Dislodged Tooth or tooth that has been pushed up into the jaw.
Injuries to the mouth can cause teeth to be pushed back into their sockets. Your general dentist or Dr. Starr may reposition and stabilize your tooth. Root canal treatment is ideally started within a few days of the injury and a medication, such as calcium hydroxide, will be placed inside the tooth. Eventually, a permanent root canal filling will be implanted.
Sometimes a tooth may be pushed partially out of the socket. Again, your general dentist or Dr. Starr may reposition and stabilize your tooth. If the pulp remains healthy, then no other treatment is necessary. Yet, if the pulp becomes damaged or infected, root canal treatment will be required.