Although an endodontist is a dentist, they have completed an additional three or more years of academic training after graduating from dental school to become a GDC-Registered Specialist in Endodontics.
This additional training is focused on diagnosing tooth pain, root canal treatment and other procedures relating to the inside of the tooth.
In most cases, an infected tooth can be saved with endodontic treatment. A combination of extensive clinical knowledge, skill, and equipment is used to perform a seamless and pain free treatment.
Your general dentist has referred you to ENDO61 as Dr Bhanderi and Dr Jacobs are GDC – registered Specialists and only deal with the more complex and challenging cases by referral from general dentists. This can include patients who are extremely nervous.
At present we are asking patients to attend their appointments on their own, due to COVID-19. This is to reduce the amount of people within the practice to enable us to stay safe and keep apart. Please see our new COVID patient guide.
Any accompanying persons should ideally wait in their car for the duration of the visit.
The aim of endodontic treatment is to relieve pain which is caused by either infection or inflammation of the pulp. We use local anaesthetics and modern techniques in order to make patients comfortable during their treatment.
You may experience some discomfort the first few days after your treatment. If this occurs, Dr Bhanderi will recommend appropriate pain relief if necessary.
If you do experience severe pain that lasts more than a few days, please do not hesitate to contact us and we can give you further advice.
We usually take around three to four radiographs. All radiographs that we take are absolutely necessary and justified. We use digital X-ray technology that have a lower dose than conventional film X-rays.
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