Root Canal to save your teeth

Treatment is always painless,comfortable and efficientlycarried out.

The aim of root canal (endodontic) treatment is to maintain your tooth as a healthy, functional unit within your mouth.

60 - 90 Minute Appointment

Patients often perceive root canal treatment as a dreaded and painful procedure. This is not the case at Dawood and Tanner, with his depth of experience, Shanon carries out root canal treatment skilfully, usually in a single visit, ensuring the patient has a comfortable, pleasant and pain-free experience.

We don't just "do it"

Our Endodontist, Dr. Shanon Patel carries out innovative, and pioneering clinical research both here in the practice and also King’s College London Dental Institute where he is involved in the training of future specialists as well as carry out clinical research. He has also written several leading undergraduate and postgraduate textbooks which have been translated into 5 different languages.

His research on 3D imaging has been shown to improve the diagnosis and management of root canal problems. This research is recognised internationally, and has becoming the standard of care in Endodontic practice.

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Failing Root Canal

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We often treat patients referred to us with problematic (failing) existing Root Canal treatment. There are many reasons for this, including, the tooth not being suitably restored resulting in extensive unmanageable dental decay, or an untreatable crack extending into the root and/or due to the complex root canal system not being adequately disinfected and/or sealed.

In the majority of these cases, this can be rectified by re-examining the existing treatment to remove the root filling material, and then thoroughly disinfecting and sealing the complex root canal system.  Once treatment is complete a well executed bonded restoration or crown will be required to enhance the longevity of the tooth.

This treatment preserves your OWN natural tooth usually in a single appointment thus avoiding an extraction or a dental implant.

However, in some instances root canal re-treatment may not be viable, but this may only become apparent once the treatment has commenced. For example, the tooth may not have sufficient remaining sound tooth structure remaining to restore it with a crown. In other instances, it may not be possible to completely remove the existing root filling material and thoroughly disinfect the root canal system. In these cases, extraction may be advised and the tooth replaced with an implant retained crown, a bridge, or occasionally a denture.

Dental trauma is relatively common, it has been reported to occur in as many as 20% of the population.

We commonly utilise 3D scans to help diagnose the severity of the dental injury. At Dawood & Tanner we have a particular expertise and holistic approach in managing dental trauma. In our experience these types of injuries often require a multi-disciplinary approach, for example, deciding on orthodontic treatment to realign teeth which have been accidentally knocked out of place, or even the necessity of an implant versus retaining the tooth. When required, root canal treatment is carried out as soon as practically possible. However, in many instances, we can carry out minimally invasive pulp cap treatment to preserve the healthy tooth and its pulp tissues (nerve and blood supply), thus avoiding root canal work.

Traumatised teeth may discolour with time, particularly if they are poorly root-treated; we offer focused whitening treatments to improve the appearance of discoloured individual teeth using an in-surgery or in-tooth technique.

Dental Trauma

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It is essential that patients who have sustained dental trauma, no matter how small the nature of the accident, are reviewed on a periodic basis in the first year, and then annually thereafter.