Facial Trauma

If you've sustained an oral injury, acting quickly and getting treatment at our office may save your tooth.
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When to Get Help from a Dentist/an Endodontist for Facial Trauma

Endodontists specialize in traumatic dental injuries and are often able to save injured teeth. Traumatic dental injuries often occur in accidents or sports-related injuries. Chipped teeth account for the majority of all dental injuries. However, dislodged teeth, knocked-out teeth, and root fractures are all considered traumatic injuries. No matter your dental injury, you should see a dentist or endodontist immediately.

Types of Oral/Facial Trauma

  • Chipped or Fractured Teeth - Most chipped or fractured teeth can be replaced by reattaching the broken piece or by placing a tooth-colored filling in the chipped area. If a significant part of the tooth is broken off, an artificial cap may be needed for restoration. Root canal treatment or extraction may also be necessary under certain circumstances.
  • Dislodged Teeth - Root canal treatment is usually needed for permanent teeth that have been dislodged. Children may not require treatment since their teeth are still developing, but it's still important to see your oral health care provider to make sure there isn't any long-term damage.
  • Knocked Out Teeth - If your tooth is completely knocked out of your mouth, see an endodontist or dentist immediately. The length of time the tooth was out of the mouth will determine the chances of saving the tooth. The tooth will be placed back in the socket, and a stabilizing splint will be placed for a few weeks.
  • Root Fractures - Depending on the type of injury to your tooth, you may sustain a horizontal root fracture. In this case, the tooth may need to be stabilized with a splint for a required period of time.
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