Dislodged Teeth: Injuries to the mouth can cause teeth to be pushed back into
their sockets. Your endodontist or general dentist may reposition and stabilize your tooth. 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 implanted. Sometimes a tooth may be pushed partially out of the socket. Again, your
endodontist or general dentist may reposition and stabilize your tooth. If the pulp remains healthy,
then no other treatment is necessary. Yet, if the pulp becomes damaged or infected, root canal
treatment will be required.
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