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Endodontist Office in Brooklyn

Endodontic retreatment in Brooklyn

Endodontist Office in Brooklyn

Endodontist Office in Brooklyn

When you don’t take proper care of your teeth, gums, and mouth, diseases and infections can cause pain and even decay of the teeth. If the decay becomes too advanced, the best treatment option may be an endodontic procedure such as root canal therapy. Success for this type of treatment occurs in more than 90% of cases. Unfortunately for some, this dreaded procedure does not always heal as planned, and retreatment may be necessary. If you need to undergo retreatment for your root canal, you can rest easy knowing that at our endodontic office in Brooklyn, Michael Feinberg, DDS will provide the most comfortable care for your retreatment.

Many people cringe when they hear the words “root canal”. Even more cringe-worthy is when, in some cases, a tooth that has received endodontic treatment fails to heal as expected due to re-infection or other complications. If this has happened to you, then an endodontic retreatment from our endodontist office in Brooklyn is the best solution. A retreatment is similar to an initial root canal but instead of removing the pulp tissue, Dr. Feinberg will remove the old root canal filling material and reinstitute root canal therapy. After carefully shaping, sterilizing, and cleaning the inside of the canal, the opening is filled and sealed with a rubber-like compound. At the next appointment, usually a week later, the roots and the inside cavity of the tooth will be filled and sealed with special dental materials. A filling will be placed to cover the opening on top of the tooth. In addition, all teeth that have root canal treatment should have a crown (cap) placed. This will protect the tooth and prevent it from breaking, and restore it to its full function.

Good oral hygiene practices and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your root canal therapy. However, if you require an endodontic retreatment due to improper healing or other complications of a previous endodontic treatment, then Dr. Feinberg would be happy to assist you. With the expertise of our endodontist office in Brooklyn, receiving endodontic retreatment no longer has to be an uncomfortable, frightening experience. You’ll leave our offices smiling, showing off your beautiful, well cared-for teeth!

1718 East 17th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11229
(718) 355-9939

Brooklyn Emergency Dentist

Apicoectomy in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Emergency Dentist

Brooklyn Emergency Dentist

When tooth decay leads to an infection that requires root canal therapy, in the vast majority of cases (about 90%), the procedure is successful and there are no complications. But for various reasons, a new infection can occur in the root tip and the surrounding area. If this happens, you can come in to see our Brooklyn emergency dentist. There are several options for addressing this problem depending on your unique circumstances, including endodontic retreatment, which is essentially the same as doing a root canal therapy to begin with. In the worst case scenario, you might end up losing the tooth. And then there is a safe and effective procedure called an apicoectomy, also known as a root end resection.

Our Brooklyn emergency dentist can perform this to save your tooth while at the same time eradicating the underlying infection, along with the pain you are most likely feeling from it. After numbing you sufficiently with a local anesthetic, Dr. Feinburg will cut open your gums in the area of the infected tooth, in order to see the bone and detect the tissue that needs to be removed. The tip of the root will also be removed, and then a special filling will be applied as a precaution against any additional infections. To close the procedure, the gums will be sutured shut.

After you have had a root end resection from our Brooklyn emergency dentist, you may notice some discomfort and swelling. Either over-the-counter or prescription pain medication can be used to provide the needed relief. The bone will heal over the course of a few months. The advantage of getting this procedure done is that you get you keep your natural tooth, thereby avoiding an extraction and having to get a restoration such as a dental implant or bridge to replace it; and if you decided not to get a restoration for any reason, your other teeth could shift, you would find that your smile was affected if it’s a front tooth, or your chewing ability if it’s a back tooth. What is most important to remember is that we’re here for you when you need us. If you have a toothache, call us right away.

1718 East 17th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11229
(718) 355-9939

Endodontist in Midwood

Endodontist in Midwood

A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, with over 14 million people receiving one every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need for tooth extraction and expensive tooth restorations like dental bridges. However, this easy dental procedure should always be performed by a Midwood endodontic specialist like Dr. Michael Feinberg whose two Brooklyn practices are limited to endodontics. Though many general dentists offer endodontic services, they do not have the expertise and training that a licensed endodontist does.

Many people don’t know much about root canals, except that they never want to hear that they need one and that they are supposedly extremely painful procedures. Midwood root canal specialist, Dr. Feinberg is here to tell you that a root canal is an extremely useful and highly successful treatment, meant to save your natural teeth.

Brooklyn Painless Root Canals

Brooklyn Painless Root Canals

At the center of your tooth exists the pulp, a collection of blood vessels that helps build the surrounding tooth. An infection to the pulp, caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks or repeated dental procedures can cause pain and sensitivity in the tooth and gums. This infection will need to be treated with a root canal to eliminate and remove the diseased pulp. The root canal system, which leads to the pulp, will be thoroughly cleaned and sealed to prevent re-infection. Root canal therapy is a gentle procedure that is 90% successful in most cases and performed under local anesthesia. Following a root canal with Midwood endodontist, Dr. Feinberg, a record of your treatment will be sent to your primary dentist and a dental cap or another restoration will be placed over the tooth for added protection.

Still not convinced that root canals are a better alternative to tooth extraction? Root canals are significantly more cost-effective than tooth removal and replacement with an artificial tooth. In the end, a root canal will cause less discomfort, cost less money, and require less visits to the dentist. Learn more about root canal therapy by visiting Midwood endodontist, Dr. Michael Feinberg in Brooklyn.

Midwood Root Canal Specialist
1335 54th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11219
718-618-4947