Endodontic or Root Canal Treatment is carried out when the inside of the tooth (the root or pulp) becomes infected or damaged.
At Rapport Dentistry we are delighted to receive referrals from our colleagues to treat patients who may need both straight forward or complex Root Canal Treatment.
Dr Adnan Chowdry qualified as a Dentist from Kings College London Dental Institute in 2006, and completed his membership exams of the Royal College of Surgeons (MJDF) in 2009. He has gained over ten years of experience in General practice and has worked as a Specialist in training at the Eastman Dental Hospital (UCL) since 2013. He received a distinction for his MClinDent research dissertation on the use of Bioluminescence technology in the detection of endodontic infections.
Adnan is happy to discuss all aspects of treatment with both dentists and patients, and believes good communication is important for successful outcomes.
Adnan is delighted to receive referrals from his colleagues and is happy to use his expertise to treat patients who may need both straight forward or complex Root Canal Treatment.
If you require any advice on a patient, please complete our referral form and one of our team will come back to you.
The first step in your endodontic journey at Rapport Dentistry is a consultation with Adnan who is a Specialist Endodontist.
He will discuss any concerns you may have or, if you were referred to us by your usual dentist, why you were referred.
He will also begin an Endodontic assessment.
During your consultation, Adnan will assess the tooth/teeth which may require endodontic treatment. He will then be able to give you his diagnosis and prognosis on saving your tooth/teeth.
We will provide you with a bespoke treatment plan.
This will outline our findings and the treatment options available to you. It will also provide you with a price estimate and an idea of length of treatment.
As treatment is bespoke to each patient there is no ‘fixed’ number of appointments.
A typical course of treatment will be over two visits per tooth. The treatment is entirely dependent upon how complex your clinical situation is.
Once the endodontic treatment is complete, the tooth will be filled. At this point the patient will then be discharged back to the referring dentist.
Adnan normally likes to see his patients for a review in a years time to ensure the treated tooth remains in a healthy state.Make a Referral
Root Canal treatments are carried out when the inside of the tooth (the root or pulp) becomes infected or damaged.
Infection and damage to the root can be very painful, creating inflammation with the risk of severe pain and swelling. Root Canal Treatment eliminates the cause of the pain by completely removing the diseased or damaged tissue from the tooth. The root canal is meticulously cleaned, shaped and decontaminated, before securely filling it back up with a durable, inert material. This means you can be pain free whilst still keeping your original tooth.
There have been great innovations in the last few years to improve the comfort, speed and efficiency of this treatment. Our dentists are experienced, highly skilled and keep up-to-date with the most current concepts in Root Canal Treatment to ensure that they deliver the best possible care for our patients.
If the tooth is extracted then it may be possible to replace it with a removable denture or a fixed solution such as a bridge or implant.
Replacing it may not always be possible and will possibly cost more than keeping your own tooth that is naturally ‘anchored’ in your jaw.
If the tooth is not replaced, problems may occur such as tipping of the adjacent teeth and over-eruption of the opposite tooth, regulating in gaps opening between teeth and possible bite problems.
If you need a local anaesthetic, our specialist will give it to you a few minutes before the procedure, to give it time to work. It may not be required if the tooth is completely dead.
Adnan will use a microscope to identify and create a hole in the top of your tooth and remove the dead or diseased pulp. He will then clean out the root canals, this can take more than one visit. If more than one visit is required we will put a temporary filling in your tooth to keep it sealed until you go back for the next stage of your treatment.
At the second visit Adnan will remove the temporary filling and continue with the cleaning process. He will then seal your tooth to prevent infection and further damage. If there is a risk that your tooth may become damaged or broken it may be suggested to have a crown fitted. This is an artificial cap that fits over your tooth and acts as ‘armour plating’ for the tooth.
For teeth which have not been previously root treated, the success rate depends on how many root canals are in the tooth, the severity of the infection and the skill of the dentist. A front tooth usually has only one or two canals and success rates of 95% are likely.
Root canal treatment on molar teeth is much more complex than on front teeth as they have multiple, often curved root canals and access to do the treatment is more difficult. Teeth which have been previously root treated are also much more difficult to re-treat.
In more difficult cases, such as molar teeth it is recommend that you see a specialist in root canal who has the skills and much more experience in treating difficult situations and will most certainly make the treatment easier for you and give a higher success rate.
If you require further information on your root canal treatment please do not hesitate to contact us.
Brilliant experience at Rapport Dentistry today. I had a root canal treatment that I was very anxious about. However Dr Adnan Chowdry and his dental nurse were so kind, caring and calm, they completely allayed my fears. Every little detail is thought of from numbing gel prior to local injections and stress balls to grip when I was tense. The treatment itself was pain free and I was kept updated and checked upon how I was feeling regularly. The clinic itself was impressively professional and caring at the same time Thank you everyone