A dislodged, or luxated, tooth is one that has been
partially pushed into or out of its socket, or sideways, during an injury. If this has happened to you, see your
dentist or endodontist as soon as possible to stabilize the tooth.
canal treatment is usually needed for permanent teeth that have been
dislodged and should be started a few days following the injury. Medication may
be placed inside the tooth as part of the root canal treatment. For those
patients, an endodontist or dentist will monitor the healing carefully and
intervene immediately if any unfavorable changes appear. Therefore, multiple
follow-up appointments are likely to be needed.
Children between seven and 12 years old may not
need root canal treatment since their teeth are still developing. New research
indicates that stem cells present in the pulps of young people can be
stimulated to complete root growth and heal the pulp following injuries or
infection. Your endodontist can talk with you about regenerative treatment
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