Endodontic Procedures

About Root Canals in Brooklyn, New York

Each year, countless teeth are treated and saved with root canal therapy in Brooklyn. At LuxDen, we offer endodontic treatments to remove the pulp of a tooth in infected or damaged teeth. During a dental examination, we examine a patient’s teeth and gums to determine which dental treatments such as a root canal they would benefit from the most.

Understanding Root Canal Therapy

At the core of the tooth is soft tissue known as the pulp. The hollow area that houses this soft tissue contains a space towards the top of the tooth called the pulp chamber. This pulp chamber is connected to the root of the tooth via pipe-like canals, giving rise to the term “root canal.” The blood vessels in these canals provide nutrition to the tooth. Occasionally, the internal soft tissue of the tooth becomes infected and can result in a serious infection if left untreated. Root canal therapy should ideally take place before an infection gets worse. A root canal therapy procedure involves taking out the damaged or decaying nerve and pulp, cleaning out the canal and putting in a permanent filling.

Root Canal Retreatment in Brooklyn

With proper care, teeth that have had root canal treatment can last a lifetime. However, sometimes a tooth that has been treated doesn’t heal properly and can become painful or diseased months or even years after treatment. If your tooth failed to heal or develops new problems, you have a second chance. An additional procedure may be able to support healing and save your tooth with root canal retreatment. Our endodontist Dr. Marc Adelstein can schedule a dental examination with you in order to determine whether you’re eligible for this treatment procedure.

To learn more about root canals in Brooklyn, New York and to schedule an appointment at our dental office, call us today at 718-382-3444.