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Root Canal Treatment

Here at Ethicare Dental Dr Foschi accepts referrals for root treatments. Dr Foschi dedicates his practice to carrying out procedures within this field of dentistry. He 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 Foschi makes use of a microscope, rotary instruments and System B warm obturation techniques. Some of the work carried out at Ethicare is shown below.

Endodontics FAQ

What does the treatment involve?

Root canal treatment aims to remove all infection and debris from the infected tooth. It is a skilled and time consuming procedure thatusually requires two or more visits. Root canal treatment consists ofthe following stages:

1 – Removing the remains of the infected pulp and, if an abscess is present, allowing it to drain.
2 – Cleaning and shaping of the root canals ready for filling.
3 – Putting in a temporary filling.
4 – Checking the tooth at a later visit, to ensure that the infection is cleared and if so, filling the canal/s permanently.
5 – Restoring the rest of the tooth.

When would I need root canal treatment?

Root canal treatment is needed when the pulp becomes affected by decay or or trauma. In these situations, it can become infected leading to 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 the root 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 that houses the nerve and blood supply. This becomes a larger space towards the 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:

Dr Federico Foschi, BDS, MSc, PhD

pictDr Foschi qualified from the Univeristy of Bologna in 2002 and immediately was recruited as clinical demonstrator in the teaching hospital, where he subsequently completed his post-graduate Endodontic training. Soon afterwards Federico moved to Boston were he completed a PhD in Endodontics at the Forsyth Institute. In 2009 he was appointed Lecturer in Endodontology at King’s College London.

Federico registered on the General Dental Council as a Specialist in Endodontics and he is a member of the British Endodontics Society.

His areas of expertise include de novo treatment of complex anatomical features, re-root canal treatment, removal of fractured instruments and posts. Federico has a calm and serene style that is ideal also for anxious patients.

Dr Foschi lectures about basic-science and clinical aspects of Endodontology. He published several peer-reviewed articles on international journals.

Dentists – Learn how to refer patients needing treatment from a specialist and about our study club for CPD in our dentists area.