Soft Tissue Laceration

A dental emergency can occur while you eat, play, work out, or take part in any number of normal daily tasks. “Dental trauma” is when you break or crack a tooth or when one comes loose or is knocked out (avulsed). “Soft tissue laceration” is dental trauma that includes harm to your lips, gums, tongue,…

Loose Tooth and Other Dental Emergencies

Injury to the teeth, gums, or mouth may occur during the course of normal everyday activities such as eating or exercising. Dental trauma can include the fracturing, chipping, or loose tooth, or the avulsion (knocking out) of a tooth. Consequently, it is important to inform oneself about the proper responses – as well as precautions…

Knocked-Out Tooth

Accidents happen. If a tooth is knocked out, there are steps you can take to help make sure it survives. Tips for How to Deal with Dental Emergencies What you should do in a dental emergency depends on the type of crisis you face. Broken Tooth If a tooth is chipped or broken, follow these…

Endodontic Treatment: AKA Root Canals

The Basics of Endodontic Treatment Endodontic treatment is work done on parts of the tooth that are out of view. This includes the “pulp” that fills the canal of the tooth’s root. In fact, this work is best known by the term “root canal.” Tooth decay or damage can lead to an infection or inflammation…

Dental Injuries 101

Management of Dental Injuries Dental injuries can occur at any time. Eating, exercising, playing, or taking part in other daily actions can fracture, chip, loosen, or even knock out (avulse) permanent teeth. If you get one of these types of dental injuries, see a dentist as soon as you can. Treatment will vary and depends…

Common Causes of a Broken Tooth

In spite of how durable teeth can be, they are prone to chip or break from time to time and may even be knocked out of the mouth.  You may break a tooth in a number of ways. Those who take part in contact sports such as hockey or football are at risk for the…

Apicoectomy

The Basics of Endodontics Endodontic treatment targets the “pulp” that is found in the tooth’s root canal as well as the tissues that surround the root. Tooth decay or damage can sometimes lead to an infection or inflammation of this soft inner tissue. This can often be painful, and it may lead to an abscess…