Traumatic Injuries

Dislodged Teeth

Injuries to the mouth can cause teeth to be dislodged from their sockets. Your endodontist, Dr. Horalek, or general dentist may reposition and stabilize your tooth. Root canal treatment is usually started within a few weeks of the injury.

Sometimes a tooth may be pushed partially out of the socket. Again, your endodontist or general dentist may reposition and stabilize your tooth. If the pulp remains healthy, then no other treatment is necessary. If the pulp becomes damaged or infected, root canal treatment will be required. If left untreated, many different complications can arise. These complications can include but are not limited to: Infection of the tooth, root system or surrounding tissue, inadequate hygiene due to an inability to properly clean the dislodged tooth and the gums, and loss of the tooth.

For more information about Dental Traumatic Injuries or to schedule a consult with Dr. Horalek, please use our Appointment Request form or call our endodontic office in Raleigh, NC at North Raleigh Endodontics Office Phone Number 919-256-3996.

Avulsed Teeth

If an injury causes a tooth to be completely knocked out of your mouth, it is important that you are treated immediately! Call us at North Raleigh Endodontics Office Phone Number 919-256-3996.

If this happens to you, keep the tooth moist. If possible, put it back into the socket, unless the patient is unconscious. A tooth can be saved if it remains moist. You can even put the tooth in milk or a glass of water (add a pinch of salt).

Your Endodontist may start root canal treatment based upon the stage of root development. The length of time the tooth was out of your mouth and the way the tooth was stored, may influence the type of treatment you receive.

Injuries in Children

An injured immature tooth may need one of the following procedures to improve the chances of saving the tooth:


This procedure encourages the root to continue development as the pulp is healed. Soft tissue is covered with medication to encourage growth. The tip of the root (apex) will continue to close as the child gets older. In turn, the walls of the root canal will thicken. If the pulp heals, no additional treatment will be necessary. The more mature the root becomes, the better the chance to save the tooth.


In this case, the unhealthy pulp is removed. The doctors place medication into the root to help a hard tissue form near the root tip. This hardened tissue provides a barrier for the root canal filling. At this point, the root canal walls will not continue to develop, making the tooth susceptible to fractures.

Patient Reviews: Traumatic Injuries

This reviews section is in progress. Please visit the Patient Review form to leave a review about your traumatic injury experience with Dr. Horalek and the Staff at North Raleigh Endodontics. Call our office if you would like more information: North Raleigh Endodontics Office Phone Number 919-256-3996.

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Patient Testimonial from Travis H

I would definitely return to Dr. Horalek's practice again should I need further dental care. Thanks for his efforts to save a bad tooth. Thanks to his staff, also

- Travis H

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Patient Testimonial from Dave C

Tony Horalek is a person that strives to do his very best in everything. He embraces the technology that will enable him to provide the best for his patients. That may cost him more but if he can provide a better experience it is worth it to him. I know I am in the best hands when I come to Tony Horalek. He does a superior job every time and enjoys having a capable team to back him up. Great experience!!

- Dave C

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That was easy!

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Patient Testimonial from Judy A

Actually had a very enjpyable visit. Will highly recommend to others

- Judy A

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