Traumatic Dental Injuries
Traumatic dental injuries often occur in accidents or as sports-related injuries. Chipped teeth account for the majority of all dental injuries. Dislodged or knocked-out teeth are examples of less frequent, but more severe injuries. Treatment depends on the type, location and severity of each injury. Sometimes, neighboring teeth suffer an additional, unnoticed injury that will only be detected by a thorough dental exam.
Any dental injury, even if apparently mild, requires examination by a dentist or an endodontist immediately. Endodontists are dentists who specialize in treating traumatic dental injuries. With their advanced skills, techniques and technologies they can often save injured teeth. If you have a cracked or injured tooth, find an endodontist near you right away! Most endodontists offer tremendous flexibility in accommodating emergency cases, including weekends in some cases, so your pain can be relieved quickly.
Read more about treatments for traumatic dental injuries from the American Association of Endodontists.
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