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Endodontist in Borough Park

Root Canal Brooklyn

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

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