Traumatic tooth injuries can occur in many different situations. Everyday activities such as sports games or emergencies such as car accidents can result in tooth trauma or even teeth being knocked out. You need fast treatment to repair or replace the tooth and guard the integrity of the root structure.
Dr. Lipner can assist with tooth trauma in New York City. No matter how you sustained a tooth injury, he can determine whether you need a root canal to treat the traumatized tooth.
Get in touch with our office immediately if you have suffered a traumatic tooth injury so we can begin assessing the damage as soon as possible.
Traumatic Tooth Injury in New York
While a chipped tooth is the most common type of tooth trauma, the most serious injuries stem from accidents where a tooth is knocked out of the mouth or dislodged from its position. Sometimes, multiple teeth will be pushed out of place when a traumatic injury occurs.
It is important to seek treatment quickly. Doing so can help:
- Increase the chances of saving a knocked-out tooth
- Decrease the length of days with tooth pain
- Reduce the risk of infection
If your mouth hurts after the trauma, you can take an over-the-counter pain reliever. Biting lightly on a cold, wet washcloth can also keep pain under control.
If you can push the knocked-out tooth into place, keep it there until your appointment. Do not touch the root of the tooth before you see the endodontist. If the tooth fell out and you could not fit it back in your mouth, you will need to preserve it until your appointment. Put the tooth in a glass of milk or salted water to keep it moist, and bring it to the endodontist.
Dr. Lipner will determine the extent of the injury and assess whether the trauma has impacted the tooth pulp. Even if you did not lose your tooth, the pulp could be damaged.
Treatment for a Traumatic Tooth Injury
Seeing an endodontist quickly and receiving the necessary treatment offers the best chance to save your tooth. In many cases, you may require a root canal to treat the dislodged or knocked-out tooth. Root canals preserve the root structure of the tooth, which can help keep all the teeth in their proper places. When the pulp of the tooth is damaged, a root canal will be the next step, no matter how you sustained the traumatic injury.
During the procedure, Dr. Lipner will treat the tooth pulp to eliminate diseased or infected material. He will remove debris in the root as well. He will then place a temporary filling over the treated area, which will remain until you visit your dentist for a permanent crown.
Do You Have a Traumatic Injury to a Tooth?
If your teeth have sustained a traumatic injury and you are experiencing pain, contact Midtown Endodontist NYC to schedule an appointment. You can also call us at 646-665-7208 and request a free consultation.