Dental Emergencies & Trauma

Cracked Teeth

Cracked teeth have many types of symptoms, including pain when chewing, temperature sensitivity, or even pain with the release of biting pressure. It is also very common for pain to come and go, making the diagnosis of the cause of pain difficult to find. It is possible that cracks in an otherwise healthy tooth can lead to infection of the pulp tissue, which can spread to the bone and gum surrounding the problematic tooth.

Dislodged Teeth

Injuries to the mouth can cause teeth to be pushed backward into their sockets. Your endodontist or general dentist may need to reposition and stabilize your tooth. If the pulp remains healthy, then no other treatment is necessary. If the pulp becomes damaged or infected, root canal treatment is usually started within a few weeks of the injury and a medication, such as calcium hydroxide, will be placed inside the tooth. Eventually, a permanent root canal filling will be placed.

Avulsed Teeth

If an injury causes a tooth to be completely knocked out of your mouth, it is important that you act quickly and are seen by your dentist immediately! Should this happen to you, keep the tooth moist, and if possible, put it back into the socket. You can even put the tooth in milk or a glass of water (add a pinch of salt.) 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.
Endodontic Treatment

Emergency Care at Downtown Dental Specialty

At Downtown, we’re your emergency dental specialists! We are not general dentists. Instead, we focus on specialized treatments, including all things related to emergency restorations, repairs, and surgery. That way you get the very best care around. Have questions? Give us a call.