Trauma Treatment in Irvine & Riverside
Sometimes injuries to the mouth could cause teeth to be pushed back in the tooth socket. Your dentist or an Endodontist will reposition the tooth and make it stable. Usually, root canal therapy will be initiated in a few weeks following the trauma.
A special medication (Calcium Hydroxide) is placed inside the tooth for a while followed by completion of root canal therapy with placement of a permanent filling inside the affected tooth.
In cases where the tooth is partially pushed out of its socket, again your dentist or an endodontist will reposition the tooth in the mouth and stabilize it. As long as the pulp of the tooth remains healthy, no other treatment is necessary. In cases where the pulp becomes damaged or infected, root canal therapy is necessary.
In cases where the trauma causes the tooth to be completely knocked out of your mouth, it is crucial that the tooth is treated immediately! If this happens, keep the tooth moist, or try to place it back in its place. The affected tooth can also be stored milk, or a glass of water that has a little salt added to it.
Your endodontist will place the tooth back and depending on the stage of tooth development, may start the root canal therapy. The length of the time the tooth has been out of the mouth and the manner in which it was stored affects the type of treatment received and its prognosis.