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Dr. Ezra Trachtenberg, DMD

Dentist

If you're interested in teeth whitening we have many options. Our general dentistry practice provides treatments to ensure your teeth function well and our cosmetic services take your smile to the next ...
35 years Experience
Dr. Ezra Trachtenberg, DMD
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Accepting new patients

Why is my tooth discolored after treatment?

A frequent cause of this is that, in order to do a root canal treatment, the root system has to be accessed through the top or inner aspect of the tooth. This process opens the READ MORE
A frequent cause of this is that, in order to do a root canal treatment, the root system has to be accessed through the top or inner aspect of the tooth. This process opens the internal tissue of the tooth to air, which can then "oxidize" and thereby darken it. In most cases, a tooth that has had root canal treatment will be crowned, and that covers over any discoloration and strengthens the remaining tooth structure.

What happens if I don't go for my root canal?

There is no real prophetic answer. The issues at hand are usually potential for discomfort, pain, and/or an abscess, which is an acute infection. Some infections can be serious. READ MORE
There is no real prophetic answer. The issues at hand are usually potential for discomfort, pain, and/or an abscess, which is an acute infection. Some infections can be serious. It's best to speak to your dentist and express your thoughts about delaying the treatment because of your trip.

Good luck and enjoy the trip,

Dr. Trachtenberg