If you have a severe toothache, you should book an appointment with our Sunset Park endodontist, Dr. Michael Feinberg. A persistent toothache, especially if the tooth is severely discolored, and darker than the rest of your teeth, can indicate the presence of damaged nerve tissue or pulp, located deep inside your tooth. This damaged tissue can then breakdown within the tooth and gums, allowing bacteria to grow and cause infections, otherwise known as an abscessed tooth. These problems should not be ignored, but treated swiftly and immediately through root canal therapy.
A root canal infection can happen for a variety of reasons. Trauma to the face can cause chipped or cracked teeth, which can lead to infection. Tooth decay is also a likely culprit. Repeated dental procedures done to a small area can cause the region to become inflamed and promote the risk for infection, so it is important to discuss your dental history with our Sunset Park endodontist before undergoing any procedure.
Abscessed teeth from root canal infections can also cause continued problems to your jaw and facial structure if the problem is allowed to prolong itself. Cases of severe root canal infection can cause swelling that spreads to the jaw, face, neck, and even further reaches of the head. These infections of the root canal can also lead to bone loss from the area adjacent to the root tip. For truly specialized care of your root canal, patients should look no further than the Sunset Park endodontic offices of Michael Feinberg, DDS. The key difference between the practice of endodontics and a traditional dentist practice is in what area of oral health they cover. Dentistry comes from the word dentin, which is the surface of the teeth. As such, most dentists are trained to treat surface problems of the teeth, such as plaque buildup, gum line issues, cosmetic dentistry, and bite problems. Endodontics is a specialized field which focuses solely on the treatment of the dental pulp and the nerves located deep within your teeth.
Dr. Feinberg has been proudly serving the community as a local Sunset Park endodontist for over 35 years. Dr. Feinberg prides himself on keeping up with the latest endodontic techniques in his specialized practice to give you the best care possible. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff understands that many of us have dental anxieties and fears of having work done, and so we make it our duty to provide you with specialized care in a warm and relaxed setting. Even when the office is closed, Dr. Feinberg will take calls for endodontist emergencies, such as a facial injury, to care for his patients, such is his dedication to the task of oral health.