Here at Trumbull Dental Arts, we provide treatment for traumatic tooth root injuries so that you can regain your oral health and function as quickly as possible. Dr. Alison Kudish and Dr. Mark Conlon will assess the damage to your mouth and smile to determine which type of treatment is right for your needs. To learn more about traumatic tooth root injuries in Trumbull, Connecticut, and schedule an appointment with our experienced dentists, call us today at 203-377-0638.
Most traumatic dental root injuries occur as a result of facial accidents or sports-related injuries. Common tooth injuries include chipped teeth, dislodged teeth and knocked-out (avulsed) teeth. All dental injuries should receive immediate attention, even if they appear mild. We strongly encourage you to contact our office as soon as possible if you experience any kind of dental injury. Dr. Kudish and Dr. Conlon provide same-day emergency care and will make arrangements to meet with you and provide treatment as quickly as possible. An injured tooth root can become infected and die quickly, and only a proper assessment can detect and save a damaged tooth. This makes it crucial that you seek treatment as soon as possible if your teeth and mouth are injured.
When you arrive at our office, our dentists and team will examine the affected tooth or teeth as well as the adjacent teeth and your supporting bone structure. The type of treatment our dentists and team recommend will depend on the type and severity of the trauma, as well as the age of the patient. For example:
- Chipped or Fractured Teeth — This injury may not require a root canal. If the dental pulp is not exposed, we may be able to provide a filling or crown. However, if the injury is painful or the pulp is exposed, a root canal treatment may be necessary.
- Dislodged teeth — Some types of dislodged teeth will require a root canal, while others may not.
- Knocked-Out Teeth — Seek immediate attention! Time is of the essence, and the sooner your tooth is replanted in the socket, the more likely it is to survive. Call our office immediately if your tooth has been partially or completely knocked-out, and our team will provide you with instructions on what to do.
If you have any questions about treating traumatic root injuries, or to set up an appointment with our dentists, please contact our office today.