Traumatic dental injuries are most commonly caused by accidents and participation in sports. The most common injury is a chipped tooth, though teeth may also become dislodged or knocked out completely. These injuries happen less often but can be rather severe. Treatment of dental injuries depends on the type of injury and the severity of it. The location of the tooth can also change treatment.
Even if you don’t think your injury is severe, it is always important to have it checked out by a dentist or endodontist right away. Another tooth may also have problems from the injury, and the only way you can tell is by a dental examination and potential X-rays.
Endodontists are skilled at treating traumatic dental injuries. They have advanced training and special techniques to save teeth that are damaged, so it is important to find an endodontist right away if you injure your tooth.
Since endodontists do a lot of emergency work to treat injuries, they are often very flexible. Many have evening and weekend appointments and some have dentists on call when needed. It is their goal to relieve your pain as quickly as possible.