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.

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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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The staff was friendly,caring Dr.O was great .tried her best to make it as painless as possible.it was an emergency root canal,they got me in asap.made me feel comfortable as possible would recommend this office to anyone who needs root canal

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Patient Review By Virginia B

The front staff were friendly and informative, Christa explained everything, She was .absolutely wonderful, I was nervous and Crista calmed me down. She said I would seen by Dr.Pellicano and he appeared. I called him a Gentle Giant. He explained the procedure. I had little discomfort. This was am office you could Brag about. I received excellent care. Virginia B

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Patient Review By Nancy T

I was in need of a root canal. I was scared and nervous!!! Both Dr. Pellicano and and the dental assistant, I forget her name, we’re FABULOUS!! Dr. Pellicano fully explained everything that he was going to do prior to beginning the procedure in addition to how long it would roughly take. The Dental Assistant was considerate and kept asking during the procedure if I was ok. When the procedure was complete, Dr. Pellicano showed me on the X-rays exactly what he did, what the after care would be and how to proceed with my general Dentist to finalize treatment. Upon checking out, the receptionist was also very helpful as far as asking for insurance information and explaining the process. I am more than happy with the Advanced Endodontic group!!!! Thank you to the entire staff for making this scary situation easier for me. I will be sure to keep you on “speed dial” and refer this group to friends and family!!!!!

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Patient Review By Maria M

I called on a Friday morning in a lot of pain and was told to come right in - no waiting at all! Everyone was super nice and explained everything to me, from billing to the procedure to post treatment instructions. I experienced zero pain at all during the procedure. Highly recommend Dr. Apolito and this practice!

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Dr. Pellicano and his assistant Christa were excellent! Needing a retreatment Dr. Pellicano made me feel at ease during the entire process and was very thorough!

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Dr Ostrometskaya is a root canal magician. Absolutely amazing experience. Than you very much!

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The front desk girls Jessica and Christine were amazing at the front desk. They got me right into the schedule with Dr. Apolito. This was my first root canal so I was a bit nervous , however Kelly and Sherly eased my anxiety!!! Dr. Apolito was able to do the root canal all in one visit with no problem!!! He was very professional and personable. I highly recommend AEA.

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Dr Apolito was nothing short of amazing! Came in pain and left a short while later with my root canal complete! Funny guy, great Dr and fast! Leanne and Dr. Apolito are a wonderful team.

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From the moment I called. I was greeted with care and concern for what my medical need was. Doreen was extremely helpful, and answered all my questions and scheduled an appointment immediately that day with Dr. IRA Zohn. Pam conducted the x-rays with ease. From the moment Dr Zohn came in to the room, he assured me everything would be pain free and I would be okay. God Bless You Dr Zohn. You are the BEST!!! Endodontist I have ever received treatment from. Your kind words and thorough explanation step by step gave me comfort in handling the surgery. I Highly recommend Advanced Endodontic Associates, PA. Ocean NJ. More physicians should provide such exemplary professional treatment. Thank you Dr Zohn Sincerely, Colleen P.

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