Each winter, children head off to neighborhood playgrounds and backyard swing sets. Unfortunately, many of them end up with leaving those areas with more than just sweaty faces and tired bodies. They also walk away with damaged smiles. Thankfully, seeking emergency dental care in Scottsdale, AZ, can help parents get to the root of those damaged smiles.
Dr. Steven H. Poulos and Dr. Sid Stevens have been providing families with affordable, emergency dental care in Scottsdale, AZ, for years now. So they’ve seen their fair share of playground related, dental emergencies. Some of those situations involved pulp damage. When the pulp is damaged, it can impede root growth and may lead to tooth loss. One of the emergency dental care treatments that Dr. Poulos and Dr. Stevens have successfully used to address such problems is apexification.
Considered to be a part of apexogenesis, apexification is designed to help spur healing and prevent tooth loss. It often involves the use of mineral trioxide aggregate, which is a known medicament. There are various medicaments that are available to today’s family dentists. However, mineral trioxide aggregate, in particular, is very effective at repairing pulp chamber and root damage. It may also be used during surgical procedures (e.g. apicoectomy) to treat endodontic infections and inflammation. That’s why it’s routinely used by Dr. Poulos and Dr. Stevens during emergency dental care in Scottsdale, AZ.
Depending on the severity of the dental emergency, Dr. Poulos and Dr. Stevens may need to monitor the healing process over the course of a year. This is done to ensure that the best oral health outcome possible is achieved. To learn more about how Dr. Poulos and Dr. Stevens emergency dental care in Scottsdale, AZ, may help families recover from playground and backyard swing set related dental injuries, please contact us at My Scottsdale Dentist today. (480.614.1122)