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Dentistry/Help! Nerve Exposed while drilling


Larry Burnett DDS wrote at 2013-09-11 19:43:58
Modern dentistry does not keep drilling out decay until the nerve is reached.  A modern dentist will remove decay until he thinks he is getting close to the nerve.  He will then stop and place a glass ionomer material over the remaining decay.  This will help stop the progress of the decay and possibly remineralize the decay and save the tooth.  No root canal and no extraction necessary if successful.

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Benjamin Schwartz, DDS FAGD


I can answer a range of questions in dentistry, ranging from cosmetic dentistry, fillings, root canals, and comprehensive treatment. Specifically, my fields of interest are in CEREC technology, Invisalign (Invisable braces), and Endodontics (root canals).


Full time practicing dentist in New York City, treating all phases of adult dental needs. Specific focus on Invisalign cases, Endodontic (root canal) treatment, and CEREC single visit restorations.

Schwartz Benjamin, Boczko Fae, McKeon S. Oral Care For The Elderly. Perspectives in Gerontology December 2006

New York University College of Dentistry - D.D.S.
Woodhull Medical Center, 1 year post-graduate residency program - GPR

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