Clearly visible in this freshly extracted #5 tooth (upper right bicuspid) is a line from the root tip to the crown. This fracture itself is not visible on x-ray. Pain, swelling and pocketing was evident.
In this series of pictures the fracture is shown in a progression coming apart. Not all teeth are savable, this one was not.
Also noted in one picture is a post and root canal fill material (gutta percha), the pink stuff.
Paul L. Caputo, DDS3490 E Lake Rd S Suite A