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Endodontist in Borough Park

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Here at the office of Dr. Michael Feinberg, the number one endodontist in Borough Park, perhaps our second most commonly utilized service next to root canal treatment is endodontic retreatment. Endodontic retreatment is essentially a root canal do-over, if the results from the first root canal treatment do not end up lasting or a new infection in the same tooth occurs.

Root Canal Retreatment Borough Park

Root Canal Retreatment Borough Park

Before understanding endodontic retreatment, it is necessary to understand root canal therapy. Root canal therapy is a treatment that is used if a tooth’s pulp has been infected. The pulp is a collection of soft tissue located at the center of each of your teeth. If a tooth becomes severely decayed, the pulp can then be exposed as a result, which makes it highly vulnerable to bacterial infection. When the pulp becomes infected, severe toothache can result, as well as increased tooth sensitivity, and tooth discoloration. In these cases, our endodontist in Borough Park will use root canal therapy to repair the tooth.

The main goal of root canal therapy is to gain access to the infected pulp, remove it, carefully clean the tooth so it is free of remaining bacteria, and then fill and seal the tooth to prevent re-infection. While most root canal treatments are highly successful and long lasting, in some instances the tooth does not heal as expected, or the tooth becomes infected. In these cases, endodontic retreatment is necessary. Endodontic retreatment is essentially the same as root canal therapy, but in retreatment the filling material is removed and then root canal therapy is performed for a second time.

If you would like to learn more about endodontic retreatment or any of the other various services provided by our expert endodontist in Borough Park, we encourage you to visit Dr. Feinberg’s main website to look through some additional information that you might find useful. If you have any remaining questions or concerns that you would like to discuss with our friendly and helpful staff, feel free to contact us by phone or online. We look forward to working with you, and we hope to see you soon.

Endodontic Retreatment Borough Park
1718 East 17th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11229
718-355-9939

Borough Park Endodontist

Borough Park Endodontist

Root Canal Therapy Brooklyn

Root Canal Therapy Brooklyn

Years and years ago, if you had a tooth with a diseased nerve, you’d probably lose that tooth. However, Dr. Michael Feinberg, your Brooklyn endodontist, can save that tooth with advanced root canal therapy. Endodontics is a specialist sub-field of dentistry that focuses on the pulp of the tooth and the tissue around it. Endodontists, like Dr. Feinberg are familiar with how to stabilize and protect the sensitive and important innards of your teeth, where your tooth is actually living. Through root canals and other procedures, the Borough Park endodontists at the Brooklyn offices of Dr. Feinberg can extend the life of decaying teeth, thus giving you a healthier mouth.

The root of your tooth is underneath the gum line, whereas the visible portion of the tooth is called the crown. The outer portion of the root is a hard tissue called dentin and the inside channel, or “root canal” is a pulp of soft tissue, blood vessels and nerves. The “root canal” is responsible for forming the surrounding dentin and enamel during tooth development. When the pulp becomes inflamed or infected, you’ll require endodontic treatment with Dr. Feinberg. Oftentimes, it is a result from deep cavities called caries, repeated dental procedures, cracks or chips. If pulp inflammation or infection goes untreated, it can cause pain or lead to an abscess. The common symptoms accompanying a root canal include prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold, discoloration of the tooth, swelling or tenderness of the tooth, or swelling or tenderness of adjacent gums. Rather than pull out the infected tooth, our Flatbush endodontic specialists aim to save our patient’s natural teeth by restoring dental health and function.

Endodontic treatment helps save your tooth by removing the diseased portion of the tooth, in this case, the pulp. Additionally, it prevents further infection because your Brooklyn endodontist, Dr. Feinberg, will carefully clean and shape the canal system and then permanently seal the prepared space. The outer surface is then sealed with a temporary restoration, and later on, a permanent restoration must be placed to protect your tooth against fracture and recontamination.

Borough Park Root Canal
1335 54th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11219
718-618-4947