Injuries to the mouth can cause teeth to be dislodged or pushed back into their sockets. Your endodontist or general dentist may reposition and stabilize your tooth. If the pulp remains healthy following injury, no other treatment is necessary. An acute injury may disrupt the blood flow into the root canal space resulting in inflammation or infection. Root canal treatment is usually started within a few weeks of the injury if the pulp tissue becomes damaged or infected.
If an injury causes a tooth to be completely knocked out of your mouth, it is important that you are treated immediately! If possible, put the tooth back into the socket. You can also transport the tooth to our office in a cup of milk or saline. Keep the tooth moist. Our dental office will reposition and stabilize the injured tooth. Root canal treatment is usually started within a few weeks of the injury if the pulp tissue becomes damaged or infected. 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.