From car accidents to other traumatic incidences, there are many scenarios that can leave your child with serious injuries to the face or mouth. In fact, traumatic dental injuries are actually more common in children and teens then you might realize. When this problem arises it can be comforting to have a team of endodontists that can provide comprehensive oral surgery to handle a variety of issues including traumatic facial and oral injuries.
An endodontist is a dentist that specializes in handling a variety of oral and facial injuries and issues. They are also responsible for handling root canal treatment and placing dental implants for adults dealing with tooth loss; however, when it comes to handling childhood dental and facial injuries Dr. Gael Delany, Dr. Julian Moiseiwitsch and Dr. Naghmeh Latifi can provide gentle, compassionate care for your child.
Common traumatic dental injuries may include everything from minor problems like a chipped tooth to more serious problems like a dislodged or knocked-out tooth. The goal of an endodontist is to provide the treatment and dental care necessary to save an injured tooth and to preserve it whenever possible. If your child is dealing with a cracked or damaged tooth, turning to an endodontist is the best decision you can make for your child’s oral health. We can even accommodate emergency dental cases and provide immediate care, so you never have to wait for treatment.
It’s time to turn to an endodontist if your child is dealing with:
Here in our office, we provide a full range of surgical procedures to save teeth, replace missing teeth and even correct poorly aligned jaws. We also treat certain oral defects such as a cleft lip or cleft palate. When you come in for an evaluation, we will first figure out what’s going on. We may need to take imaging tests in order to make a definitive diagnosis. From there, we will sit down with you and discuss your child’s treatment options. Certain treatments we offer include:
- Root canal therapy
- Tooth extraction
- Jaw surgery
- Stabilizing splint (to treat a knocked-out tooth or a fractured tooth root)
If you have questions about the ways in which we can treat your child’s traumatic facial injuries then call our Washington D.C. office today at (202) 364-0234 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Gael Delany, Dr. Julian Moiseiwitsch and Dr. Naghmeh Latifi.