A tooth that has become dislodged from its socket, or knocked from it completely (avulsed) will often require root canal treatment in order to restore it to viability. This is because the pulp of the tooth, located down near the base of it, next to the nerve, can become damaged when you suffer an injury or experience and accident that separates the tooth from its normal place. Root canal involves removing the pulp and the nerve so that the tooth can continue to work for you as it was meant to. Here at Mid-County Endodontic Group P.A., we’re a big part of the solution when you suffer with Ridgewood dental trauma.
The first thing you should do with a dislodged or avulsed tooth is to see if you can gently nestle it back in the socket until you can get to your general dentist. If an avulsed tooth cannot, you will need to keep it moist so that it will remain savable. To do so, keep it in a container of milk, or if you cannot quickly find one, just keep it on the inside your cheek in the meantime. Your general dentist will address your Ridgewood dental trauma by positioning the tooth back where it belongs and put a plastic splint on to hold it in place. It will take a week or two of healing before root canal can be done. Fortunately, our endodontist is an expert in the field, and you can count not only on skilled and gentle care, but also on feeling very little or even no pain. This is the result of advanced techniques and equipment. Our office is also available to handle any endodontic-related emergency. Our phones are monitored 24 hours per day, so you can be sure of getting the attention you need.
When Ridgewood dental trauma has caused you to need root canal, contact us right away.