If your tooth hurts or is suddenly sensitive to hot and cold chances are that you’ll soon be taking a trip to a Brooklyn endodontist – you might need a root canal. “Root canal,” the very word causes fear in even the strongest of men, but according to Dr Michael I. Feinberg, DDS the fear is based on a bad reputation and not on reality. Root canal, or “Non-surgical Endodontic Therapy,” as the American Association of Endodontists now calls it, done under local anesthetics is a painless procedure that should cause no real discomfort. Our office limits its practice to endodontics and Dr. Feinberg has over 35 years experience delivering high quality endodontic care, especially root canals.
If the nerve in your tooth is affected by decay, infection or inflammation you will probably need a root canal from our Brooklyn endodontist to help alleviate the painful symptoms and save your tooth. This simple procedure works by cleaning out the center of the tooth, the pulp, that has become infected due to cracks, trauma, chips, deep decay or repeated dental procedures. Once our doctor removes the infected pulp, the tooth’s complete root system is cleaned and then sealed. While each patient’s case can be different, it usually takes only one or two visits to our office to complete the root canal. There is generally a 90 percent success rate for this non-surgical endodontic therapy. After the treatment has been completed and the tooth has had a chance to rest you will generally go back to your general dentist for whatever follow-up treatment is recommended, such as placing a crown on the tooth.
A tooth that has been treated with root canal by out Brooklyn endodontist can last as long as any of your other natural teeth. In some cases, however, the tooth may not be amenable to root canal or may not heal because it has gotten re-infected. In both these cases our doctor will discuss alternative treatments with you. In the case of re-infection a second procedure, an endodontic retreatment, may be recommended. If you are having tooth discomfort or pain don’t wait until the pain becomes unbearable or the tooth decay spreads further, call for an appointment as soon as you feel the discomfort so we can help you.
Here at the office of Dr. Michael I. Feinburg, the top endodontist in Brooklyn, one of the most common issues we see in our patients is cracked tooth syndrome. If you crack or break a tooth in any way, it is important that you seek treatment from an expert like our endodontist in Brooklyn right away. Many people do not get these kinds of issues immediately treated, and this sort of neglect can pose serious risks to your dental health, and can even cause you to need a full tooth extraction and replacement. The reasoning behind all this risk is that at the center of each of your tooth is a collection of soft tissue, referred to as the “pulp” of your tooth. When you crack or break your tooth, the pulp is then exposed to any bacteria present in your mouth at any time, like tartar or plaque. As a result, the pulp is then vulnerable to serious infection by those bacteria. Some signs that there is an infection include: moderate to severe pain in one of your teeth, increased tooth sensitivity to especially hot or cold temperatures, and a gradual darkening or discoloring of the tooth in question. If you notice any of these symptoms at all, you should schedule an appointment with our endodontist in Brooklyn as soon as possible so that we can provide you with the treatment you need. Often, Dr. Feinburg will recommend root canal therapy, during which we remove the infected pulp, carefully clean the entire area so it is bacteria-free, and then seal up the tooth for protection.
If you would like to learn more about root canal therapy, cracked tooth syndrome, and the many ways in which our endodontist in Brooklyn can be of service to you, we highly recommend that you pay a visit to Dr. Michael I. Feinburg’s main website to browse through the wealth of additional, detailed information we have available for you there. If you have any specific questions or concerns that we can assist you with in any way, please feel free to contact the staff here at our office directly.
Your dentist, who performs many root canals, has determined that your particular dental need is more difficult and will require treatment by someone who has advanced training to give you the best chance at a favorable outcome.
My staff and I are committed to performing the dental care you may need at the highest technical level. We will work closely with the referring dentist to ensure that you will receive comprehensive dental care that is second to none.
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Endodontics is the dental specialty that deals with the nerves of the teeth. Root canals are probably the most notorious procedure in dentistry and the most common procedure relating to endodontics. When a tooth becomes infected it is usually related to the nerves in the root of the tooth. The infected nerves need to be removed. If left untreated an infection can turn into an abscess, which is a much more serious problem that includes bone loss in the jaw. The area around the tooth is numbed with a local anesthetic to start the procedure. The dentist will then drill down into the tooth to create an opening into the canal. They will then be able to remove infected tissue and clean the canal. After the infection has been removed, the space if filled with a sealant called gutta percha. It is highly recommended that a tooth that has undergone a root canal is fitted with a crown. This will improve the appearance of the tooth, and will also make it much more likely that the root canal is successful.
“Root canal” has become a scary term for dental patients to hear, but the benefits of the procedure and advances in dental technology have made it much less “scary”. Local anesthetics and proper pain medication allow the procedure to be performed with little to no pain in most cases. There may be some soreness following the procedure, but that is normal for most dental procedures. Over the counter painkillers are usually enough to relieve any pain afterwards, but your dentist may prescribe medication. The procedure will also relieve you from pain caused by the infection allowing you to enjoy all the foods you love without any pain from heat, cold, or biting too hard. If you are experiencing pain consult your dentist today.
If you are suffering from a tooth infection caused by decay or injury, you may be in need of a root canal. Brooklyn endodontic specialist Dr. Michael I. Feinberg DDS can work with you to discuss the root canal treatment and ensure that your procedure is painless and effective, leaving you with an improved, healthy smile!
At our Flatbush and Borough Park dental office, our patients receive top-quality care and expertise from Dr. Michael I. Feinberg the leading endodontist in Brooklyn NY. Root canal therapy is performed when the tooth’s root becomes infected due to cavities or cracks, causing discomfort and swelling in the area. The procedure involves cleaning out the root canal to prevent further damage and save your tooth.
Root Canals without the Pain Brooklyn NY
With the latest in dental technology and anesthetics you no longer have to associate root canal procedures with pain and discomfort. At Dr. Michael I. Feinberg DDS office, you can discuss your comfort levels with a specialized endodontist, who will find the right anesthetic treatment that works best for you. Dr. Dr. Michael I. Feinberg has the experience and expertise in Brooklyn endodontics to ensure a quick and painless root canal, often completing the procedure with successful results in just one visit. Don’t let the fear of pain or discomfort prevent you from receiving the dental care you deserve. Make an appointment with Dr. Michael I. Feinberg for pain-free root canal treatment.
Flatbush Endodontic Office
1718 E. 17th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11229