Lesiones traumáticas

Dislodged Teeth

Lesiones en la boca pueden causar los dientes a ser rechazados en sus zócalos. Su endodoncista o dentista general puede reposicionar y estabilizar su diente. Tratamiento del conducto radicular generalmente se inicia dentro de unas semanas de la lesión y un medicamento, como el hidróxido de calcio, se colocará en el diente. Finalmente, se implantará un relleno de canal de raíz permanente.

A veces un diente puede ser empujado parcialmente de la toma de. Otra vez, su endodoncista o dentista general puede reposicionar y estabilizar su diente. Si la pulpa permanece sana, entonces no es necesario ningún otro tratamiento. Sin embargo, if the pulp becomes damaged or infected, root canal treatment will be required. If left untreated, many different complications can arise. These complications can include but are not limited to: Infection of the tooth, root system or surrounding tissue, inadequate hygiene due to an inability to properly clean the dislodged tooth and the gums, and loss of the tooth.

Avulsed Teeth

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.) Your Endodontist 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.

Injuries in children

An injured immature tooth may need one of the following procedures to improve the chances of saving the tooth:

Apexogenesis

This procedure encourages the root to continue development as the pulp is healed. Soft tissue is covered with medication to encourage growth. The tip of the root (apex) will continue to close as the child gets older. In turn, the walls of the root canal will thicken. If the pulp heals, no additional treatment will be necessary. The more mature the root becomes, the better the chance to save the tooth.

Apexification

En este caso, the unhealthy pulp is removed. The doctors place medication into the root to help a hard tissue form near the root tip. This hardened tissue provides a barrier for the root canal filling. At this point, the root canal walls will not continue to develop, making the tooth susceptible to fractures. So it is important to have the tooth properly restored by your dentist.