Dental Trauma Treatment in Flint, MI

Lindemann Root Canal Specialists provides emergency dentistry services in Flint, MI. Call 810-732-7900 to learn more and schedule your appointment.

Because we specialize in saving natural teeth, endodontists are the experts when it comes to managing dental trauma. Following an injury, we collaborate with your dentist to restore the damaged tooth’s health and function. Your endodontist will treat the inside of your tooth, while your dentist will use restorative dentistry to restore the appearance and function of the tooth’s structure.

What Is Dental Trauma?

Dental trauma includes a number of dental injuries, including chips, cracks, fractures, and avulsed (knocked out) teeth. While dental trauma is commonly caused by accidents and sports injuries, it can also be caused by biting into something hard. When the pulp inside a tooth is injured, it can become inflamed or infected. This is true even if there is no visible damage to the tooth’s surface.

When it comes to dental trauma, there is no one-size-fits-all therapy that will work for everyone; in some circumstances, a root canal and restoration will save an injured tooth, while in others, an extraction may be required. If you’ve experienced a dental emergency, the best way to save your teeth is to seek prompt treatment for your injury.

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Trauma

Is a broken tooth a dental emergency?

It is not considered a dental emergency if your tooth has only a superficial chip that is not painful. Make an appointment with your dentist; they may be able to restore the chipped area with bonding. When a tooth is damaged and painful, the pulp is most likely irritated. This is a dental emergency, and a root canal may be required.

Can a broken tooth be fixed?

Broken teeth can typically be repaired, but if the damage is serious and extends below the gumline, extraction may be needed. Schedule an appointment with us for a consultation to find out if your tooth can be saved.

Can a knocked out tooth be saved?

You might be surprised to learn that teeth that have been knocked out can often be successfully replanted into the socket. Call our office as soon as possible for instructions; treatment within 30 minutes provides us the best chance for saving your tooth. We will use a splint to stabilize the tooth after it has been replanted, which gives your gums the chance to reattach to the root. Once the tooth is stable, root canal therapy is usually required.

What happens if you don’t fix a chipped tooth?

A small chip is purely cosmetic, but a large chip that exposes your pulp can result in tooth pain and infection. If left untreated, this may lead to tooth loss.

Can a knocked out baby tooth be put back in?

Unfortunately, a knocked-out baby tooth cannot be replanted. We recommend contacting your child’s dentist to see if a space maintainer is required.

Call 810-732-7900 to schedule your appointment.