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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

Endodontic Emergencies Flatbush

Endodontic Emergencies Flatbush

Brooklyn Dental Emergencies

Brooklyn Dental Emergencies

No one plans for a dental injury or emergency.  Certainly, no one can predict a sudden toothache. But when these emergencies occur, you’ll need prompt and skillful treatment, which we can provide at our Flatbush and Borough Park Endodontic Offices. Getting immediate dental care for urgent problems is just as important as scheduling regular and routine check-ups! If you’re experiencing any tooth pain, do not wait to receive dental attention from your trusted Flatbush Endodontist, Dr. Feinberg.

Toothaches are the most common form of dental emergency, with its most common symptoms being sensitivity to fluctuations in temperature and a throbbing pain inside the mouth. There are a few remedies and procedures you can try at home to temporarily reduce the pain until you can receive dental assistance. Check to make sure there are no food particles stuck in your teeth and use care removing them with dental floss, or an angular toothpick.

Traumatic Dental Emergencies

Dislodged Teeth

Injuries to the mouth can cause teeth to be pushed back into their sockets. If the tooth is pushed partially out of the socket, Dr. Feinberg may re-position and stabilize your tooth. If the pulp remains healthy, then no other treatment is necessary. However, if the pulp becomes damaged or infected, root canal treatment will be required. 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 placed and the canal will be sealed.

Avulsed Teeth

If an injury causes a tooth to be completely knocked out of your mouth, it is important that you seek treatment immediately! It is important to keep the avulsed 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). Dr. Feinberg 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 and how successful the outcome.

At the Flatbush endodontic office of Dr. Michael Feinberg DDS, we understand the critical nature of these dental problems, and we’re available and willing to help you during urgent situations. Our office is open seven days a week with early morning and late evening appointments are available. If the office is closed, please leave a message with our call service and Dr. Feinberg will contact you. So no matter what the trouble is, we’ll see to it that you’re taken care of, and back to smiling in no time.

Flatbush Dental Emergencies
1718 East 17th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11229
718-355-9939

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