swelling adjacent to tooth
We need to investigate where the fracture has occurred on the tooth to decide if the tooth is restorable. On many occasions unfortunately the fracture line is too far up or down the tooth and extraction proves to be the only option. In both the cases above the teeth were extracted because the fracture line was inoperable.