Traumatic Injuries

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Dislodged Teeth

Injuries to the mouth can cause teeth to be pushed back into their sockets. Your endodontist or general dentist may reposition and stabilize your tooth. Root canal treatment is usually started within a few weeks of the injury and a medication, such as calcium hydroxide, will be placed inside the tooth. Eventually, a permanent root canal filling will be implanted.

Sometimes a tooth may be pushed partially out of the socket. Again, your endodontist or general dentist may reposition and stabilize your tooth. If the pulp remains healthy, then no other treatment is necessary. Yet, if the pulp becomes damaged or infected, root canal treatment will be required.

Avulsed Teeth

If an injury causes a tooth to be completely knocked out of your mouth, it is important that you are treated immediately! If this happens to you, keep the tooth moist. If possible, put it back into the socket. A tooth can be saved if it remains moist. You can even put the tooth in milk or a glass of water (add a pinch of salt.) Your Endodontist may start root canal treatment based upon the stage of root development. The length of time the tooth was out of your mouth and the way the tooth was stored, may influence the type of treatment you receive.

Advanced Endodontic Associates, PA — Ocean Township, Freehold & Middletown, NJ

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Injuries in children

An injured immature tooth may need one of the following procedures to improve the chances of saving the tooth:

Apexogenesis

This procedure encourages the root to continue development as the pulp is healed. Soft tissue is covered with medication to encourage growth. The tip of the root (apex) will continue to close as the child gets older. In turn, the walls of the root canal will thicken. If the pulp heals, no additional treatment will be necessary. The more mature the root becomes, the better the chance to save the tooth.

Apexification

In this case, the unhealthy pulp is removed. The doctors place medication into the root to help a hard tissue form near the root tip. This hardened tissue provides a barrier for the root canal filling. At this point, the root canal walls will not continue to develop, making the tooth susceptible to fractures. So it is important to have the tooth properly restored by your dentist.

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In addition to being professional, the staff is very caring, accommodating and responsive to patient needs. Couldn't be happier with my visit. The personal care and attention provided by Dr. Zohn is exceptional. Thank you!!

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Dr. Zohn was the most gracious,and highly skilled dental professional who I have ever had the pleasure to meet. I rate him a "zillion " stars, and would highly recommend him to anyone needing his root canal expertise. "Go Dr. Z".

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Patient Review By Maryann M

for a dreaded procedure, root canal, the office and the doctor, made the experience painless except for the first Novocaine shot. The doctor explained that there would be a bit of pain at first so I knew what to expect. The doctor and the assistant were both patient and kind. I would highly recommend this office!

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Patient Review By Lindsey W

This review is for my young daughter, who unfortunately needed to have a root canal. The whole staff was great with her and with me. I hope we do not have to come back but if we do would definitely come here again.

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Dr. Zohn, & all of his staff were the absolute best!!!! Everyone in the office was so nice. They made me feel so comfortable and relaxed. I’ve never felt so good getting a root canal .. & I’m soo happy I’m no longer in pain!!!

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I didn’t really know what to expect, but this procedure performed by Dr. O was completed in a considerate, painless, efficient way. Dr. O was extremely nice, explained what she was going to do and update me during the procedure. She is very professional along with her assistants. I highly recommend this office and Dr. O.

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Debbie was so sweet and always had a smile. They were all so nice. I was nervous since it wasn't my primary dentist but Dr. O is FANTASTIC! She was very thorough and made me feel so comfortable. She really took her time. I recomend this place hands down. I'm gonna miss them

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I never had a root canal and was quite worried. It was more of an emergency because I had extreme pain and swelling. I was referred by my dentist. Dr. Ostrometskaya was very comforting and asked how I was doing throughout the procedure. No one wants a root canal, but the process was as pleasant as it could be. There was never any pain.

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The treatment I received far exceeded my expectations. Dr. Zohn carefully explained the procedure he was going to perform and was very mindful of my comfort level. The office staff and the professional staff were equally attentive, courteous and caring. Post-procedure instructions were carefully explained and a follow-up call was made to ask about my condition. Dental appointments aren't fun but Dr. Zohn and his staff made mine as comfortable and relaxing as possible.

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