An area of practice focused on complex dental issues which affect the inside of teeth.

Root Canal Therapy

Emergency Tooth Pain

Tooth Trauma

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Dr. Patrick Burke



Root Canal Therapy

The inner most layer of every tooth is called the pulp, which is made up of nerves and blood vessels that allow each tooth to feel. Root canal therapy is the treatment of inflamed pulp.

The dental treatment involves removing this inflamed tissue, cleaning and disinfecting the now empty space, and filling it with a material to prevent reinfection—thus saving the tooth from being pulled. There are many reasons why a tooth’s pulp can be inflamed.

Large cavity

Tooth Trauma

Cracked Tooth

Large Chipped Tooth




Reinfected existing filling

Repeated dental treatment on a single tooth



Emergency Tooth Pain

Tooth pain that may possibly indicate the need for a root canal can present in a number of ways:

pain to hot or cold that lingers for more than 15 seconds

constant throbbing not alleviated with over-the-counter pain relief medicine

dull ache

inability to sleep at night

sharp, shooting pain when biting/chewing

painful pimple on gums

painful swelling in the mouth +/- same side of the face



Tooth Trauma

Tooth trauma can present in a multitude of ways, some more obvious than others.

Cracked or fractured tooth

Bruxism and clenching


Extra oral trauma/accidents

What we do

Our dental office prides itself on keeping as many procedures in house as possible. Dr. Shimonova and Dr. Katz know how inconvenient it is to have to go to a new setting for specialty care.

We are pleased to have Dr. Patrick Burke be a part of our team and ensure proper multidisciplinary care here at Flatiron Family Dental.