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.  Without a natural tooth present, the bone will not continue to grow and form at the same rate as the area around it with teeth, therefore creating a defect in the bone where the missing tooth is, making future replacement of that tooth more difficult.:

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.

Zumbro Valley Endodontics

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Exceptional Service By everyone! Went above and beyond. Thank you!

- Wendy

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I experienced no pain or discomfort. Staff was caring and everyone explained what was needed. Was no pressure to do anything. Very competent staff. If I need treatment in the future I will be back.

- Jim B

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I was a little nervous when I got there, but that all quickly changed. This was the nicest root canal experience I think anyone could have. I was greeted by two kind ladies at the front dest when I got there...the kindness and caring continued throughout my appointment. I cannot believe that I did not feel the novocaine shot...and just like that...it was all done. I hope I will never have to have another root canal done...but if I do, I will definitely want Dr. Majerus. I felt very comfortable with Dr. Majerus and Brittany...they took the time to explain every step and answered all my questions. They even called the next day to see how I was doing. Thank you so much for having such a caring and capable staff.

- Joyce F

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I can't remember the name of the lady that was with me the entire time, but when I came in there I was real nervous and have anxiety. But she re-assured me that if I ever have any questions/concerns, to let her know along with just helping me feel comfortable while I was being treated!!! She is an amazing lady and has outstanding customer relations!!!!!! Thanks!!!

- Tony W

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this was an overall excellent experience. The entire team very conscientious and caring. Everything was clearly explained.

- Frank N

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Exceeded my expectations. the staff was very friendly and they explained the procedure very well.

- Loren S

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Dr. Anderson and assistant Jen were amazing. They were both very helpful and kind. The receptionists were very nice also. After being referred to them, they were able to see me that same week. I went to them with pain and left with none. Very pleased!!! Thank you guys.

- Cheryl

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They were all exceptionally friendly and helpful. I really appreciated that they explained everything very well. Dr. Divine and Megan were a wonderful combination of personable and professional.

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All of them did!!! It's almost like it's something to look forward to!

- Marco

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I felt like I was at a spa after my procedure - they brought me a tray with a hot washcloth, lip balm, and a mint. Wonderful way to wrap up what I thought was going to be a scary experience. It was such a pleasant surprise to be treated with essentially no pain and with such care.

- Deb L

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I was very impressed with Dr. Majerus and her Staff, very friendly and competent. They insured that I understood the options. The term "Root Canal" has a bad reputation, but, I was, pleasantly, surprised, I experienced no pain, during or after the procedure..

- Sonny R

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I wasn't looking forward to a root canal but the team did an excellent job communicating about the procedure and what I should expect from the process. I was impressed by the technology used and the care of the team. Their care and attitude was excellent. I would highly recommend them.

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I was extremely happy and satisfied with Dr. Anderson and his assistant. I came in a little apprehensive about the procedure but I was put at ease immediately by each of them. Can't say enough about them making this experience as pleasant as possible.

- Roger G

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I was well cared for from first entering the office to the end when leaving Thank you for your kindness

- Louise T

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I cannot say enough good about Zumbro Valley Endodontics! Their front desk staff are amazing and very helpful. Dr. Regan Anderson and Jen are the perfect team! The whole procedure was painless and fast!

- Becky W

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My experience started with a prompt referral call back to schedule my appointment. Then, I received a welcome e-mail that gave a brief over view of the process and outlined potential expenses. Upon arrival, I was welcomed by the receptionist and instructed to view a brief video. Once I was taken to the treatment area, Dr. Majerus and her assistant were very professional, but I still felt relaxed. Very personable along with the expertise that my treatment required!

- JONELLA T

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Great!!! I get nervous but I was gien a light sedation with a pill which calmed me. I am always ok after the novocaine is given. Did not feel a thing. I also get cold so I got a blanket. Had no pain while the procedure was going on. Felt great the next day. I would give them a ten plus!!! Thanks everyone

- Penny K

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Dr. Devine and her assistant did a wonderful job with my root canal. I experienced no pain and they kept me informed throughout the procedure. Thanks.

- Tom P

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Dr. Majerus did a great job on a difficult root canal.

- Paul C

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Dr. Divine did excellent work as kept me informed during root canal and good instructions to take home. Everything went great!

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