Advanced Endodontic Associates, PA — Ocean Township, Freehold & Middletown, NJ
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.
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:
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.
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.
Advanced Endodontic Associates, PA
Patient Review By Anthony D
Absolutely painless dentistry is what you'll find from this office and their amazing staff. My tooth had just broke the day before and they got me within hours with the help of Doreen! Jess and Christine greeted me and were able to answer any of my questions with ease. Dr. Apolito and Shirley eased my anxiety and completed the root canal - pain free! I can go into my weekend without concern for my tooth becoming a problem. Thank you again!
- Anthony D
Patient Review By Robert B
Like most patients I was a bit nervous coming into the office for revision of a root canal. But from the initial phone call to the moment I arrived I was greeted and assisted by a very professional and courteous staff which put me at ease. Christine was very helpful and patient with me when filling out my paper work /history. Dental Assistant Kelly made me comfortable and put me at ease. The minute Dr. Zohn came into the treatment room I knew I was in good hands; Not only is he competent but you can tell he really cares about the patient; he made sure I was comfortable and in no pain. I sense that Dr. Zohn and his staff not only care about you while you are in the office but also afterwards, and want you to return to your life feeling well. I can highly recommend Advanced Endodontics; They are the best!
- Robert B
Patient Review By Louis N
root canal are the two scariest words you can hear, but not here. I was in servere pain that keep moving around top and bottom front to back. Dr Zohn was able to not only pin point which tooth was causing the problem but why it was causing the problem. Using his computer added microscope, he found that the area over the nerve had multiple small fractures. He very effiecently completed the root canal in one visit. I felt zero pain during and after the proceedure. I did not tell Dr Zohn or his staff that I have a very sensitive gag reflex. They complete the proceedure without gagging me once. this was very remarkable considering they were working on a second molar. Dr Zohn and his team are very special. I gladly give them my highest recommendation.
- Louis N
Patient Review By alexis c
Overall, i had an excellent visit with Dr. Thai and her staff. I was impressed with their professionalism and efficiency, and quickly recognized that this is a team that takes, to borrow the term "Do what they do" to the next level. They were very friendly and put me at ease the whole time I was there. I would recommend your dentistry, to my friends and Co-workers. Thank you again.
- alexis c
Patient Review By LISA C
My root canal was at the Freehold office. Christa, who would be assisting, couldn’t have been more pleasant or reassuring that I would be receiving the best care. I almost looked forward to the procedure after we spoke! Dr. Thai is nothing short of exceptional. There aren’t enough Review Stars here or words to describe how incredibly calming and professional she is. Her expertise showed each and every minute that I was in the chair. The entire appointment exceeded my expectations from start to finish. I’d recommend Dr Thai in a heartbeat.
- LISA C
Patient Review By matthew b
I had to have two emergency root canals done because I broke my two front teeth in half. Within 2 hours of visiting my regular dentist, who referred me to this specialist office because I have unordinary wide roots in my teeth, I was on the chair having my teeth operated on. There's more to it though. There's a chance that one of my broken teeth is not salvageable, and Dr. Thai was very honest about this. She recommended that my parents and I really think about this decision, as there is a large cost factor involved. The honesty made me feel very comfortable with her. Although this is her business, she did not care just about the money; she was extremely informative, and performed the duty of a doctor perfectly. Everyone in the office showed me a lot of compassion about my injury, and the lady at the front desk was even patient with my mom (she asked a lot of questions about insurance). The procedure was done perfectly (my amateur eyes saw two perfectly filled root canals, which is important I think) and it was painless (they numbed the hell out of my teeth). Although I am unaware of if my tooth remains salvageable, (this is dependent on the crown procedure I will have done somewhere else), everything I needed was taken care of here, and it was done very well. I highly recommend this place if you have the means to come.
- matthew b
Patient Review By Joann M
Dr. Zohn was so nice very gentle and kind during My root canal procedure. I was so nervous his assistant immediately calm me down when I left I seriously didn’t even feel anything. I had great experience w him and his personality makes it all..
- Joann M
Patient Review By Peter K
I had a root canal performed by Doctor Ostrometskaya and from my first phone call to Advanced Endodontic until the end of the procedure everything was done in a highly professional manner. The office staff was courteous and very helpful in helping me along with the website forms and sorting out an issue with my insurance. Dr. O and her assistant could not have been any nicer in making feel comfortable and explaining the procedure as they went along. They would stop periodically to make sure I was okay before moving on. For something as unpleasant as a root canal, everyone made the experience as pleasant as they could. I would highly recommend this group.
- Peter K
Patient Review By Kevin C
Very pleased with my overall experience. The procedure went smooth thanks to Dr. Zohn and his staff. Especially appreciated that everything was explained to me simply and clearly pre and post surgery. Everyone was competent, courteous and considerate. Glad they were recommended to me.
- Kevin C
Patient Review By Louis M
Very pleased with service.
- Louis M