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Brooklyn Endodontist

Root Canal Treatment in Brooklyn

 

Brooklyn Endodontist

Brooklyn Endodontist

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.

Michael Feinberg, DDS
1718 East 17th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11229
718-355-9939

Root Canal Brooklyn NY

Root Canal Brooklyn NY

Brooklyn Endodontist

Brooklyn Endodontist

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.

Flatbush

Brooklyn

Root Canal Dental Office

1718 East 17th Street

Brooklyn, NY 11229

718-355-9939

Borough Park

Brooklyn

Root Canal Dental Office

1335 54th Street

Brooklyn, NY 11219

718-618-4947