Dentist in BensonhurstRubin Dental and Implant Center

Implant Dentistry Bensonhurst

Rubin Dental and Implant Center

Specializing in family, cosmetic and implant dentistry

We provide free consultations and second opinions to help you get the right treatment in the right way. Dr. Rubin uses special computer software to accurately and predictably diagnose and design your implant procedure to provide the best possible esthetic and functional result.

Office Hours

Monday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Wednesday:Closed
Thursday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Root Canals

Why do I need one?

The pulp, or soft inner tissue is important during the tooth's development. Once a tooth is fully mature, the tooth can survive without the pulp because the tooth is nourished by tissues surrounding it. The pulp is normally surrounded and protected by a layer of dentin.

Above the gumline, the dentin is protected by a layer of enamel; below the gum-line the dentin is covered by cementum. When a crack or cavity destroys these protective layers, the pulp is exposed to irritants and bacteria in your mouth. This can result in inflammation then infection, and, eventually, an abscess. Periodontal (gum) disease or a severe blow to the tooth can also damage the pulp. Endodontic therapy removes the damaged pulp and usually the tooth returns to a healthy condition.

If an abscess was present before treatment the healing process may take up to 2 years.