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.

Lakeside Endodontics

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I highly recommend Dr. Peppel for anyone who is nervous about having their first root canal. He calming explained the risks of the procedure and offered his opinion as to all possible outcomes. I completely trusted him and his staff and am very happy so far (performed yesterday) with the results. Virtually painfree this morning which is shocking given all the drilling that is required to accomplish this procedure..

- JAMIE K

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I was so nervous coming in for the procedure but I am so glad that I chose Lakeside Endodontics for my root canal. The staff in the front was so helpful with getting everything set up with my insurances and answering all my questions. Dr. Peppel put me at ease explaining everything and he was very gentle with the injections and I can honestly say that I did not feel anything once he started working and even after the anesthetic wore off I was not in any pain at all. I came back the following week to complete the root canal and again no pain during or afterwards. I highly recommend this office and especially Dr. Peppel for anyone who is nervous about having this type of procedure.

- Susan H

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I can't say enough about Dr. Peppel. First time seeing this doctor and he put me completely at ease (I was extremely nervous) and kept me informed as he was doing my root canal. As he promised, I did not feel any pain and would highly recommend him for any procedure that you need performed. Thanks again, Dr. Peppel for making this a painless procedure.

- Susan H

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My dentist recommended that I see an Endodontic to complete the root canal that I had to have. I randomly chose Lakeside Endodontics because they were in my dental plan. Being a new patient I was very anxious and terrified. I was pleasantly surprised. Everyone was so kind and welcoming, from the front desk to the assistant. Dr. Yoo treated me. He acknowledged my fear and was so gentle and calming. He explained to me everything that would be happening and what to expect. He performed a pain free root canal. I can not say enough good things about this office and the staff. I highly recommend Lakeside Endodontics, especially Dr. Yoo. 5 Stars for sure!! Thank you!!

- Michele Cristiano

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I had a root canal infection and had seen another endodontist in my area who would not remove the post in my tooth stating it could fracture my tooth and who recommended I see an oral surgeon for an apicoectomy. I was also told there was a possibility for a tooth extraction which was extremely upsetting to hear. Luckily, I found Dr. Gliksberg’s website while researching one night as I was determined to find an endodontist who would save my tooth. I drove almost an hour to see Dr. Gliksberg and he made removing a post look like a piece of cake. He was able to retreat my tooth without an apicoectomy. I’m very thankful for him and would recommend him to anyone!

- Brittany P

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Dr Gliksberg was excellent, I would recommend him to anyone.

- Frank D

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From the time you walk into the office to the time you leave you will be satisfied. The front desk is very friendly doctor's assistants are very professional and Dr Glicksberg is very patient and very thorough. Thanks to all at Lakeside. I would not hesitate to recommend this office to family and friends.

- catellina O

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I had a root canal done by Dr kliksberg Very professional and pain free . Thank you so much !

- Maria b C

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Dr. Gliksberg and his assistant Rosa are an awesome team. Incredibly friendly, personable and thorough. Highly recommend them.

- John B

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Highly recommend to any patient. Staff and dentist had excellent bedside manner for my root canal procedure. The atmosphere was very relaxing and my procedure was literally painless (no exaggeration).

- Mary R

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Dr Gliksberg is the kindest most professional caring dentist, he takes the time and explains the procedure. I have had root canals and an apicoectomy and would nit go anywhere else. I appreciate the way they treat their patients.

- Bettina G

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I had an excellent experience with Lakeside Endodontics. The staff was so friendly. They called my insurance prior to the procedure and gave me my out of pocket costs so that there were no surprises. I never had a root canal before. My dentist gave me other Endodontists but they were not in my plan. Dr. Gliksberg was on my plan and he had good reviews so I took a chance and scheduled my procedure with him. Everything went smoothly. He explained the procedure to me and told me how long it would take. I had no pain or discomfort at all during or after the procedure. I highly recommend this office.

- Diana A

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Dr. Gliksberg made my all of my fears of getting a root canal disappear. From start to finish he made me feel at ease. I didn’t even have any discomfort at all, to be honest I didn’t even feel the novocaine shot.

- Christina S

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I am someone who truly avoids the dentist and would rather be in pain than go. It was only after getting an infection that I had to go. By the time I came for the root canal I was full blown terrified. The woman who assisted in the procedure (I apologize but I forgot her name in my terror) was so welcoming. She saw my terror and was very calming. She repeatedly offered, genuinely, to hold my hand if I needed it. She made me so much more comfortable. At the end she told me I did well. Dr. Gliksberg came in and was so calming as well. He talked to me about what would be happening and what to expect. He kept me informed the whole time. And he was true to his word that it would be painless. When I came out to the car my wife asked me if they weren’t able to do the procedure because she couldn’t believe how good I looked. I actually had the root canal several weeks ago but it was such an amazingly easy experience I wanted to be sure to post a review. For anyone who is seriously afraid of dentists, root canals, etc. you need to know 2 things. First, don’t be afraid as you will be fine and feel much better afterwards. Second that is true only if you go see Dr. Gliksberg and his extremely caring staff.

- Susan K

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Dr. Gliksberg and staff were excellent. I had a previous root canal done elsewhere and it was a horrible experience. To the point that I was terrified of getting this root canal done. Dr. Gliksberg listened to my prior experience and put me at ease. He did an excellent painless job and if I ever need the services of an endodontist again I will be sure to give them a call! Thank you Lakeside Endodontics 🙂

- Liz P

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Dr. Gliksberg was extremely gentle! I almost fell asleep in the chair. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who needs a root canal. The staff was very pleasant as well!

- Eileen O

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