A root end resection, or apicoectomy, is done as a remedy for a failed root canal treatment. Here at the office of Michael I. Feinburg, we’re committed to saving your natural teeth whenever possible. It’s the entire point of root canal to begin with. But before you consider having a tooth extracted, let us tell you more about our Marine Park dental surgery.
When the tooth that had already undergone root canal has become re-infected, the best method for addressing the situation is often a root end resection. Some failed root canals are best managed with endodontic retreatment, which is a do-over of the original procedure. Our endodontist will do an examination and will take x-rays in order to make an evaluation about what path is best to take to treat your tooth. If our Marine Park dental surgery is the agreed upon solution, the procedure will seem similar to an extraction in that your gums must be open to get to the root of the tooth. Of course, you will be sufficiently numbed with local anesthesia before any work is started. Any bone that is blocking access to the root will be removed. The root tip along with the infected tissue will be gently taken out, and a special filling is then applied so that there is a good chance of preventing future infections. Your gums are then sutured closed to complete our Marine Park dental surgery. The result is a tooth that will remain strong and viable. Extracting the tooth not only means drawbacks such as a less appealing smile, shifting teeth, misaligned jaws, and inefficient chewing, but also the need to replace the tooth. That brings with it additional time and cost.
If you are having pain or other unusual symptoms related to a tooth that has undergone root canal, contact our office immediately to set up an examination.
Cracked teeth can eventually break and cause tooth decay so that the tooth ends up needing extraction. At the offices of Michael I. Feinburg, we treat cracked tooth syndrome to help save your teeth and save the area from further damage and expensive dental bills. We’ve been providing great dental services to the New York area for over 35 years, and our emergency endodontist in Flatbush can provide immediate endodontic care. We have two offices, one in Flatbush and one in Borough Park.
Our emergency endodontist in Flatbush provides patients with an anxiety free, pain free experience using the most skilled endodontic techniques. Dr. Feinberg also provides evaluation and diagnosis of oral pain, root canal therapy, surgical endodontics and treatment of fractured and dislodged teeth. Cracked teeth can happen in a number of ways and cause pain, possibly while chewing, biting or when the tooth is exposed to different temperatures. Further chewing causes the cracked pieces of the tooth to move and can begin to irritate the pulp inside, which can be extremely painful. When bite pressure is released, it may cause sharp pain. This back and forth movement and painful condition can cause the pulp inside to be damaged permanently, leading to infection and possible extraction.
If the pulp becomes too damaged, we may require a root canal treatment. Root canals clean up the inside of the tooth and remove the infected pulp, saving the entire tooth from needing extraction. Our emergency endodontist in Flatbush will remove, clean and seal the tooth. The entire procedure is simple and involves only local anesthesia. It is not painful and once completed, a crown is placed on top to protect the area. Root canal success happens in more than 90% of patients. Symptoms that pulp may be inflamed include sensitivity to heat, cold and percussion.
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