There are plenty of reasons to schedule a visit with your dentist. Annual checkups and exams are necessary to properly monitor your overall oral health. Dental cleanings about every six months can help make sure that your teeth are free of significant plaque buildup and that you do not exhibit signs of tooth decay or gum disease. Not visiting your dentist frequently enough can result in the development of cavities and other conditions. If you experience any pain, discomfort or other new symptoms then you should definitely schedule a visit with your dentist, and Dr. Michael I. Feinburg is here to help, especially when it comes to root canals here in Sheepshead Bay.
Sometimes, conditions such as cavities can go unnoticed until they spread significantly. Depending on where they are located, cavities can yield little to no symptoms or pain but that doesn’t mean that they still shouldn’t be treated. If this tooth decay spreads, it can affect the tooth root which definitely yields noticeable symptoms. An infected tooth root will be sensitive to hot and cold foods as well as air hitting the infected location, and it can also feel painful when you apply and release pressure on the tooth when biting down and releasing your bite. If you experience any of these symptoms, then schedule a visit here in Sheepshead Bay with Dr. Michael I. Feinburg as soon as possible. If you exhibit any of these symptoms and Dr. Feinburg examines your teeth and affirms the situation, then he can begin to plan your root canal therapy. Root canal therapy includes removing the inflamed and infected tissue surrounding the area and cleaning out the root of the tooth. Once this cavity is cleared of decayed tissue, the cavity is filled to prevent further damage or infection.
If a root canal infection is left untreated, it can spread to other teeth and affect your jawbone as well. Not only that, but it will remain to be painful and will only get worse. If you experience any of the symptoms mentioned above and believe you may need a root canal procedure or are simply due for a routine examination, then schedule an appointment with Dr. Michael I. Feinburg today.