Traumatic Tooth Injury Treatment
If you or someone you love has suffered a serious injury to your tooth or several teeth, you may want to receive traumatic tooth injury treatment right away to ensure you can preserve your original tooth. At Precision Endodontics, our primary goal is to help you save your tooth, so you don’t have to get a false tooth or invasive implant surgery in in it’s place.
Besides the excruciating pain you may be in after a traumatic tooth injury, the longer you wait to treat your tooth, the bigger chance you have of long-term irreparable damage. At Precision Endodontics, our Buffalo endodontists are here to help you save your natural tooth after you’ve been involved in a traumatic tooth injury. Call today to learn how we can help you save your smile!
Types of Traumatic Tooth Injury Treatment We Provide
Tooth damage can be repaired. The only question is the kind of procedure needed to address the tooth trauma issue.
- Chipped Teeth: If only the surface is chipped or cracked, a filling or reattachment usually restores the tooth. But if the pulp is exposed then an experienced Endodontist probably will need to perform a root canal. The common symptoms for this include discomfort while breathing or drinking cold fluids.
- Extruded Teeth: If the tooth is pushed out of position, patients over 12 usually require a root canal to mend the root. Sometimes calcium hydroxide or other prescription medication is used, as well. Younger patients may be able to heal on their own once the tooth is stabilized.
- Root Fracture: A traumatic tooth injury may result in a horizontal fracture of the root. The long-term health of the tooth is determined by the location of the fracture. A fracture that is closer to the root tip has a better chance for success. Sometimes, a splint is used to stabilize the tooth for a certain period of time.
- Avulsed Teeth: If the avulsed tooth is handled very carefully and immediate care is given, the tooth can probably be replaced into the socket, and restored with a subsequent root canal. “Immediate attention” usually means 30 minutes or less. After that time, it is harder to save the tooth.
If you or someone you love has suffered a traumatic tooth injury, please call our experienced Buffalo endodontists today to help save your tooth. Precision Endodontics is Western New York’s premier state of the art endodontic office that provides the finest root canal treatment available in a comfortable and relaxed environment. We believe that all root canal’s should be pain-free and we make our office as comfortable as possible for our patients. We even have a therapy dog on site for patients who may be anxious about going to the dentist.
Call today and let our experience work for you.