A Tooth Suffering with a Damaged Root Might Need Endodontic Therapy

Published on March 9, 2017

Sports injuries are always a cause for concern, regardless of the specific athletic activity. While training can lead to simple mechanical injuries, like bruises and sprained joints, it can also result in oral trauma. This is even more likely to occur if you participate in a contact sport without the protection of a high-quality mouthguard.

Sometimes an oral trauma can be so severe that it damages a tooth. While there are many general dentistry treatments for a chipped tooth or dental fracture, more severe dental trauma might require an endodontic specialist.

If the dental trauma has damaged the root of the tooth, Dr. might need to administer endodontic therapy.

Often referred to as a root canal, this course of treatment will remove the tooth enamel layer of the damaged tooth to gain access to the compromised structures within. Your endodontist will then extract any damaged material before rebuilding the tooth with a special dental material.

With this stage of treatment completed, he can then start the process of fitting the tooth for a standard dental crown. Once it has been cemented in place, the full presence and function of the tooth will serve you for many years ahead.

If you live in the Muskogee, Oklahoma, area and you have suffered a badly damaged tooth, you should call 918.682.1961 to have it treated and restored at Walter Davis.