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Sunset Park Endodontist

Sunset Park Endodontist

If you have a severe toothache, you should book an appointment with our Sunset Park endodontist, Dr. Michael Feinberg. A persistent toothache, especially if the tooth is severely discolored, and darker than the rest of your teeth, can indicate the presence of damaged nerve tissue or pulp, located deep inside your tooth. This damaged tissue can then breakdown within the tooth and gums, allowing bacteria to grow and cause infections, otherwise known as an abscessed tooth. These problems should not be ignored, but treated swiftly and immediately through root canal therapy.

A root canal infection can happen for a variety of reasons. Trauma to the face can cause chipped or cracked teeth, which can lead to infection. Tooth decay is also a likely culprit. Repeated dental procedures done to a small area can cause the region to become inflamed and promote the risk for infection, so it is important to discuss your dental history with our Sunset Park endodontist before undergoing any procedure.

Sunset Park Oral Pain

Sunset Park Oral Pain

Abscessed teeth from root canal infections can also cause continued problems to your jaw and facial structure if the problem is allowed to prolong itself. Cases of severe root canal infection can cause swelling that spreads to the jaw, face, neck, and even further reaches of the head. These infections of the root canal can also lead to bone loss from the area adjacent to the root tip. For truly specialized care of your root canal, patients should look no further than the Sunset Park endodontic offices of Michael Feinberg, DDS. The key difference between the practice of endodontics and a traditional dentist practice is in what area of oral health they cover. Dentistry comes from the word dentin, which is the surface of the teeth. As such, most dentists are trained to treat surface problems of the teeth, such as plaque buildup, gum line issues, cosmetic dentistry, and bite problems. Endodontics is a specialized field which focuses solely on the treatment of the dental pulp and the nerves located deep within your teeth.

Dr. Feinberg has been proudly serving the community as a local Sunset Park endodontist for over 35 years. Dr. Feinberg prides himself on keeping up with the latest endodontic techniques in his specialized practice to give you the best care possible. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff understands that many of us have dental anxieties and fears of having work done, and so we make it our duty to provide you with specialized care in a warm and relaxed setting. Even when the office is closed, Dr. Feinberg will take calls for endodontist emergencies, such as a facial injury, to care for his patients, such is his dedication to the task of oral health.

Root Canal Therapy Sunset Park
1718 East 17th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11229
718-355-9939

Sunset Park Dental Emergencies

Sunset Park Dental Emergencies

Michael Feinberg, DDS, treats a variety of dental emergencies that result from traumatic dental injuries, such as avulsed, dislodged and fractured teeth. Most chipped teeth can be repaired with a simple filling but if the pulp of the tooth is exposed it may be treated by placing a filling over the injured area. Damages in the back teeth often include fractured cusps, cracked teeth and the more serious split teeth. The tooth can usually be restored by Dr. Feinberg, trusted Sunset Park emergency dentist, if the crack does not extend into the root. If the crack does extend into the root and affects the pulp, root canal treatment is usually necessary in an attempt to save all or part of your tooth.

Avulsed Teeth Sunset Park

Avulsed Teeth Sunset Park

Time is of the essence with Sunset Park Dental Emergencies, especially if a tooth is completely knocked out of your mouth (avulsed). If this type of injury happens to you, pick up your tooth by the crown (chewing portion) and try not to touch the root. Without using soap or other cleaning products, gently rinse the tooth if it’s dirty. Put the tooth back into its socket, if possible, and get to Dr. Feinberg immediately. Be sure to keep the avulsed tooth moist, if you can’t put it back in its socket, as the less time the tooth spends drying out the better the chance of saving it. There are specific solutions to keep your tooth moist that are available at local drug stores or you can put the tooth in milk or a glass of water with a pinch of salt. You can also put it in your mouth between your gum and cheek and, again, bring it to our dentist immediately.

Certain dental emergencies involve injuries to the mouth that cause teeth to be pushed back into their sockets (dislodged). If the tooth is pushed partially out of the socket, Dr. Feinberg may re-position your tooth after stabilizing it. No further treatment will be necessary if the pulp remains healthy but root canal will be necessary if the pulp becomes infected or damaged. Dr. Feinberg may place a medication inside the tooth, such as calcium hydroxide, within a few weeks of the initial injury once root canal is started. The canal will eventually be sealed by placing a permanent root canal filling.

Dr. Feinberg has specialized in Sunset Park Dental Emergencies for over 35 years. He has perfected the art of high quality endodontic treatments all in an effort to preserve and save your teeth.

Toothaches Sunset Park
1335 54th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11219
718-618-4947