Here at Ethicare Dental Dr Choudhry accepts referrals for root treatments. Dr Choudhry dedicates her practice to carrying out procedures within this field of dentistry. She is highly skilled at completing root canal treatment and produces excellent results even on teeth deemed to be difficult cases.
We have state of the art facilities and technologies at the practice.
Dr Choudhry makes use of a microscope, rotary instruments and System B warm obturation techniques. Some of the work carried out at Ethicare is shown below.
What does the treatment involve?
Root canal treatment aims to remove all infection and debris fromthe infected tooth. It is a skilled and time consuming procedure thatusually requires two or more visits. Root canal treatment consists ofthe following stages:
- Removing the remains of the infected pulp and, if an abscess is present, allowing it to drain.
- Cleaning and shaping of the root canals ready for filling.
- Putting in a temporary filling.
- Checking the tooth at a later visit, to ensure that the infection is cleared and if so, filling the canal/s permanently.
- Restoring the rest of the tooth.
When would I need root canal treatment?
Root canal treatment is needed when the pulp becomes affected bydecay or or trauma. In these situations, it can become infected leadingto inflammation and pain. In more severe cases the tooth can become"non-vital", which means that it loses its blood supply altogether.Once the pulp becomes infected, the bacteria can spread through theroot canal system and lead to the development of an abscess.
What is root canal?
The root canal is the area inside the centre of the tooth thathouses the nerve and blood supply. This becomes a larger space towardsthe top of the tooth known as the "pulp". Some teeth have only one rootcanal whilst larger teeth towards the back of the mouth can have up tofour.
For more information please read what is root canal.
Before and after:
Sameena Choudhry-BDS MFDS RCS (Edin) DRDP
(enrolled in specialist training programme at Kings college for endodontics, 3rd year)
I qualified at Bristol Dental School in 2000 and spent the following few years in the Southwest gaining experience first in hospital and then in practice. During this time I gained my membership with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
I have undertaken various postgraduate courses such as implants, cosmetic dentistry and advanced restorative dentistry at the Eastman Dental Institute with an aim of improving my dental skills to the highest standard. This led to an interest in endodontics (root canal treatment) and so I enrolled on the specialist training programme at King's college London for endodontics.
My aim is to provide high quality endodontics in an efficient manner. I enjoy treating nervous patients and changing their often unfavourable opinion of root canal treatment. The treatment is complex due to the anatomy of the tooth however my aim is to make it a comfortable experience. This is achieved with effective local anaesthetic in a pleasant and relaxing environment. I carry out both initial root canal treatments as well as re-treatments where the root has already been filled but has not healed. I have been concentrating on endodontics for the last few years and have recently limited my practice to endodontics. The aim of which is to focus on endodontics and so provide root canal fillings to the highest standard.
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