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Traumatic Dental Injuries


A traumatic dental injury can be the result of a variety of issues. Whether you’re playing hockey and take a puck to the mouth, fall down the stairs, or just have a freak accident, a traumatic dental injury must be treated by an experienced endodontist. Broken teeth, dental avulsion, and chipped teeth are some of the most common dental injuries we see here at Madison Avenue Endodontics.

How does endodontic treatment help?

Endodontic treatment can solve traumatic dental injuries because it deals with the internal portion of the tooth called the pulp, where the nerve, blood vessels, and connective tissue can also be found. While it’s crucial for a tooth to have pulp while it’s maturing, once the tooth has grown it no longer needs the pulp. Removal of the pulp can reduce pain and save your tooth because mature teeth are nourished by surrounding tissues.

What is considered a traumatic dental injury?

Chipped or Fractured Teeth

The endodontist can fix chipped or fractured teeth by simply reattaching the teeth and using a tooth-colored filling material. If the pulp happens to be damaged root canal treatment might be necessary, along with a crown.

Dislodged Teeth

If you experience a dislodged tooth or teeth, the most important thing to do it to keep the tooth moist. Put it in either a glass of milk or a moist paper towel. After this, head straight to the endodontist. Much of whether Dr. Firas Marsheh will be able to save your tooth depends on how long it has been out of the mouth. If your adult teeth have been dislodged, you’ll likely need RCT. However, if it was baby teeth that were knocked out, RCT might not be needed. Dr. Marsheh will evaluate the situation and determine what the best solution is.

Root Fractures

A root fracture is a horizontal fracture of the root. This sort of injury can be treated and the probability of saving the tooth increases with how close the fracture is to the tip of the root.

If you’ve experienced a traumatic dental injury, contact the office of Madison Avenue Endodontics. Dr. Marsheh is an experienced, compassionate endodontist who can help relieve pain and give you a healthy, happy smile.

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