Treatment for Traumatic Injuries
Sudden injuries to your teeth can be frightening, but it’s crucial that patients remain calm in these situations. After all, time is often of the essence when it comes to restoring the health and structure of a natural tooth that’s been dislodged or otherwise seriously damaged. If you’re in need of assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact Premier Endodontics here in Fort Worth, TX to schedule an appointment with Dr. Joseph Creasy. Our team will work closely with your general dentist to ensure that your treatment is fast, effective, and always exceptional in quality. We welcome children as well!
If you find that your tooth has been pushed back into its socket because of a facial injury, our Ft. Worth endodontic team can help guide it back to its original position and confidently stabilize it. We strongly recommend that root canal treatment begins only a couple of weeks after the damage occurred. Medication will be provided, as well as a root canal filling. In cases of partial dislodgment, Dr. Creasy will provide the same stabilizing care, but further treatment may not be necessary if the pulp of the tooth has been left relatively unharmed.
Avulsed (Knocked Out) Teeth
If your tooth has been fully knocked out, it’s crucial that you keep it as moist as possible. This can be accomplished by placing it back into its original socket or dropping it into a glass of milk. Your recommended treatment will depend on several factors, such as how long the tooth was out of your mouth, your root development, and how you were able to store the tooth in the interim. In most cases, we can start root canal treatment right away.
Damage to the root and/or pulp of a tooth is a serious matter, but it can be even direr for children with permanent teeth that aren’t fully developed yet. At this time, the tip of the root is still open, and the walls protecting it are relatively thin. If an injury occurs, this crucial growth and development can be stunted. With apexogenesis, Dr. Creasy can encourage the tooth to begin growing and developing once more while also maintaining the health of the pulp within. This is accomplished by covering the patient’s soft tissue with revitalizing medication. If the treatment goes well, your child may not even need any further endodontic care!