Endodontists are the experts when it comes to treating dental trauma because we specialize in saving natural teeth. After an injury, we work closely with your dentist to restore health and function to the affected tooth. Our team addresses the injury to the inside of your tooth, while your dentist restores the appearance and function of the tooth’s exterior with restorative dentistry.
What Is Dental Trauma?
Dental trauma is a term used to describe any number of injuries to the teeth, including chips, cracks, fractures, and avulsed (knocked out) teeth. Accidents and sports injuries are common causes of dental trauma, but it can even be caused by biting into something hard. Whenever a tooth is injured, the pulp inside of it can become inflamed or infected. This is true even of teeth that have no visible damage.
There’s no universal treatment that will work for every patient when it comes to dental trauma; sometimes, a root canal and restoration can be used to save an injured tooth, while in other cases, an extraction may be needed. If you’ve experienced dental trauma, the best way to save your tooth is by seeking prompt emergency treatment.