Traumatic Injuries

traumaticinjuriesThere are cases where an injury to the face affects your teeth whether it be a sports injury or some sort of impact to the mouth. An endodontist is specially trained to treat such injuries and will help to avoid losing a tooth.

In a “Luxation” injury, the tooth may be dislodged and out of place. An endodontist will set the tooth back to it’s original position, and a temporary splint may be needed. In some cases a root canal may be necessary.

With an “Avulsed” tooth, a tooth may be completely knocked out of the socket. If the tooth is saved and treatment is given within a few hours, it can be re-inserted and held in place with a splint. A root canal will be required within a week.

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