Here at the office of Dr. Michael I. Feinburg, the top endodontist in Brooklyn, one of the most common issues we see in our patients is cracked tooth syndrome. If you crack or break a tooth in any way, it is important that you seek treatment from an expert like our endodontist in Brooklyn right away. Many people do not get these kinds of issues immediately treated, and this sort of neglect can pose serious risks to your dental health, and can even cause you to need a full tooth extraction and replacement. The reasoning behind all this risk is that at the center of each of your tooth is a collection of soft tissue, referred to as the “pulp” of your tooth. When you crack or break your tooth, the pulp is then exposed to any bacteria present in your mouth at any time, like tartar or plaque. As a result, the pulp is then vulnerable to serious infection by those bacteria. Some signs that there is an infection include: moderate to severe pain in one of your teeth, increased tooth sensitivity to especially hot or cold temperatures, and a gradual darkening or discoloring of the tooth in question. If you notice any of these symptoms at all, you should schedule an appointment with our endodontist in Brooklyn as soon as possible so that we can provide you with the treatment you need. Often, Dr. Feinburg will recommend root canal therapy, during which we remove the infected pulp, carefully clean the entire area so it is bacteria-free, and then seal up the tooth for protection.
If you would like to learn more about root canal therapy, cracked tooth syndrome, and the many ways in which our endodontist in Brooklyn can be of service to you, we highly recommend that you pay a visit to Dr. Michael I. Feinburg’s main website to browse through the wealth of additional, detailed information we have available for you there. If you have any specific questions or concerns that we can assist you with in any way, please feel free to contact the staff here at our office directly.