Certain dental emergencies involve injuries to the mouth that cause teeth to be pushed back into their sockets. These are known as dislodged teeth. If the tooth is pushed partially out of the socket, our Nyack root canal dentist may re-position your tooth after stabilizing it. If the pulp remains healthy, no further treatment will be needed but if the pulp becomes infected or damaged, a root canal will be necessary. If this is the case, the root canal treatment is normally started within a few weeks of the injury. Medication may be placed inside the tooth, such as calcium hydroxide, and the canal will eventually be sealed by placing a permanent root canal filling. The tooth should be checked periodically by our Nyack root canal dentist to guarantee proper healing.
Children between the ages of 7 and 12 years old may not need root canal treatment due to a dislodged tooth since their teeth are still developing. For these types of injuries, our Nyack root canal dentist will monitor the healing carefully with not only clinical exams but X-rays as well. If any abnormal changes appear then our dentist will intervene right away to find out the cause of the changes and how best to treat them. If this becomes the case then multiple follow-up appointments may be needed. According to new research, stem cells in the pulps of our younger patient’s teeth can be stimulated to finish root growth and heal the pulp following infections or injuries.
Our knowledgeable staff at Rockland Endodontics has kept current with the latest advancements in endodontics and brings cutting edge technology to their state-of-the-art facility. Our Nyack root canal dentist takes the time to get to know each patient and explain all details of the recommended treatment for a dislodged tooth. This attention to personalized service and detail allows our patients to know exactly what to expect which helps to alleviate any anxiety. The over 27 years of experience and outstanding service is also a comfort to our patients and we dedicate our practice to the preservation of your bright smile.