Traumatic Dental Injuries

Traumatic Dental Injuries services offered in Kirkland, WA

Traumatic dental injuries that affect the teeth, gums, or surrounding structures need immediate dental care. At Prime Endodontics in Kirkland, Washington, Nestor Cohenca, DDS, FIADT, an expert endodontist, specializes in endodontic traumatology and provides skilled treatment for traumatic dental injuries. Call the office to schedule an appointment for your dental injury or book one online today.

Traumatic Dental Injuries Q&A

 

What are traumatic dental injuries?

Traumatic dental injuries include any damage or injury that affects your teeth, gums, or other structures in your mouth. These types of injuries require immediate attention and care to prevent complications.

Prime Endodontics is a leading endodontic practice in the Pacific Northwest and provides high-quality care, pain management, and treatment for traumatic dental injuries.

What causes traumatic dental injuries?

You can develop a dental injury from any number of causes. Some of the more common include:

  • Trips and falls
  • Car accidents
  • Sports injuries
  • Chewing or biting on hard food
  • Repeated dental procedures on the same tooth

You may also develop a dental injury if you have weak teeth. 

What are the types of traumatic dental injuries?

Prime Endodontics provides care for all types of traumatic dental injuries. Types of traumatic dental injuries that benefit from expert treatment include:

 

Chipped or fractured teeth

Chipped teeth are a very common traumatic dental injury. Prime Endodontics may repair this type of injury by reattaching the broken piece or using a tooth-colored filling. For a broken crown, the endodontist places a new crown to restore tooth structure and function.

 

Dislodged teeth

Dislodged (luxated) teeth mean a tooth is pushed out of its socket. The endodontist repositions your tooth back into its proper position and performs procedures to secure it. In some cases, they perform root canal therapy to fix the dislodged tooth.

 

Knocked-out teeth

When treated right away, you can save a knocked-out tooth, also called an avulsed tooth. Handle your knocked-out tooth with care, avoiding the surface of the root and gently rinsing away dirt or debris. 

If possible, put the knocked-out tooth back in its normal place in your mouth while you’re on your way to the office. The endodontist at Prime Endodontics places the tooth back in its normal position and then checks for jawbone fractures.

 

Root fractures

Traumatic injury to the tooth might cause a horizontal root fracture. The location of the fracture determines the health of the tooth. A fracture at the tip of the root is more likely to respond to treatment than a fracture close to the gumline. 

When left untreated, traumatic dental injuries may lead to other dental concerns or complications such as infections, nerve damage, or tooth loss.

For expert traumatic dental injury care, call Prime Endodontics or schedule an appointment online today.

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