Traumatic Dental
Injuries

Endodontists specialize in saving natural teeth, which is why an endodontic practice should be your first call after a traumatic dental injury. 

Traumatic Dental Injuries

Overview

While most traumatic dental injuries occur in children and teenagers, people of all ages can be affected. Most commonly, injuries happen because of sports mishaps, automobile accidents or bad falls. They can also be the result of biting into something hard, teeth grinding during sleep, or an oral habit like chewing ice. A traumatic dental injury can be something as minor as a chipped tooth or as serious as a tooth that has been completely knocked out. 

Regardless of how serious the injury is, it is important to see an endodontist as soon as possible for an evaluation. The type and severity of the injury will determine the treatment necessary.

Leading types of
dental injuries

Subluxation

A subluxated tooth occurs when there is an injury to the periodontal tissues. The tooth is loose but hasn’t moved from its original location.

Extrusive Luxation

Extrusive luxation is a type of traumatic injury where the tooth is “partially avulsed.” The tooth might be knocked loose, but still remains in the bony socket.

Avulsion

An avulsed tooth occurs when a tooth is completely dislodged from its socket.

Lateral Luxation

Lateral luxation is defined as a traumatic displacement of a tooth in any direction other than axially.

Intrusion

Tooth intrusion occurs when the tooth has been driven into the alveolar socket. This is the most severe form of displacement injury.

Root Fractures

The root of your tooth can often fracture during a traumatic event. Correct management of these fractures can be the difference in keeping or losing your tooth.

Pain relief

Root canals provide effective relief from severe toothaches caused by infected or inflamed pulp, eliminating discomfort.

Tooth preservation

By treating and removing infected pulp, root canals save natural teeth from extraction, maintaining dental structure.

Improved chewing ability

After a root canal, the treated tooth is restored, allowing for efficient chewing and biting, restoring normal oral function.

Pain relief

Root canals provide effective relief from severe toothaches caused by infected or inflamed pulp, eliminating discomfort.

Tooth preservation

By treating and removing infected pulp, root canals save natural teeth from extraction, maintaining dental structure.

Cost-effective solution

While root canals may have initial costs, they are generally more affordable compared to tooth extraction followed by tooth replacement options like implants or bridges.

Why choose Andrews Endodontics?

Your Endodontic Specialist 

At Andrews Endodontics, we are passionate about delivering exceptional, patient-centered care, while using the most advanced treatment options to help you preserve your natural teeth.