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Ditmas Park Endodontist

Apicoectomy Procedure in Ditmas Park

If you need a Ditmas Park endodontist, you will want to visit Michael I. Feinberg at one of our two Brooklyn offices in either Flatbush or Borough Park. Dr. Feinberg is an expert dentist, whose practice is limited to endodontics – the art of saving your teeth. Dr. Feinberg is expert in the most advanced endodontic techniques, and strives to provide his patients with an office environment that is pain and anxiety free. That is why he is the best dentist to visit if you are in need of an endodontic procedure, such as an apicoectomy.

 

Michael I. Feinberg, your Ditmas Park endodontist, explains that an apicoectomy (root end resection) is a microsurgical procedure in which infection is removed from a tooth’s root tip and surrounding tissue. This procedure is necessary when a root canal therapy is unsuccessful in ridding a tooth of its infection or inflammation. Although root canal procedures are generally highly successful, there is a small percentage of time when root canals do not work for the individual patient’s situation. Sometimes surgery is needed to locate small fractures or hidden canals that weren’t able to be detected during previous root canal treatment.

 

When Michael I. Feinberg, your Ditmas Park endodontist, performs an apicoectomy, he will open the gum tissue to expose the bone, and remove any inflamed or infected tissue. The very end of the root will also be removed. Then, a filling is usually placed to seal the end of the root canal and to prevent infection from re-occurring. A few stitches are used to help the tissue heal. After several months, the bone will completely heal and full function of the tooth will be restored. This is a wonderful procedure that will save the infected tooth from being lost. The procedure is done with the aid of local anesthesia, so it is a completely comfortable experience for the patient. Dr. Feinberg works very hard to make sure this not only a pain-free experience for his patient, but also an anxiety-free experience for his patient as well. After the procedure there may be some mild discomfort or swelling. If necessary an appropriate pain medication will be recommended by Dr. Feinberg. Most patients are able to return to their normal schedules the following day.

Apicoectomy Brooklyn
1335 54th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11219
718-618-4947

 

Root Canal Borough Park

Root Canal Borough Park

When the nerve of a tooth is affected by deep decay, trauma, cracks or infections, a root canal is the treatment of choice to save the tooth from dying and having to be removed. Though many patients believe that extracting the tooth is a better solution to the problem, they do not realize that tooth extraction is not only more expensive, but may cause significant problems for adjacent teeth, leading to further dental procedures. Borough Park root canal specialist, Dr. Feinberg performs highly-successful root canals on a daily basis, allowing for renewed strength and function to the once diseased tooth.

A root canal procedure with Borough Park endodontist, Dr. Feinberg in Brooklyn requires one or more visits to our dental practice. During this procedure, your tooth will be numbed to allow for optimal comfort. First, Dr. Feinberg will place a rubber dam around the tooth to keep it dry and free of saliva. An opening will be made in the top of the tooth and using a root canal file, Dr. Feinberg will remove the pulp, nerve tissue and bacteria. If any tooth decay is present, it will also be removed by our Borough Park endodontist.

Once your tooth is thoroughly cleaned of all bacteria and tooth decay, it will be sealed with either a permanent filling or a temporarily filling. At your next appointment with Dr. Feinberg, the roots and cavity of the tooth will be filled and sealed with special medicated dental materials. Lastly, a filling will be placed to cover the opening on the top of the tooth. In addition, Dr. Feinberg may recommend that you have a dental crown placed on the tooth to properly seal the tooth. A dental crown will also provide much needed protection and stability to prevent it from breaking and to return function.

Following your root canal procedure with Dr. Feinberg you may experience some sensitivity and inflammation which will subside as the tooth heals. Dr. Feinberg will take the time to go over proper care instructions and good oral hygiene practices to aid the life and longevity of your root canal treatment. For more information regarding root canal therapy, visit Dr. Feinberg in Brooklyn.

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