Dentist in DeWitt
Michael F. Miller, DMD
4311 E. Genesee Street
DeWitt, NY 13214
New Patients: (315) 947-0928
Existing Patients: (315) 446-8050

Traumatic Dental Injuries

Dislodged Teeth

Injuries to the mouth can cause teeth to be moved from their normal position. If the tooth is pushed partially out of the socket, your dentist may re-position and stabilize it. If the pulp remains healthy, then no other treatment is necessary. However, if the pulp becomes damaged or infected, root canal treatment will be required to enable the retention of the tooth.

Avulsed Teeth

If an injury causes a tooth to be completely knocked out of your mouth, it is important that you seek treatment immediately! It is important to keep the avulsed 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). Holding the tooth in your mouth is an excellent means for transporting the tooth. Root canal treatment will usually be necessary 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 and how successful the outcome.

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