Injuries to the mouth can cause teeth to be pushed back into their sockets. If you have a tooth injury, come see Dr. Jenson, an endodontist in Utah County. He can help restore and save your tooth in his office—located in Orem at the mouth of Provo Canyon.
Sometimes due to a tooth injury, a tooth may be pushed partially out of the socket. Your endodontist or general dentist may reposition and stabilize your tooth. If the pulp remains healthy, no other treatment is necessary. If the pulp becomes damaged or infected, root canal treatment will be required.
Root canal treatment is usually started within a few weeks of the injury; at that time, a medication, such as calcium hydroxide, will be placed inside the tooth. Eventually, a permanent root canal filling will be required.
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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).
As your endodontist in Utah County, Dr. Jenson may start root canal treatment 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.
Contact Us for More Information on a Tooth Injury
If you have experienced a tooth injury and have one or more dislodged or avulsed teeth, come see Dr. Jenson, an endodontist in Utah County as soon as you can. Early attention can save your teeth. Contact our office in Orem today by calling the number above or filling out the form to the left.