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Local Flatbush Endodontist

Local Flatbush Endodontist

As it sometimes happens with any dental procedure, a tooth may not heal as expected after a first endodontic treatment (root canal) but retreated teeth can function well for years, even for a lifetime. There are a number of reasons why a tooth would need to be retreated, including curved or narrow canals not being treated during the initial procedure or, perhaps, the placement of the crown, or other restoration, was delayed following the endodontic treatment. Our local Flatbush endodontist, Michael Feinberg, DDS, says even a new problem can jeopardize a tooth that was successfully treated, such as a loose, cracked or broken crown or filling exposing the tooth to new infection.

Root Canal Infections Flatbush

Root Canal Infections Flatbush

After your consultation, if you and our local Flatbush endodontist choose retreatment, your tooth will be reopened to gain access to the root canal filling material. After the canal filling is removed, Dr. Feinberg can clean the canals and thoroughly examine the inside of your tooth, using light and magnification, searching for any additional canals that need treatment. After cleaning the canals, they will be filled and sealed, before a temporary filling is placed in the tooth. If the canals are unusually narrow or blocked, Dr. Feinberg may recommend endodontic surgery. This surgery involves making an incision to allow the other end of the root to be sealed.

Advances in technology are consistently changing the way root canal treatment is performed, so our local Flatbush endodontist may use new techniques that were not available when you first had your procedure. Dr. Feinberg may be able to resolve your problem with retreatment but, as with any dental or medical procedure, there are no guarantees. We will discuss your options and the chances of success before beginning retreatment. The only other alternative is extraction of the tooth but then the extracted tooth must be replaced with an implant, bridge or removable partial denture to restore chewing function and to stop adjacent teeth from shifting. These options require extensive surgery or dental procedures on the healthy adjacent teeth, so they can be far more costly and time consuming than retreatment and restoration of the natural tooth. The advantage to choosing retreatment could be a healthy, functioning natural tooth for many years to come.

Flatbush Root Canal Treatment
1335 54th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11219
718-618-4947

Borough Park Endodontist

Borough Park Endodontist

Root Canal Therapy Brooklyn

Root Canal Therapy Brooklyn

Years and years ago, if you had a tooth with a diseased nerve, you’d probably lose that tooth. However, Dr. Michael Feinberg, your Brooklyn endodontist, can save that tooth with advanced root canal therapy. Endodontics is a specialist sub-field of dentistry that focuses on the pulp of the tooth and the tissue around it. Endodontists, like Dr. Feinberg are familiar with how to stabilize and protect the sensitive and important innards of your teeth, where your tooth is actually living. Through root canals and other procedures, the Borough Park endodontists at the Brooklyn offices of Dr. Feinberg can extend the life of decaying teeth, thus giving you a healthier mouth.

The root of your tooth is underneath the gum line, whereas the visible portion of the tooth is called the crown. The outer portion of the root is a hard tissue called dentin and the inside channel, or “root canal” is a pulp of soft tissue, blood vessels and nerves. The “root canal” is responsible for forming the surrounding dentin and enamel during tooth development. When the pulp becomes inflamed or infected, you’ll require endodontic treatment with Dr. Feinberg. Oftentimes, it is a result from deep cavities called caries, repeated dental procedures, cracks or chips. If pulp inflammation or infection goes untreated, it can cause pain or lead to an abscess. The common symptoms accompanying a root canal include prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold, discoloration of the tooth, swelling or tenderness of the tooth, or swelling or tenderness of adjacent gums. Rather than pull out the infected tooth, our Flatbush endodontic specialists aim to save our patient’s natural teeth by restoring dental health and function.

Endodontic treatment helps save your tooth by removing the diseased portion of the tooth, in this case, the pulp. Additionally, it prevents further infection because your Brooklyn endodontist, Dr. Feinberg, will carefully clean and shape the canal system and then permanently seal the prepared space. The outer surface is then sealed with a temporary restoration, and later on, a permanent restoration must be placed to protect your tooth against fracture and recontamination.

Borough Park Root Canal
1335 54th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11219
718-618-4947