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Traumatic Dental Injuries – Tacoma, WA

Have a Dental Emergency? Call Us Now

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Do you need immediate relief from an aching tooth? Or has an accident knocked the tooth out of your mouth altogether? Whatever the case, if you’re suffering from a traumatic dental injury or severe dental pain, get in touch with Dr. Olsson and the rest of our team at South Sound Endodontics immediately; we’ll get you the care you need without delay for traumatic dental injuries in Tacoma, WA.

Why Choose South Sound Endo for Traumatic Dental Injuries?

  • Find Relief as Soon as Possible
  • Save Your Damaged Teeth
  • Caring and Experienced Endodontist

Types of Dental Emergencies

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Many different kinds of dental injuries require immediate care, including:

  • Severe Toothaches: Pain in the tooth that lasts more than a couple of days is often due to an infection. Dental infections don’t go away on their own and can easily lead to tooth loss.
  • Knocked Out Teeth: When a tooth fully comes out of its socket, we’ll only have a short amount of time to try and save it.
  • Partially Dislodged Tooth: Sometimes a tooth can be knocked loose without fully coming out of its socket.
  • Cracked or Fractured Tooth: Your tooth could break due to a sudden traumatic event such as getting hit in the face, but it could also happen as a result of habitually chewing on ice and other hard objects.

In each of these situations, getting care as soon as possible could mean the difference between keeping or losing your tooth.

Will I Need a Root Canal?

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Different emergencies require different types of care. While root canal therapy isn’t always required, there are many situations where it’s needed to keep your smile whole. In most cases, it will be the procedure of choice for a toothache that’s caused by an infection. However, it might also be necessary to help treat a cracked or fractured tooth; when the enamel is broken, the pulp is exposed to the bacteria and food particles that cause infection.

In any case, before we can perform a root canal or any other kind of dental repair, we’ll need to perform an examination of the tooth and the surrounding area. That way we can figure out the underlying cause of the issue and check the extent of the damage. Once that’s done, Dr. Olsson will help figure out the type of treatment your pearly whites need.