Traumatic Injuries

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 you receive.

Injuries in children

An injured immature tooth may need one of the following procedures to improve the chances of saving the tooth:

Apexogenesis

This procedure encourages the root to continue development as the pulp is healed. Soft tissue is covered with medication to encourage growth. The tip of the root (apex) will continue to close as the child gets older. In turn, the walls of the root canal will thicken. If the pulp heals, no additional treatment will be necessary. The more mature the root becomes, the better the chance to save the tooth.

Apexification

In this case, the unhealthy pulp is removed. The doctors place medication into the root to help a hard tissue form near the root tip. This hardened tissue provides a barrier for the root canal filling. At this point, the root canal walls will not continue to develop, making the tooth susceptible to fractures. So it is important to have the tooth properly restored by your dentist.

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I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Nasser and his staff! He made sure I was comfortable and he explained the procedure ahead of time and also explained what he was doing throughout the whole procedure. I never felt any pain, just a small prick from the anesthetic. Thank you Dr. Nasser!

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My friends laughed at me when I said I had the best time at my root canal! Dr. Nasser is a teacher first, and an endodontist second. Every step was explained in great detail with a calm and soothing voice. I have never had a massage chair for a dental treatment and now I think it should be part of every dentist's office! Dr. Nasser started with three numbing injections, spaced apart, and because he applies them slowly there was absolutely no pain when they wore off. I did take two Tylenol as suggested after I got home and that may have helped. My gum was not sore and by bedtime everything was back to normal. Thank you to Sheila, and Dr. Nasser for an enjoyable visit - and the root canal!

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In 30 years of dental work, I recall the first few times i had received root canal work. Well, they NEVER explained what was happening and why I needed the root canal! Worse, I always translated root canal as a tooth extraction because that was always the end result because they screwed up my teeth! Not with Dr. Nasser! I knew what, when, why, how, and where things were being done. Thorough and thoughtful! Why are more like him? As I recall the other experiences, I feel violated because I could have saved more teeth! We need to clone Nasser and all other experts at his level! ASAP!

- Watson P

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Like many, this was my first root canal procedure. Like many, I had heard horror stories. However, I would recommend Dr. Nasser and his staff to everyone! Top notch treatment, absolutely NO post-procedure pain, did not even need an Advil. He shared his knowledge and thoroughly explained steps beginning to end and threw in a little humor along the way. The chair was a nice surprise as well and provided somewhere else to focus. Dr Nasser called me personally the next day to check on me. I would have been satisfied with his staff making the call.

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All of my interactions with Dr. Nasser's team were very positive. I was scheduled very quickly for my root canal procedure after referral from my dentist. Dr. Nasser comprehensively explained the procedure beforehand and methodically apprised me of each upcoming step while it was being performed. The entire procedure took less than one hour and I had very little post-operative discomfort. Dr. Nasser also followed up personally by phone the following day. Overall, I was extremely pleased and would unequivocally recommend Dr. Nasser for anyone needing endodontic work.

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Dr. Nassar was wonderfully open, hospitable and extremely skilled. I have had SO many root canals in my lifetime and this was the best experience I've had. I am a person with extreme dental phobia/anxiety. My husband, who has lived my freak, came with me & is amazed at my evening convalescence.

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Dr. Nasser was fantastic. He made me feel comfortable. He explained the entire process as he performed a root canal in less than an hour. I couldn’t have been in better hands. While I would highly recommend Dr.Nasser… his office staff were the real MVP’s. Andrea was a god send and Shelia took amazing care of me while assisting Dr. Nasser.

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Does good job of expaning problem, and treatment plan, great diagonistic tools like the CT Scann. Wish I could have gotten in sooner but I understand. Nice personal touch of having the Doctor do follow-up call next day, normally not seen in today's world, thank you!!!

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- Julie B

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Dr Nasser is an exceptional doctor excellent in his profession. He was so kind and encouraging during my procedure and the massage chair was helpful. I am grateful for a stressful procedure being quite comfortable. Thank you Dr Nasser

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Dr. Nasser is the best...this was my first root canal and I was nervous, but confidently nervous, because I have heard for years that Dr. Nasser is the best. I personally found out that he is! This should have been a two visit procedure and he got it done in one visit...how awesome is that? I had 3 canals that had to drilled out, he had to work hard to find the third canal, but he was successful. I highly recommend Dr. Nasser!!

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Dr. Nasser was very patient, thorough and kind. He explained everything as he was performing each step of the procedure and maintained a calm environment. I had zero pain and am very grateful he did such a great job.

- Linda T

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This was the third procedure Dr. Nasser performed on me. Each time was a good experience......if you can label a root canal procedure as a "good experience" Thanks for your expertise and professionalism Dr. Nasser!

- Todd E

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Dr. Nasser is an exceptional Endodontist who is very kind and efficient. He has a very inviting atmosphere considering what I had to have two root canals. His precise work is amazing considering the minimal time it takes him to complete the procedure. Thank you so much

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Root canal was fast and painless! I love that he explains every step as he is doing the procedure.

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Who would have guessed a root canal would be such a great experience! Thanks Dr. Nasser for saving my teeth!

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Dr. Nasser is a very pleasant and caring doctor to speak to and was very concerned about my well-being. I had to have an immediate Root Canal completed due to an urgent medical condition and he and his staff went out of their way to accommodate me. Dr. Nasser explained in detail what he was going to do prior to and during the entire procedure. He was very gentle when giving injections and it was essentially painless. He also took many X-rays and photos during the process and showed me the work that had been completed. I was very impressed with his attention to detail, knowledge and his work ethic. I Highly recommend Dr. Nasser to any patient that is in need of Endodontic work.

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