When the nerves within your teeth, also referred to as the pulp, is infected due to blunt trauma, gum disease, or untreated cavities, root canal therapy is the best chance you have of saving the tooth from extraction. Though many patients may argue that simply removing a deeply infected tooth is easier and less expensive than receiving a root canal, it’s important to remember there are dangers to living with a missing tooth! A dentist only performs a tooth extraction when all other avenues of restoration have been explored, since there is not dental appliance that rivals your natural teeth is strength, durability, or resilience. So if your dentist recommends you receive a root canal, know that this one simple procedure, which is performed on a daily basis by Dr. Michael Feinberg with a high degree of success. It will save you from a painful tooth extraction and the arduous process of receiving a dental implant to replace that missing tooth. With Midwood root canal therapy, the infected portions of the tooth are removed and cleansed, allowing for a full recovery of the previously infected tooth, including its functionality.
Root canal therapy is often conducted in several sessions with Midwood endodontist, Dr. Michael Feinberg. Before the procedure, your tooth will be numbed and your doctor will gain access to the inside of your tooth to clean and eliminate the infected pulp, nerves, and bacteria. Once your tooth is thoroughly cleansed, it will be sealed with a permanent filling. In addition, it should be capped with a dental crown to secure the teeth and prevent it from breaking.
There are several warning signs that you’ll need a root canal with Dr. Feinberg. This includes an abscess on the gum area, excessive sensitivity to hot and cold, severe tooth pain, and inflammation. However, sometimes no symptoms exist, in which case, our endodontists will be able to examine the health of your teeth through oral x-rays and an oral evaluation.