Severe oral trauma from a sports injury or automobile accident can potentially traumatize a tooth. In a case of dental avulsion, where the tooth is knocked out or fractures near the gumline, you need to seek professional care at Dr. Eric Weinstock’s clinic.
If the tooth was knocked out of the socket, and it’s completely whole, Dr. Eric Weinstock might be able to insert it back into the socket. While you’re making your way to Dr. Eric Weinstock’s clinic you can keep the tooth alive by holding it between your cheek and gums.
When you arrive Dr. Eric Weinstock will examine the severity of the dental avulsion and present you with applicable treatment options. If the tooth isn’t viable for implantation back into the socket, Dr. Eric Weinstock might need to perform a root canal. This endodontic therapy will excise any compromised tissues before restoring sufficient structure to secure a dental crown in place.
If the trauma to the tooth and dental socket is severe, Dr. Eric Weinstock might recommend extracting the remnants and suturing your gums. Afterward, he will likely prescribe pain medication to help you remain comfortable while the traumatized tissues heal. When you’re ready Dr. Eric Weinstock can help you understand your options for restoring the tooth.
If you are in the Canton, Massachusetts, area and you have suffered a severe oral trauma, you should call 781-575-9633 to seek treatment at Cobb Corner Endodontics, P.C..