Endodontic Therapy Might Be Needed to Treat a Badly Damaged Tooth

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While most schools and athletic associations enforce the use of mouthguards during rigorous athletics, there are still many hobbyists that are unaware of dental threats. Certain activities like rock climbing, extreme sports and rafting can cause a blow to the face. If you aren’t wearing a quality mouthguard in these moments, it can cause severe trauma to one of your teeth.

When this happens, you might experience significant pain and other symptoms. You might find some relief from a topical or ingestible analgesic. Then you can seek specialist care with Dr. Stephen T. McInerney at his endodontic clinic in Bingham Farms, Michigan.

This might call for Dr. Stephen T. McInerney to perform a root canal. This will extract all damaged internal structures from the tooth before replacing them with a special dental material called gutta percha. This will form a post-like abutment that will anchor an eventual crown.

Dr. Stephen T. McInerney will then prepare an impression of the abutment and the surrounding teeth. This will be sent to his dental lab, to guide them in creating a crown. The material Dr. Stephen T. McInerney recommends for the crown will be based on the tooth’s primary function in your mouth and its visibility in your smile.

When your permanent crown is ready, Dr. Stephen T. McInerney will call you back into cement it onto the abutment. This will fully restore the presence and function of the previously knocked out tooth, for many years to come.

If you’ve just suffered a severe dental trauma, you should call 248-540-9191 to seek immediate treatment at Dr. Stephen T. McInerney’s endodontic clinic in Bingham Farms, Michigan.