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When Is Dental Trauma An Emergency?


Dental trauma can be a serious and painful ordeal. A dental injury may occur from something as simple as getting hit in the face while playing a sport, or taking a fall headfirst. In many cases, treatment requires dental trauma emergency medicine and procedures beyond an average filling or crown. If you’ve never experienced a dental injury, it may be difficult to gauge the severity of the damage.

The professionals at Greater Endodontics can provide the emergency dental trauma services you need — anytime you need. Our 24/7 emergency hotline and use of cutting edge technology makes us one of the leading endodontic experts in the industry.

Here are some types of dental trauma that require an emergency trip to an endodontist.

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What Is Dental Trauma?


Dental trauma is classified as a severe injury to the mouth. This can include any damage to your teeth, gums, lips, tongue, and jawbone. While a small cavity may not be labeled as a dental emergency, a broken or avulsed tooth (in which a tooth has been entirely dislodged from its socket) would be considered severe dental trauma and requires immediate dental trauma emergency medicine and treatment. These types of injuries are rarely life-threatening, but they are undoubtedly painful and can cause dental health issues and cosmetic concerns for the patient.

Types Of Dental Trauma

A dental trauma emergency can come in many forms and may result in severe pain and infections if not treated. Some of the most common types of dental trauma can include:

Your head isn’t the only part of your body that can receive a concussion. A tooth concussion is perhaps the mildest injury your mouth can receive, but it is still considered dental trauma if the concussion is severe. Dental concussions occur when a tooth is hit with significant force, but the tooth remains whole and with enough periodontal ligament support to stay inside its socket. A concussed tooth will not normally require emergency treatment, but it can result in temporary or permanent discoloration. If the tooth turns a dark color or black, this may mean that the tooth is dying and requires immediate endodontic care.

Chipped teeth are another less severe dental injury. Many chips can be repaired with a simple filling and cap. However, if a fracture is extreme it may extend to the roots, exposing the pulp of the tooth. A root canal treatment is usually required to save and restore function to the tooth.

With this type of trauma, the tooth is not entirely removed from the socket. Instead, it has been dislodged most likely as a result of being pushed sideways out of or into its socket. In order to save the tooth, endodontic treatment is necessary to reposition and stabilize the tooth. If the pulp of the tooth has been damaged a root canal must be started in addition to medication followed by a permanent root canal filling or crown placed at a later date.

When a tooth is avulsed, it means that it has been knocked entirely out of its socket. Some of the tooth root may remain in the socket if it has been fractured. The tooth may be saved if treatment and dental trauma emergency medicine are received quickly after critical steps are followed. Pick up the tooth by the biting surface, do not touch the roots, and gently rinse. If possible, place the tooth back into the socket or in a glass of milk in order to prevent it from drying out. Depending on the length of time the tooth was out and how it was stored, an endodontist may be able to replace the tooth and stabilize it with a splint. After the splint has been in place for a period of time a root canal will be necessary.

A horizontal root fracture is less common and the healing success largely depends on where the fracture is located. The closer a fracture is to the tip of the root, the greater the chance of success is. Stabilization and medication may be required to begin the healing process followed by the eventual root canal to repair damaged pulp.

Dental Traumas That Require Immediate Attention

Immediate dental trauma emergency medicine is required in cases of dental injury where the inner soft tissue, or dental pulp, has been damaged. A thorough dental examination from a Utah endodontics specialist will help to ease pain and ensure the patient’s dental health.

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I went to a new dentist for a regular cleaning and was told I needed a root canal and had 8 cavities - quoted $4900. Outside of having one cavity my entire life, I have NEVER had any issues with my teeth. So, I was shocked. I ended up getting a second opinion who referred me to greater Endo. Their 3D CT scans can see m...
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i had a botched root canal and doctor Brockbank tried to fix it. it was good for a year but problems a sore again from it. i just got out of my appointment and he unfortunately couldn't fix it. i was charged nothing. i had a terrible experience when i was a kid so it stuck with me from then on out. he was a great docto...
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I was referred to Dr. Facer after sustaining a fractured tooth in a biking accident. The staff was friendly, supportive, and great at communicating everything that was going on. Dr. Facer completed a phenomenal root canal on my tooth, all while dealing with the complicated factor of me having a broken jaw/limited openi...
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Dr. Brockbank and his assistant could not have been more caring during my emergency root canal, making certain that I felt no pain during the procedure. I was highly impressed with Dr. Brockbank’s professionalism and skills as a dental surgeon. I very much appreciate their office working with my dentist to find an ap...
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I'm so glad I went here. I can't say I enjoyed it or that it was comfortable but I had a tooth with really deep roots and I kept burning through the anesthesia. I think I counted 8 shots before I was done. However, I believe anyone else would have made this uncomfortable experience incredibly painful. Fortunately, ...
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I got in on short notice for a root canal. So grateful that they worked through lunch to help me out! Very friendly staff!
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Why Choose Greater Endodontics?


Dental traumas can happen anytime, including after normal business hours. Whether you are in severe pain or the pulp of the tooth is damaged, immediate attention from dental professionals is available to you.

We Have A Nurse On Staff And Are On Call 24/7 Available To Handle:
  • Pain Management
  • Antibiotics
  • Facial Drainage
  • Tooth Triage
  • IV Infusions
  • UV Hydration
  • IM Relief/Recovery

At Greater Endodontics, our team provides the best Utah root canal treatments, dental implant treatments, and diagnoses available for patients suffering from dental trauma. We also work with best-in-class cosmetic and restorative dentists, ensuring that all your dental needs will be superseded. Our combination of advanced technologies, training, diagnoses and specialized techniques allow us to treat our patients with unsurpassed care and comfort, all in a timely manner.

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If you are in search of immediate care for dental trauma, contact us today!

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Our expert team of endodontists provides premium dental care for Utah residents. Using modern techniques and technologies, we offer restorative, cosmetic, and surgical procedures. We have a variety of sedation options, ensuring you a comfortable, pain-free experience. With leading experts in the endodontic field, and our expert training and diagnosis procedures, we treat patients with unsurpassed care and comfort.

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In addition to working with most major dental insurance companies, we are priced competitively and believe we have the best service values in the area. We also offer interest-free payment plans for up to 12 months. Simply fill out the Care Credit application HERE.

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We have developed a working relationship with almost every insurance company, and we are the best in our class. We are a preferred provider for over 20 different insurance companies. Chances are, we are the right fit for you and can meet your insurance needs.

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