A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, with over 14 million people receiving one every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need for tooth extraction and expensive tooth restorations like dental bridges. However, this easy dental procedure should always be performed by a Midwood endodontic specialist like Dr. Michael Feinberg whose two Brooklyn practices are limited to endodontics. Though many general dentists offer endodontic services, they do not have the expertise and training that a licensed endodontist does.
Many people don’t know much about root canals, except that they never want to hear that they need one and that they are supposedly extremely painful procedures. Midwood root canal specialist, Dr. Feinberg is here to tell you that a root canal is an extremely useful and highly successful treatment, meant to save your natural teeth.
At the center of your tooth exists the pulp, a collection of blood vessels that helps build the surrounding tooth. An infection to the pulp, caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks or repeated dental procedures can cause pain and sensitivity in the tooth and gums. This infection will need to be treated with a root canal to eliminate and remove the diseased pulp. The root canal system, which leads to the pulp, will be thoroughly cleaned and sealed to prevent re-infection. Root canal therapy is a gentle procedure that is 90% successful in most cases and performed under local anesthesia. Following a root canal with Midwood endodontist, Dr. Feinberg, a record of your treatment will be sent to your primary dentist and a dental cap or another restoration will be placed over the tooth for added protection.
Still not convinced that root canals are a better alternative to tooth extraction? Root canals are significantly more cost-effective than tooth removal and replacement with an artificial tooth. In the end, a root canal will cause less discomfort, cost less money, and require less visits to the dentist. Learn more about root canal therapy by visiting Midwood endodontist, Dr. Michael Feinberg in Brooklyn.