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WHAT IS ROOT CANAL?
TRAUMATIC INJURIES
CRACKED TEETH
AFTER NON-SURGICAL TREATMENT
AFTER SURGICAL TREATMENT

Dislodged Teeth

Injuries to the mouth can cause teeth to be pushed back into their sockets, loosened or even partially pushed out of the socket. Dr. Pranikoff will reposition and stabilize your tooth. Root canal treatment may be started on the same appointment or shortly thereafter and a medication, such as calcium hydroxide, will be placed inside the tooth. Eventually, a permanent root canal filling will be placed. The stabilization splint may be left in place two weeks or longer. He will fully discuss your particular situation with you. Following an injury, if the pulp remains healthy, then no other treatment is necessary. Yet, if the pulp later becomes damaged or infected, root canal treatment will be required.

A Knocked Out (Avulsed) Tooth

If an injury causes a tooth to be completely knocked out of your mouth, it is important that you are treated immediately! If this happens to you, keep the tooth moist. If possible, put it back into the socket. A tooth can be saved if it remains moist. You can even put the tooth in milk or a glass of water (add a pinch of salt.) Dr. Pranikoff will replace the tooth in the socket and stabilize it with a splint and, most likely, start root canal treatment, on the same appointment, based upon the stage of root development. The length of time the tooth was out of your mouth and the way the tooth was stored, may influence the type of treatment you receive.

Injuries To Children

An injured immature tooth may need one of the following procedures to improve the chances of saving the tooth:

Apexogenesis

This procedure encourages the root to continue development as the pulp is healed. Soft tissue is covered with medication to encourage growth. The tip of the root (apex) will continue to close as your child gets older. In turn, the walls of the root canal will thicken. If the pulp heals, no additional treatment will be necessary. The more mature the root becomes, the better the chance to save the tooth.

Apexification

In this case, the unhealthy pulp is removed. Dr. Pranikoff places medication into the root to help a hard tissue form near the root tip. This hardened tissue provides a barrier for the root canal filling. At this point, the root canal walls will not continue to develop, making the tooth susceptible to fractures. So it is important to have the tooth properly restored by your referring dentist once the root canal treatment is complete.

 
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