You may know endodontists as specialists in root canal therapy, but what you may not know is that we also have advanced training in dental trauma and pain. Our practice is set up to provide emergency dental care, which is why many general dentists refer their patients to us when urgent treatment is needed. Here are the reasons to choose endodontic care when faced with a dental emergency.
We Have State-of-the-Art Equipment
North Shore & Brookline Endodontics is well-equipped for diagnosing dental and facial pain. Each of our locations has access to the latest in imaging technology, including three-dimensional cone beam CBCT, Schick digital radiography, and microscopic examination.
We Have Advanced Training and Experience
After completing dental school, endodontists receive two to three additional years of education and training in the diagnosis and treatment of dental pain. This gives us the expertise and diagnostic skills to identify the underlying cause of your pain. North Shore & Brookline Endodontics has been providing local patients with exceptional emergency care for over 55 years.
We Can Save Injured Teeth
Endodontics is a specialty that prioritizes saving natural teeth whenever possible. We have the ability to save traumatized teeth, preventing the need for extraction and replacement. Some of the traumatic dental injuries we treat include:
Fractured or Chipped Teeth
A minor chip or fracture can often be repaired with dental bonding, but when damage is severe and reaches the pulp, root canal treatment is required. This is usually followed by a dental crown to repair the structural damage and restore function, strength, and appearance.
Dislodged (Luxated) Teeth
It’s not uncommon for teeth to become luxated after an accident or sports-related injury. In such cases, one or more teeth may become loose or pushed sideways, out of, or up into the socket. An endodontist will reposition the affected tooth and stabilize it with splints. If we determine that the root, nerve, or blood vessels are damaged, a root canal treatment may be needed within several days of the injury.
Knocked Out (Avulsed) Teeth
Many patients are surprised to learn that a tooth that has been knocked out completely can often be successfully replaced. Follow these steps and bring the avulsed tooth to our office. Your endodontist will place the tooth back in the socket and use a splint to stabilize it. A root canal may be needed a week or two after the tooth was knocked out.
We Diagnose and Treat Facial and Dental Pain
Severe dental pain can develop suddenly, making it difficult to eat, sleep, and go about your normal daily activities. With our advanced technology and decades of experience, we have the ability to diagnose dental pain quickly and provide you with the treatment you need to get back to your normal routine.
We Offer Prompt Treatment
As doctors who specialize in providing emergency dental care, we can easily accommodate urgent appointments. We’re often able to provide same-day care for patients experiencing pain and swelling. If you experience an emergency after hours, our answering service will take a message and contact your doctor. In most cases, your call will be returned within the hour.
Schedule an Appointment with NSBENDO
If you need emergency dental care, contact us today to schedule an appointment at one of our six North Shore and Boston-area locations.