Category Archives: Surgical Endodontics

Marine Park Dental Surgery

Surgical Endodontics in Marine Park

Marine Park Dental Surgery

Marine Park Dental Surgery

Root canal is a highly successful procedure, with lack of success occurring in less than 10% of cases. Fortunately, when that does happen, one way to remedy the situation is with an apicoectomy, a Michael I. Feinburg.

Surgical procedure performed with gentle care and skilled precision here at the office of Mic
The point of root canal is to remove the infected pulp and nerve so that your tooth will remain viable. In order to prevent future infection, the canals are cleaned, disinfected, and sealed. If, however, weeks or even months after the original treatment, you experience symptoms that are similar to the ones that originally led you to get root canal, you might need our Marine Park dental surgery. Those symptoms include pain and sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks. There are three possible avenues to take with a failed root canal. One is endodontic re-treatment, which is basically doing the root canal over again. The second is our Marine Park dental surgery. The third is for the tooth to be extracted because it is beyond repair. Our endodontist will examine you, take x-rays, and make an assessment as to whether an apicoectomy is the right option for your individual circumstances. If so, you will be numbed with local anesthesia first. The infected tissue and root tip are subsequently removed, and a special filling is put in, once again for the purpose of staving off additional infection. It’s reassuring to know that a successful apicoectomy will leave your tooth strong and viable, as much so as any other tooth.

The last thing you want is to lose your tooth, and have to endure the fuss, time, and expense of replacing it. Our Marine Park dental surgery is quick and effective. Contact our office today to arrange an appointment.

Michael I. Feinberg
1718 East 17th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11229
(718) 355-9939

Brooklyn Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal Therapy in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Root Canal Treatment

Brooklyn Root Canal Treatment

When you don’t take proper care of your teeth, gums, and mouth, diseases and infections can cause pain and even decay of the teeth. If the decay becomes too advanced, the best treatment option may be an endodontic procedure such as root canal therapy. Success for this type of treatment occurs in more than 90% of cases. Unfortunately for some, this dreaded procedure does not always heal as planned, and retreatment may be necessary. If you need to undergo retreatment for your root canal, you can rest easy knowing that at our endodontic office, Michael Feinberg, DDS will provide the most comfortable care for your Brooklyn root canal treatment.

Many people cringe when they hear the words “root canal”. However, what was once a painful, invasive procedure is now relatively pain-free, with non-surgical treatments available. Although the basic process and materials are still the same as the standard root canal procedure you may have come to fear, at our dental office, our endodontist uses advanced instrumentation, irrigation, and filling techniques for our Brooklyn root canal treatment. Root canal therapy is needed when the nerve or pulp of a tooth is affected by decay or infection, or if there has been significant injury or trauma to the tooth. Symptoms of the infection are generally acute dental pain or sensitivity to hot, cold or percussion. Your root canal therapy will begin by our endodontist making an opening in the crown of the tooth or teeth. Then he will gently remove the infected or inflamed pulp from your tooth. After carefully shaping, sterilizing, and cleaning the inside of the canal, the opening is filled and sealed with a rubber-like compound. At the next appointment, usually a week later, the roots and the inside cavity of the tooth will be filled and sealed with special dental materials. A filling will be placed to cover the opening on top of the tooth. In addition, all teeth that have root canal treatment should have a crown (cap) placed. This will protect the tooth and prevent it from breaking, and restore it to its full function. Root canal therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required. Success for this type of treatment occurs in about 90% of cases.

Good oral hygiene practices and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your root canal therapy. However, if you require an endodontic retreatment due to improper healing or other complications of a previous endodontic treatment, then Dr. Feinberg would be happy to assist you. With the expertise of our endodontist office, receiving Brooklyn root canal treatment no longer has to be an uncomfortable, frightening experience. You’ll leave our offices smiling, showing off your beautiful, well cared-for teeth!

Michael Feinberg, DDS
1718 East 17th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11229
(718) 355-9939

Sheepshead Bay Tooth Extractions

Sheepshead Bay Root Canal Therapy

Brooklyn Endodontist

Brooklyn Endodontist

Here at the office of Dr. Michael I. Feinburg, our Sheepshead Bay tooth extractions are highly common services. One of the main reasons why patients need their teeth extracted is because the tooth is severely damaged due to neglect and decay. If you have a tooth that is decayed, the pulp of the tooth (which is a collection of soft tissue located at the center of each of your teeth) is vulnerable to infection from the bacteria present within your mouth. A decayed tooth in general is painful, but a tooth with an infected pulp is even more painful. You are likely to experience moderate to severe tooth pain, with increased pain while biting down or chewing. You are also likely to experience increased tooth sensitivity, which can cause you pain while drinking or eating something especially hot or cold. If you think you have a decayed tooth or a decayed and infected tooth, you should spare no time in scheduling an appointment with Dr. Michael I. Feinburg. We use our Sheepshead Bay tooth extractions as last resorts, because we feel it is always best to preserve our patients’ natural teeth whenever possible, and so it is important to get the treatment you need before the tooth gets to the stage where an extraction is the only option left. If you see us soon enough, Dr. Feinburg may recommend a root canal procedure in order to restore and preserve the tooth. During root canal therapy, we remove the infected pulp, carefully and thoroughly clear away any remaining bacteria, and then seal up the tooth so that it will not be infected again. If your tooth is past the point where root canal therapy will be useful, we may recommend one of our Sheepshead Bay tooth extractions.

If you would like to learn more about our Sheepshead Bay tooth extractions, or any of the other many services available to you here at Dr. Michael I. Feinburg’s office, we encourage you to visit our practice’s main website to browse through some additional, detailed information on these and other related topics. If you have any questions or concerns, or if you would like to schedule an appointment, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Root Canal Therapy in Sheepshead Bay
1718 East 17th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11229
718-355-9939

Brooklyn Endodontic Retreatment

Brooklyn Endodontic Retreatment

Endodontic Retreatment with Brooklyn endodontist, Dr. Michael Feinberg, is a second chance to save your infected tooth! Most teeth that have had root canal therapy can last as long as other natural teeth. However a treated tooth will fail to heal naturally and continues to cause pain. It’s possible for a successfully treated tooth to become diseased months after treatment. Brooklyn endodontic retreatment with Dr. Feinberg offers the possibility to save your tooth after it has failed to heal or developed new problems. A retreatment is similar to an initial root canal but instead of removing the pulp tissue, we remove the old root canal filling material.

There are many reasons why a root canal does not heal properly. Occasionally narrow canals were not treated during the initial root canal, or a complicated canal anatomy was undetected. Sometimes if a crown or restoration was not placed soon enough after the root canal, saliva can contaminate the inside of the tooth.

Retreated teeth can function well for years and with proper oral care, they can last for the rest of your life. Flatbush Endodontist, Dr. Feinburg thinks its always best to try and save the tooth rather than remove it. Extracting the tooth requires more restorative dental work that is often far too costly or not covered under insurance plans. No matter how effective modern tooth restorations are, nothing compares to saving your natural teeth with Dr. Feinberg in Brooklyn.

Flatbush Surgical Endodontics
1718 East 17th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11229
718-355-9939