Some mouth injuries can push teeth deeper into their sockets. Dr. Aruri may be able to move the tooth back into place and stabilize it, but root canal treatment will most likely be necessary to save the tooth. This will typically take place within a few weeks of the injury. A medication such as calcium hydroxide will be placed in the tooth and eventually a permanent root canal filling will be implanted.
In cases where a tooth is pushed partially out of its socket, Dr. Aruri may stabilize it, and if the pulp wasn’t damaged, it might not need further treatment. If the pulp was damaged, however, it will need root canal treatment. Leaving it untreated could lead to complications such as infection of the tooth and surrounding tissue, inadequate hygiene, and tooth loss.