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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I saw Dr. Ostrometskaya for a root canal on my front K9 tooth. I was in and out within an hour and felt absolutely nothing 🙂 All I can say is that she was amazing! She was very thorough, professional and clearly extremely competent. Dr. Ostrometskaya explained anything I asked (and I ask lots of questions). Debbie at the front office was great too. Obviously, we all hope we never need another root canal, but if I or my family ever need an Endodontist we found our spot. Overall, easily a 5 star experience!

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From the online patient portal to access and complete new patient documents to my interaction with the office and tech staff, mine was a 5 star experience. Everyone was cordial and caring. 100% comfortable with my entire first experience with this Practice. Dr Chris Pellicano took his time and went above and beyond working to extract a broken post in a very difficult situation and carefully explained the procedure from start to finish. Sueanne was especially helpful right from my initial call and helped get me scheduled that same day.

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I can not express how awesome my experience was... I had a tooth that looked calcified and thought I would have to pull it out... she said let’s give it a try and she was able to get into the roots... everyone in the office is so pleasant and DR, Thai was awesome... I felt totally comfortable... no pain during after and day after procedure... I was very impressed, and happy with my experience there..

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My experience at Advanced Endodontics was by far the most pleasurable in any Dr's. Office. Let's face it, no one enjoys getting any work done on their teeth. I was in some pain and was dreading getting a root canal. I've had poor past experiences with some dental work years ago, but from the start, this office was 5 star. Professional, informative, attentive, personable and quality service. I left there happy which is unheard of. Hardly any pain in the procedure and they kept checking to see if I was comfortable. The energy is so calm and everyone was very friendly. I would 100% recommend Dr. Apolito and his staff. Thank you guys for a great experience!

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