Traumatic dental injuries often occur in accidents or sports-related injuries. Injuries to the mouth can cause teeth to be break, or be pushed and dislodged from the tooth socket. These types of injuries are called dental trauma, and they are often referred for ongoing care and review with a specialist endodontist.
At Australian Dental Specialists our specialist endodontist will examine your teeth and assess the hidden effects of dental trauma and fix any ongoing issues you may have with traumatised teeth.
Any dental injury, even if apparently mild, requires immediate examination by a dentist or an endodontist. Sometimes, neighbouring teeth suffer an additional, unnoticed injury that will only be detected by a thorough dental exam. Dr Yoganathan using her advanced skills, techniques and technologies can often save injured teeth from extraction. She is flexible in accommodating emergency cases including weekends in some cases so your pain can be relieved quickly. Root canal treatment should be started within a short time of receiving the injury and a medication applied inside the tooth. Once healing has taken place a permanent root canal filling will be placed.
If traumatised teeth are left untreated, different complications can arise. These complications can include, but are not limited to:
- infection of the tooth
- infection of root system or surrounding tissue
- inadequate hygiene due to an inability to properly clean the dislodged tooth and the gums
- loss of the tooth
Other Root Canal Therapy Procedures
Cracked teeth demonstrate many types of symptoms, including pain when chewing, temperature sensitivities, or even the release of biting pressure.
Root canal therapy is a conservative procedure undertaken by an endodontist to save teeth. It is a commonly performed dental treatment and has documented success rates of over 90%.
With regenerative endodontics, we revive or regenerate the tooth’s natural tissue so the root can continue growing, be functional and last you for your lifetime.
Internal bleaching, also referred to as walking bleach, is a technique that is used to whiten the appearance of teeth. Internal bleaching is conducted under the direction of a dentist.
Root end sugery or apicoectomy is the most common surgery used to save damaged teeth. Occasionally, root canal therapy will not be sufficient to heal the tooth and your endodontist will recommend surgery.
There are cases where a tooth that received root canal treatment may fail toheal or pain may continue to exist. The failure can occur months or years after the intial treatment.