Endodontics – Root Canal Treatment

Endodontics is a field of dentistry that concentrates on problems with the pulp and cells inside a tooth and how to diagnose, avoid, and treat them. Blood arteries, nerves, which are and connective tissue are all found in the pulp of a tooth, which is essential for the growth and upkeep of teeth. “Root canal treatments” are a frequent term for endodontic procedures.

What is the role of our endodontist?

Endodontists are experts in identifying and treating complicated dental pain causes. They function to reduce discomfort while protecting your original tooth. Even badly decaying or broken teeth may be saved by endodontists.

Common causes for seeing an endodontist

Endodontists focus on treating the following conditions that harm the inner pulp and root tissue of teeth:

  • Tooth decay is the deterioration of a tooth brought on by improper oral hygiene for the teeth and gums. If an unattended cavity weakens the tissues in the root of your tooth, you might visit an endodontist. Pulpitis, necrosis, and infections in the pulp chamber tissue are all conditions brought on by tooth decay.
  • Tooth injuries: Trauma to your tooth (for example, from a difficult fall).
  • A tooth abscess is a collection of pus that develops when germs invade your gums or tooth.
  • Cracked tooth: An injury to your teeth that creates a hole for germs to enter.

Endodontic treatments

Root canal dentists are another name for endodontists. While endodontists and regular dentists also do root canal therapy, specialist endodontists do it considerably more often. Our specialist endodontist is one of the most foremost in the country, with practice exclusively limited to root canal treatments.

Endodontists carry out a variety of procedures:

  • Root canal: This procedure involves extracting decayed or diseased tooth pulp and sealing the tooth to stop reinfection.
  • Endodontic retreatment: This procedure involves removing and replacing parts of a failed root canal.
  • Apicoectomy: A specialized procedure in which the tip or end of a tooth’s root is removed.

When the pulp within a tooth gets infected or injured as a result of significant decay, fractures, or trauma, root canal treatment becomes essential. There are various phases in the process:

  1. Diagnosis: To assess the severity of the harm done and the health of the pulp, the endodontist first performs a thorough examination of the tooth, often utilizing digital imaging methods like X-rays.
  2. Anesthetic: to guarantee the patient’s comfort during the surgery, local anesthetic is given.
  3. Availability: To reach the pulp chamber, the endodontist makes a small cut in the tooth’s crown.
  4. Shaping and Cleaning: The pulp cavity and root canals are carefully cleaned of any diseased or damaged pulp. The residual germs are eventually sanitized shaped, and disinfected from the interior chambers.
  5. Filling in: Following cleaning, gutta-percha, a biocompatible substance, is used to replace the empty gaps. This substance isolates the canals and stops the spread of infection.
  6. Restoration: A temporary or permanent repair, such as a filling or a crown, may be applied to the tooth to regain its functioning and appearance, depending on the severity of the injury.

Beyond the Use of Root Canal Therapy

Endodontics goes beyond root canal treatment, despite the fact that it is a fundamental part of the discipline. Endodontists are also adept at conducting endodontic procedures including root-end removal and apicoectomy, which involve cutting away the affected part of a tooth’s root. When conventional root canal treatment is insufficient to solve the problem, these operations are used.

When do I need to go to an endodontist?

Any tooth discomfort that persists or worsens should be evaluated.

If you experience any of the following:

  • Persistent tooth discomfort.
  • Jaw or mouth discomfort that is not explained.
  • Sensitive teeth to hot, cold, or sweet meals.
  • Inflammation around the gums or teeth that are impacted.

If neglected for a long enough period of time, certain toothaches may be hazardous (including variables such as a teeth abscess). If you sustain a mouth injury in a crash or notice any potential infection symptoms, such as:

  • Fever.
  • Difficulty swallowing or breathing.
  • Mouth redness or swelling that extends to your face.

Our Specialist Orthodontist is Dr Ahmed Ali. Call the clinic or book in 24/7 online


Specialist Endodontist

BDS,MSc.(Clin) Endodontics (U.K.),MEndo RCS Ed.
GDC Number 300421
Dr. Ahmed Ali performs all his dental treatments under dental microscope and now accepts referrals for consultations and treatment of complex root canal treatment, root canal retreatment and surgical endodontics, including root end surgery, hemi-section and root resorption repair after given the wide range of Specialist Endodontics training he received at Manchester Dental Hospital, Patients are referred to him at the practice for treatment focused on saving teeth using the latest techniques and materials.Ahmed qualified with a Bachelor of Dental surgery (BDS) in 2013. . He then worked as an associate dentist in an exclusively private practices for three years practicing in all aspects of general dentistry. Later, he started his 3-year Specialist postgraduate training residency programme in Endodontics (Specialising in root canal treatment) in 2017 at the Manchester Dental Hospital. During his specialist training, he treated patients referred to the Manchester Dental Hospital for complex root canal treatment and Apicectomy procedures. In 2021, he was awarded the degree of Master’s in Clinical Dentistry MSc. (Clin) in Endodontics by University of Manchester.Ahmed successfully completed his Endodontic Specialist training exit examinations (M Endo) at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and was elected by the college council as an Endodontics specialist member to the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.Ahmed always works closely with referring dentists, and in more complex cases, i.e, patients with multiple dental problems, he teams up to ensure that patients get the best outcome in the minimum number of appointments.He continues to enjoy treating patients in a kind, reassuring manner in all aspects of root canal treatments and dentistry. Patients can also book a consultation with Ahmed by calling the practice or by booking an appointment online here. (Chose ‘Specialist Endodontist’ in the ‘Reason’ drop down menu.
Each tooth has a central tube that runs from the root of the tooth to the chamber within the tooth. This is the canal connected to the tooth’s blood and nerve supply, the pulp. The incisor and canine teeth generally have one root and one root canal. Premolar teeth may have one or two roots, and molars can have two or three root canals with up to five separate canals.

Bacteria can enter this chamber either from tooth decay or directly through a damaged filling if a tooth is concerned. Once bacteria are established, blood flow to the nerve decreases, and the tooth begins to die. When this happens, the only means to save your tooth is to get rid of the illness or dying nerve, a procedure known as root canal therapy.

Antibiotics alone are unable to halt bacterial growth, whereas extraction is the only alternative besides a root canal treatment to save a tooth with a large filling or a crown, or one that’s endured trauma.

During root canal therapy, the pulp and nerve tissue are removed from inside the root canals. Canals are then thoroughly cleaned out, then filled and sealed with a rubber material.

Endodontists have undergone additional training to more efficiently and effectively treat root canals, generally using magnification to complete intricate remedies. Your regular dentist can address simple root canal proceedings, but for advanced cases, the endodontist is the better option. After a successful root canal therapy by an endodontist, you can begin working with your regular dentist to have your tooth restored as planned.

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