Traumatic Injuries

Dislodged Teeth

Injuries to the mouth can cause teeth to be pushed back into their sockets. Your endodontist or general dentist may reposition and stabilize your tooth. Root canal treatment is usually started within a few weeks 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 endodontist or general dentist 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. 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.

Avulsed Teeth

If an injury causes a tooth to be completely knocked out of your mouth, it is important that you are treated immediately! If this happens to you, keep the tooth moist. If possible, put it back into the socket. 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:

Apexogenesis

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.

Apexification

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. So it is important to have the tooth properly restored by your dentist.

Erickson Endodontics

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Dr. Erickson and his staff are amazing. They are kind, caring, and concerned about your welfare. I cannot imagine going to anyone else for a root canal. In fact, I wish he could be my general dentist. I can't rave enough about this group of people. The are absolutely OUTSTANDING. In fact, I recommended his office to the clerk at Walgreens across the street when we stopped to get Advil. Thank you Dr. Erickson and staff. Wish I could give you 10 stars.

- Linda L

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As anyone knows that has had root canal therapy, the procedure can be difficult for both doctor and patient. Dr Ty does his level best to explain the procedure and the results of the treatment. The man is to the point and gets the job done proficiently yet still has the time to make you smile. Dr Ty AND HIS STAFF are excellent professionals and simply nice people. Thank you, I'm feeling much better:)

- Jeff C

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Absolute professionals who do an amazing job. They take extraordinary care to make sure your comfortable and that the experience is a good as possible.

- Mark C

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I was very nervous to get the root canal done. I usually don’t do very well with dental work. I only had to wear headphones for half the procedure. They made me feel so comfortable and relaxed. Changed my whole experience with dental work. Truest great full. Highly recommend.

- Trevon S

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Seeing a dentist is never on a list things to do. But this visit went way above my expectations. Hardly any pain at all. And the extra bonus when you leave your reading glasses in your car the receptionist had a drawer full. Oh yes i would go back.

- Mercedes S

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Dr. Erickson and ALL his staff are so friendly and kind. I am so thankful for their generosity and willingness to work me in especially just before a holiday weekend. You gave me relief from my pain and allowed me to enjoy my family for 4th of July. You guys are the best!

- Amy J

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Dr. Erickson and Lisa were wonderful. They made a root canal feel like a breeze for someone who is anxious at the dentist.

- Maria S

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Thank you for your kindness!

- Kathie H

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Jill, Lisa and Dr. Erickson made me feel so comfortable before, during and after my procedure. I highly recommend this office and will absolutely refer my family and friends! Thank you for taking such great care of me!

- Theresa W

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I was amazed at being able to get into this doctor within the hour that I visited my general dentist and needed support. I can't imagine having to go through the pain I was experiencing for longer, and am so thankful for their willingness to get me in! Amazing staff and doctor!

- Angela H

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I had been fretting this appointment ever since my dentist told me I needed 2 root canals. I was especially nervous because I had just recently had surgery on my chin which was near where they would be working. If I had known how gentle, kind, and thoughtful Dr. Erickson was an advance I never would have been anxious at all. I loved how calming his presence was. I loved how he drew me pictures of exactly what he was going to do and talked me through the entire process. I loved that there was no pain!! I had some questions about my specific case after he was done and he acted like he had all the time in the world to talk to me about it. His assistant Lisa was absolutely sweet, kind, calming, and an absolute pleasure to talk to. She helped to keep my mind at ease as well. Not that I am dying to go back in there for a procedure(ha!)… But if I have to, there will be no anxiety at all about it. What a super experience! Thank you so much.

- Heidi L

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Dr. Erickson and his staff deserve the highest praise. With a friendly atmosphere, patience and encouragement, they made an unpleasant procedure (a root canal) seem minor. The staff seems eager to help and the entire office has an aura of caring and understanding.

- Virginia L

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Lisa was great too and very personable!

- Deanna W

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I am someone who HATES any dental work- even cleanings. This was my first root canal and I was put at ease by the front desk from the minute I walked in the office. I got a little anxious when I sat in the chair but his assistant came in and was extremely reassuring which eased a bit of my anxiety. When Dr. Erickson came in he was so calm, educated me on exactly what he was going to do (even drew pictures to show me), and made sure I was comfortable before and through out the entire root canal. They chatted the entire time so I didn’t have time to be nervous- it was completely painless and so quick! I have an insurance that sometimes makes it hard to find people in my network but they took my insurance and even without it the pricing is pretty amazing. Thank you to Dr. Erickson and his staff! I highly recommend!

- Caitlin T

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Getting a root canal isn't fun but the Doctor and Staff made it as easy as possible. The Staff is professional and kind. I was made comfortable, every procedure was explained to me before it was done. The office is very nicely decorated and peaceful, which is something I appreciate. I highly recommend this office if you need any of the dental services they offer.

- Deborah S

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Need a root canal? No worries, this is the go-to guy. Dr. Erickson and staff makes it easy, painless, and every step is explained as it’s done. I never thought I’d look forward to this, but needing a second root canal, and based on the first, I knew I’d head here. The staff is awesome, friendly, and professional. Thank you all !

- Sue V

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Root Canal just sound very unpleasant. I've never had a better experience at a dentist. I did not feel a thing; or even felt uncomfortable for 1 second in the chair. Highly recommended. Thank you.

- Deanna K

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Erickson Endodontics is absolutely amazing I phoned in to schedule a emergency root canal ,and they had me in a chair with in 60min Ty is amazing no pain at all , and very fair pricing.. Thank you to everyone for taking such good care of me

- Bradley H

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Why go to the rest when you can go to the best, ease of scheduling I have had two procedures with him and would commend him as a Dentist and for being a good man as well .

- Jordan A

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From the moment I walked in to the moment I left, I felt very at ease. I have anxiety and I didn't experience this with my root canal. The Dr. is fabulous and so kind so was my assistant. The Ladies at the front desk were so welcoming 🙂 Overall this was a better experience than at my dentist.

- Nicole K

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