Tooth Avulsion

What to do when a tooth is knocked out: Treatment by any person present, ideally a caregiver and injured person will work together to achieve an immediate (less than 5 minute) replantation — physically replacing the tooth into its socket. The proper way to remove debris from the root of an avulsed tooth is to rinse it in cold water.

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Root Canal Pain Management

There are 5 simple steps to follow before you have a root canal or during your root canal recovery and a few root canal symptoms or situations that can cause you to need a root canal.

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Pain Medication

Patient’s with pain in the pulp of the tooth are usually given pain medications such as Motrin or ibuprofen which have an anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect. If stronger pain medications are needed usually Vicodin or Hydrocodone can also be prescribed.

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Root Canals

A root canal is simply removing the nerve, cleaning the canal space, preparing the canal space and finally putting the root canal filling inside the root. This is accomplished by making a small hole through the top of the tooth or crown and using a special material called gutta percha to fill in the space previously occupied by the nerve.

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Sports Injuries and TMJ

Sport induced TMJ can be caused either by a traumatic blow to the jaw or muscle strain that puts stress on the tempromandibular joint. It’s also possible to suffer TMJ because you are overworking your jaw during sports. Clenching your teeth is common when you are trying to use all your strength.

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Referral to a Pediatric Dentist

Most often than not, parents are not sure when they should first take their children to see the dentist.  According to the American Academy Of Pediatric Dentistry, parents should take their child in for a dental examination when the first tooth appears or no later than their child’s first birthday. Once a parent does decide to take their child for their first dental visit, the most common question asked is should they take their child...

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