Endodontic treatment is any procedure that aims to either preserve the health of the dental pulp (commonly known as “the nerve”), or to remove it when it is irreversibly damaged (when it is inflamed and cannot repair itself, or has died). Common endodontic procedures include root canal treatment, root canal re-treatment as well as surgical procedures.
All of our dentists are trained in diagnosis and endodontic therapy, however, some teeth can be difficult to diagnose and treat. If no treatment is done, there is the risk that your tooth may flare up (pain and / or swelling may develop).
Further study into the discipline of endodontics allows for more challenging and complex cases to be performed to a high standard, and can include referrals for the following:
- Difficulties in diagnosing pain coming from the teeth and related structures
- Difficulties in achieving successful anaesthesia (numbing) of the tooth requiring treatment
- Limited access (limited mouth opening or the tooth is far back in the mouth)
- Excessive curves of the roots
- Complex root canal anatomy
- Access to the root canals needs to be made through existing crowns (caps) or bridges
- Removal / bypassing of broken instruments
- Removal of posts
- Removal of some types of root filling materials (silver points, cements, Thermafil etc.)
All of these treatments can be performed in-house by Dr Vipul Kataria who has completed his Masters Degree in Endodontics from the world renowned Eastman Dental Hospital (University College London). He has limited his practice to Endodontics since September 2008 and accepted to UK GDC specialist list in Endodontics in 2015.
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