When the nerve of a tooth is affected by deep decay, trauma, cracks or infections, a root canal is the treatment of choice to save the tooth from dying and having to be removed. Though many patients believe that extracting the tooth is a better solution to the problem, they do not realize that tooth extraction is not only more expensive, but may cause significant problems for adjacent teeth, leading to further dental procedures. Borough Park root canal specialist, Dr. Feinberg performs highly-successful root canals on a daily basis, allowing for renewed strength and function to the once diseased tooth.
A root canal procedure with Borough Park endodontist, Dr. Feinberg in Brooklyn requires one or more visits to our dental practice. During this procedure, your tooth will be numbed to allow for optimal comfort. First, Dr. Feinberg will place a rubber dam around the tooth to keep it dry and free of saliva. An opening will be made in the top of the tooth and using a root canal file, Dr. Feinberg will remove the pulp, nerve tissue and bacteria. If any tooth decay is present, it will also be removed by our Borough Park endodontist.
Once your tooth is thoroughly cleaned of all bacteria and tooth decay, it will be sealed with either a permanent filling or a temporarily filling. At your next appointment with Dr. Feinberg, the roots and cavity of the tooth will be filled and sealed with special medicated dental materials. Lastly, a filling will be placed to cover the opening on the top of the tooth. In addition, Dr. Feinberg may recommend that you have a dental crown placed on the tooth to properly seal the tooth. A dental crown will also provide much needed protection and stability to prevent it from breaking and to return function.
Following your root canal procedure with Dr. Feinberg you may experience some sensitivity and inflammation which will subside as the tooth heals. Dr. Feinberg will take the time to go over proper care instructions and good oral hygiene practices to aid the life and longevity of your root canal treatment. For more information regarding root canal therapy, visit Dr. Feinberg in Brooklyn.