Endodontist In Fairfax, VA

 Dental Trauma and Root Resorption

Endodontic Microsurgery

Dental Trauma and Root Resorption: Don't Let It Ruin Your Smile

At NVES, we specialize in dental trauma and root resorption. Traumatic dental injuries often result from accidents or sports, with chipped teeth being the most common. Dislodging or completely knocking out teeth is less common but more severe. Immediate examination by a dentist or endodontist is crucial regardless of injury extent. Quick treatment, especially for dislodged or knocked-out teeth, is vital to prevent root resorption, a potentially irreversible condition. Regular follow-ups for up to five years are recommended to monitor healing and detect any issues.

Here are some of the signs and symptoms of root resorption:

  • Sensitivity to hot and cold foods or drinks
  • Pain
  • Looseness of the tooth
  • Receding gums
  • Changes in the appearance of the tooth

What Happens with Dental Trauma and Root Resorption?

When a tooth is traumatized, the surrounding tissues can be damaged. This can lead to the release of chemicals that stimulate the cells that resorb bone and cementum. The more severe the trauma, the more likely it is that root resorption will occur.

Root resorption can lead to a number of problems, including tooth loss, pain, and sensitivity. If you have experienced dental trauma, it is important to see your dentist right away. Early diagnosis and treatment can help to prevent the development of root resorption and save your tooth.


We recognize the importance of seamless communication with your referring providers. We understand that your overall dental care involves a collaborative effort, and we prioritize prompt and efficient communication with your general dentist or other healthcare professionals. This ensures a cohesive approach to your treatment plan, enabling us to work together in achieving the best possible results for your oral health.


Our dedication to using cutting-edge technology, combined with our emphasis on open communication, sets us apart in delivering exceptional care to our valued patients. Experience the difference at NVES and trust us with your dental needs. We’re here to provide you with the utmost care and support, and we look forward to welcoming you to our practice. Call us today to schedule your appointment and take the first step towards a healthier, happier smile.

My Trinh, DDS, MS

Andrew Vo, DDS

3998 Fair Ridge Dr. Suite 300 Fairfax, VA 22033

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