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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Able to accommodate me for an emergency root canal, the staff was pleasant and helpful. Dr. Apolito was excellent and worked smoothly and efficiently. I was in some of the worst pain I've ever had going in, now 24 hours later it's been reduced to minor discomfort and will improve as it heals. I cannot thank every there enough. I'll see you in a month! 🙂

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Patient Review By Jeff L

I was in a lot of pain and needed a root canal as per my dentist. The group he referred me to couldn't see me for 2 weeks but said a cancellation should open an appointment sooner. I searched Yelp, saw the reviews for Advanced Endodontics and decided to call. The office staff was great, they squeezed me in 3 hours after my call as long as I was willing to wait. I arrived an hour before the scheduled time and was taken in about 10 minutes later. 10 minutes after that Dr. Apolito was in the room prepping me for the procedure. He was attentive to my pain level, once I was numbed there was none, throughout the procedure. The tooth was cracked and he warned me that it could break, fortunately it didn't. Today, the day after the procedure I feel great, no residual discomfort. Looking forward to a successful follow up visit to complete the procedure. Highly recommend!

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Excellent office visit. No Pain No worries Fast and efficient thank you Dr and staff

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Patient Review By John K

Doreen Debby Tricia Jessica were extremely pleasant, understanding, congenial, and professional on the phone and in the office. They should be praised for their wonderful demeanor. Assistant Sheryl was efficient and very pleasant during my visit. Dr Zohn exclaimed everything and did a marvelous job. Thank everyone for a pleasant experience.

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Patient Review By Mary R

This was the second root canal that I needed at this office. I chose Dr. Thai because of her expertise, putting me at ease, and wonderful attitudes of everyone in the office. I had no pain during the procedure and there was great conversation, laughter, and fun, and yet very professional as well. I was very nervous but everyone made me feel very comfortable and I forgot about my nerves very quickly. If you need a root canal, this is the place to go. The Doctor and Staff are exceptional! Thank you to everyone in the office who made me feel at ease. And thank you again Dr. Thai.

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I had issues with a root canal that was done 2+ years prior in another dental practice, and the tooth had been bothering me. It has gotten to the point where I can no longer tolerate the discomfort. Dr. Zohn's name was referred to me by a 3rd party, and I am so glad I came for consultation. Dr. Zohn was meticulous in his analysis (I had the CBCT scan done), and was very forthcoming with his recommendations. I really appreciate the patience Dr. Zohn displayed, he truly cares for his patients.

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