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Endodontist Specialist

Brooklyn City Dental

Cosmetic and General Dentists & Endodontists located in Greenpoint and Williamsburg neighborhoods in Brooklyn, NY

An endodontist specializes in saving teeth that you’d otherwise lose. The skilled Brooklyn City Dental team, with two offices in the Greenpoint and Williamsburg neighborhoods of Brooklyn, includes an endodontist who regularly performs treatments like root canals. If you’re experiencing tooth pain and worried about losing your tooth, call either of the two New York City offices or use online booking to find out how an endodontist can help.

Endodontist Q & A

What is an endodontist?

An endodontist is a dentist who specializes in preserving your natural teeth. After dental school, they have an additional two years of specialized training. Endodontists treat the pulp and root canals inside your teeth along with the surrounding tissues. 

When would I need to see an endodontist?

You may need to see an endodontist if you have any of the following issues. 

  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Tooth pain
  • Tooth trauma
  • Swelling around your gums

Sometimes issues like sensitivity and pain develop gradually, so it's important to realize the problem probably won't vanish on its own. An endodontist at Brooklyn City Dental can determine the source of your problems and perform the treatment you need.

What types of procedures does an endodontist perform?

Endodontists perform a variety of different specialized procedures with some of the most common including:

Root canal therapy

Root canal therapy treats the pulp inside your teeth, removing infected and diseased tissue to save the healthy parts of the tooth.

Endodontic retreatment

If you develop a new infection or other problem in a tooth previously treated with a root canal, an endodontist can perform endodontic retreatment to save the tooth.

Endodontic surgery

Endodontic surgery involves opening the gums to remove the infected part of a tooth root. It's often a good option if you can't have endodontic retreatment.

Dental implant placement 

Dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement. For those situations where it's not possible to preserve your tooth, a dental implant is the next best option.

Endodontists also perform other treatments as needed with the ultimate goal of preserving your healthy teeth wherever possible. 

How do I take care of my teeth after seeing the endodontist?

After your appointment, your endodontist at Brooklyn City Dental gives you specific instructions for maintaining good oral health and protecting your treated teeth. That includes teeth cleanings and dental exams every six months, as well as good oral health habits at home. 

Brooklyn City Dental offers all types of dentistry, from routine care to highly specialized endodontic treatments. If you're having tooth problems and need help fast, call the office or use the online appointment maker.