Inflammation or infection in the roots of your tooth can cause severe pain. If left untreated, it may eventually require an extraction.
At Jewel Dental Associates in Flushing, NY, we provide root canal therapy to relieve painful symptoms and prevent tooth loss.
So why should you get a root canal?
Without a Root Canal, You May Lose Your Tooth
Protect the Health of Your Smile
An infection inside your tooth can quickly spread to affect other aspects of your smile. Root canal therapy from Dr. Michael Feldstein can restore the health of your tooth and prevent more serious issues.
Relieve Uncomfortable Symptoms
Tooth pain can affect every aspect of your daily life, making eating and drinking painful. Treating the infection with a root canal can completely eliminate discomfort.
Experience Treatment in Comfort
At Jewel Dental Associates, we use advanced techniques to ensure our patients are completely comfortable during treatment. We take our responsibility to our patients seriously and will do what it takes to ensure your comfort.
Why Choose Jewel Dental Associates?
Our practice has been serving patients in the community for over 60 years. Dr. Feldstein and our team are dedicated to providing first-class care in a comfortable environment. For root canal therapy, Dr. Feldstein uses specialized tools, including telescopic glasses, to ensure your treatment is as efficient and painless as possible.
Signs of a Tooth Infection
An infection is often accompanied by discomfort and other obvious symptoms. However, because there are some cases where patients do not notice any symptoms, the best way to protect your smile is to attend your biannual exam with Dr. Feldstein. Common signs of a tooth infection include:
Persistent sensitivity to heat or cold
Darkening of the tooth
Swelling or tenderness in the gums
You Can Undergo All Stages of Treatment at Our Office
Dr. Feldstein will examine your tooth and take x-rays to assess the depth of the infection and how your tooth is affected.
We will administer a local anesthetic to numb the tooth and the surrounding area. If you are nervous about the procedure, we also offer sedation to help you feel more comfortable.
Dr. Feldstein will make a small opening and use specialized instruments to clean the inside of the tooth, as well as the root canals.
Once your tooth is cleaned, Dr. Feldstein will fill the area with a biocompatible material called gutta-percha.
We will take impressions of your tooth and place a temporary filling to protect it until we can make a permanent crown.
It typically takes one to two weeks for the lab to craft a crown. When it is ready, Dr. Feldstein can bond it to your tooth. Our crowns are made from high-quality material to ensure they blend seamlessly into your smile.
A Root Canal Can Relieve All Your Symptoms
Root canal treatment is meant to eliminate pain caused by inflammation or infection. You may have some tooth sensitivity for the first few days after treatment. However, once this clears, you should not have any pain or discomfort.
If you experience severe pressure or pain that lasts more than a few days, contact our office. Dr. Feldstein is always available to his patients through the office or on his cell phone.
A Root Canal Can Save You Money in the Long Run
The cost of a root canal can vary depending on several factors. However, preventing an extraction means you avoid the costs associated with replacing the lost tooth. Dr. Feldstein can walk you through the different factors which affect the cost of your treatment, such as:
How Complex the Issue Is
Deeper, more complicated infections typically cost more to treat. If we can catch the issue early during your routine exam, treatment is often more affordable.
Which Tooth Is Affected
Because molars are more difficult to treat than the teeth at the front of your smile, these teeth are usually more expensive to treat.
What Your Insurance Covers
The final cost of your treatment will depend on what your insurance is willing to pay. Since root canals are a medical necessity, most plans cover at least part of the treatment.
Modern Procedures Make Root Canal Therapy Easy
For most patients, a root canal involves no more discomfort than a regular filling. In fact, more than half of patients report no pain at all.
Warm and Welcoming
"Dr. F puts you at ease before, during, and after the procedure. Whether it is a filling or it is a implant, I have felt comfortable (as possible as one case be) when I'm in the hot seat... His staff is warm and welcoming, and I have always been taken in on time for my appointments..." Simon L.
Dr. Michael Feldstein
Dr. Feldstein has spent over 30 years providing high-quality dental care to patients in the Flushing area. He maintains the highest standards at his practice and is associated with several prestigious organizations, including:
- American Dental Association
- New York State Dental Association
- Queens County Dental Society
- American Academy of Periodontics
To learn more about root canal therapy and how it can help you, contact our office online or call us at (718) 261-7071 today.