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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Dr. Apolito took care of my abscess and root canal in a quick, painless manner. He was very reassuring and confident that he would be able to take care of it in one visit. The recovery was quick with very little discomfort. The office staff was pleasant and accommodating. I would highly recommend this office and Dr. Apolito.

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Had an appointment, but when tooth started bothering me they got me in that day. Everyone is extremely nice. Doctor was awesome. For someone with high anxiety, this went so well and was completely painless.

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Dr. Ostrometskaya and her assistant made my visit very comfortable. Kept me appraised on each step of the procedure as we went along. I experienced no pain whatsoever!! Her work is nothing but completely professional. Would have no problem recommending her for procedures. The reception staff is polite and very comforting. They are very nice and pleasant ladies. I thank you all very much!

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Patient Review By Alicia C

Dr. Apolito's confidence in correcting my root canal issue put me immediately at ease, and thus I gladly moved forward with excitement of soon being pain free. Being treated by a knowledgeable Dr., as well as a professional staff, provided me with a wonderful experience. My great appreciation and thanks to Advanced Endodontics, I've never felt better and I highly recommend!!

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Patient Review By Karen K

Dr. O was very professional and concerned about how I was during my procedure and told me what she was doing and how I might feel afterwards. The receptionist (at this moment) I cannot think of her name was very friendly and nice during check in and out.

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Patient Review By Jamie B

Dr Zohn, his dental assistant and entire office team were an absolute dream. I called the office this morning in an absolute panic as I was experiencing the worst pain of my life. Jessica was so helpful in getting me on the schedule. I am the WORST dental patient as I am extremely anxious. Dr Zohn was absolutely amazing. He was patient, gentle and so so compassionate. I am so grateful!!

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Dr Ostrometskaya and her team are excellent!!! I highly recommend this practice.

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Patient Review By Melanie H

From someone who is very afraid of dental procedures, I could not have had a better experience. Dr. Zohn was just amazing. I had a PAIN-FREE root canal. Dr. Zohn and his assistant Shirley were so kind and empathetic. The procedure was done in one hour and was easier than I ever expected. Dr. Zohn is a kind, empathetic man. He put my mind and anxiety at ease right away. If you need a root canal, Dr. Zohn is your guy!!

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Patient Review By Elizabeth C

I am the biggest baby when it comes to any kind of dentistry, but I was in horrible shape and needed a root canal badly. I had let it go for so long due to COVID-19, by the time I got to Dr. Apolito, my tooth was in very bad shape and I was in an extreme amount of pain. That is not even to mention my nerves, which were through the roof. The woman at the reception desk was so kind and understanding. Dr. Apolito immediately made me feel very at ease with his friendly, caring way. He talked about his family and all the current events going on. He explained everything to me that he was doing and kept asking me if I was ok. I knew I was in good hands from the start. Then before you know it, the procedure was completed and I could leave. I'm sorry, but I hate the dentist; however, for any future problems I may have, I will not hesitate to come to Dr. Apolito at Advanced Endodontic Associates. Thank you Dr. Apolito, for taking such good care of me!!!

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Patient Review By Laura P

I said no to the phone call because I am writing this review right after my procedure. I’m sure I will receive a call. Dr. Ostrometskaya is great! She and Lauren, her assistant work so well together. I was nervous and they are both extremely calming. Debbie at the front desk is friendly and efficient. I would definitely recommend this office and Dr. Ostrometskaya to anyone looking for an endodontist.

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