Here at the office of Dr. Steven R. Feigelson, the top Hauppauge dentist, we are committed to preserving your teeth and keeping them healthy. One of the most important tooth preservation methods is the use of root canal therapy. Our Hauppauge dentist typically recommends the use of root canal therapy if you have a tooth with an infected pulp. The pulp is the collection of soft tissue located at the center of each of your teeth. If you have a tooth that is decayed or broken, then the pulp can then easily be exposed and is vulnerable to bacteria. Being in such close proximity to harmful bacteria like tartar and plaque each day can easily lead to infection. When the tooth has an infected pulp, you are likely to experience moderate to severe toothache, with increased pain when you bite down. You will also likely feel an increase in tooth sensitivity. In some cases, the tooth will begin to gradually darken or discolor. You should always schedule an appointment with our Hauppauge dentist as soon as possible so that we can handle the problem before it becomes worse. If it is caught early enough, root canal therapy can often restore and save the tooth. However, if you do not seek treatment early enough or the decay and infection is too severe, then a tooth extraction might be necessary. While tooth extractions are not the top options, they are still safe and effective, and there are many tooth replacement options available to you here at our Hauppauge dentist’s office. Either way, you can rest assured that you will be in the hands of capable professionals and will be receiving the best care possible.
If you would like to learn more about the many services that our Hauppauge dentist has to offer, we highly recommend that you visit Dr. Steven R. Feigelson’s main website to browse through some additional, detailed information that you might find useful. If you have any specific questions or concerns that we can address for you, please do not hesitate to contact the staff here at Dr. Feigelson’s office directly. We are always happy to help you however possible. You can reach us either by phone or online.