Dr. Kent Strickman is an endodontist at Dr. Victor Oelbaum & Associates who specializes in root canal treatments, offering high-quality care for all dental concerns involving tooth pain or the interior tooth structure. He was born in Brooklyn, New York and has continued to live there throughout his life. Dr. Strickman attended Brooklyn College as well as New York University’s College of Dentistry, where he graduated in 1999. After graduation, he pursued his specialty training in endodontics at Lutheran Medical Center in 2010 and proceeded to complete his general practice residency from 1999 to 2000.
Dr. Strickman takes great pride in extending high-quality care for patients at risk of losing a tooth and takes every measure to help men and women save their natural tooth from loss or extraction. In his free time, he generally enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking and kayaking.
What is an Endodontist?
An endodontist has specialized expertise in tooth pain relief and root canal therapy, an advanced dental procedure in which the root and pulp of a tooth are cleansed of infection, ultimately saving the affected tooth from extraction. Root canals are essential to eradicating bacteria within the dental pulp, preserving a diseased tooth, and relieving the intense pain often caused by an infection. Those who specialize in this branch of dentistry maintain unique training in treating diseases of the dental pulp, often making them well-equipped to address all aspects of tooth pain. Endodontics is a special branch of dentistry wherein less than three percent of dentists have an exclusive focus.
When Should I See an Endodontist?
If you fear a tooth has become infected, an endodontist can examine your oral structures and provide you with timely treatment to save your tooth and restore the health of your mouth. Since an infection doesn’t always cause tooth pain, it’s important to be aware of all the symptoms that may demonstrate the need for dental attention, such as sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures and swelling in the gumline. These symptoms should be examined as soon as possible to prevent a potential infection from spreading. As oral infections have been known to develop from an untreated tooth injury in addition to extensive decay, it may be wise to visit a dentist if you have recently experienced a sudden blow or other type of trauma to the jaw structures.
If you suspect you may be experiencing the symptoms of a tooth infection, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Strickman, please contact our practice today.