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Traumatic Dental Injuries

Traumatic Dental Injuries in Sugar Land

Dislodged Teeth

As the result of a dental injury a tooth can be partially pushed into its socket. When this happens immediate dental care is required to reposition and stabilize the tooth. If a permanent tooth has been dislodged, a root canal treatment is usually needed and should be initiated within a few days of the injury. As part of the treatment a special medication called Calcium Hydroxide is placed inside of the tooth. In situations where a tooth is partially pushed out of its socket, immediate dental care to reposition and stabilize the tooth is also required. If the pulp of the tooth remains healthy, no other treatment is necessary.  However, if the pulp becomes damaged or infected, a root canal therapy is necessary.

Avulsed Teeth

When a tooth has been completely knocked out of the mouth, it is important to get to the dentist as quickly as possible. It is important to handle the tooth carefully to avoid further damage. The main thing is to keep the tooth moist. You can place the tooth in milk or a glass of water (add a pinch of salt). Saving the tooth in large part depends upon the length of time the tooth was out of the mouth and the way the tooth was handled and stored. Keep in mind that only permanent teeth should be re-implanted.

Since the nerve and blood supply of the tooth is damaged when the tooth is avulsed, a root canal will be needed. Your endodontist will determine the appropriate time for this.