What Is Root Canal Treatment?

Root canal (Endodontic) treatment is a specialist dental procedure designed to save your tooth. You may need root canal treatment if:
– Your tooth has deep decay
– You have had a knock (trauma) to the mouth in the past
– You have had multiple fillings
– You have a habit of clenching your jaw or grinding your teeth

During root canal treatment, the tooth roots are cleaned, shaped and disinfected. This helps to relieve the tooth of any pain and/or infection. Treatment is typically completed in 1-3 appointments depending on the case complexity. The alternative to root canal treatment is usually extracting the tooth and replacing it with an implant or a bridge. These options are often more expensive.

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The Patient Journey

At Shiraz Endodontics, we work tirelessly around the clock to provide our patients with the highest quality of care. So why choose Shiraz?

Before Treatment

Once referred, the Shiraz Endo team will book you in for a specialist consultation. During the 15-30 minute consultation, the specialist will thoroughly examine the suspect teeth and surrounding areas. They will discuss your available options, answer any questions you might have, and jointly agree the next steps.

During Treatment

The specialist will numb the tooth and surrounding areas, and place a rubber sheet around the tooth to keep it clean and dry. They will then clean, shape and disinfect the tooth roots, and place a medicated dressing in the tooth to kill any bacteria. The roots are filled with a permanent filling material and a temporary filling is placed on top of the tooth. The treatment typically takes 1-3 visits.

After Treatment

After treatment, your referring dentist will place a filling or a crown on the tooth to protect it. The Endodontist strongly recommends that you book in for a free review one year after treatment to check the tooth is healing.

Technology and Latest

The specialists at Shiraz Endo use state-of-the-art microscopes to enhance tooth visibility, enabling them to see into the roots of the tooth and treat them.

High quality digital radiographs enable our specialists to perform comprehensive treatment and easily discuss cases with patients.

We use specialist endodontic equipment within the tooth to clean, shape and disinfect the tooth. The tip of one of our smallest files is 0.06mm so this truly is precision engineering at work!

Is Root Canal Treatment Painful?

In short, no. During treatment, the tooth and surrounding areas are numbed to reduce any discomfort. After treatment, you may have discomfort for 2-10 days which can be managed by over-the-counter painkillers. If you have any concerns, please contact one of our experienced team members. In case of an out of hours emergency for an existing patient, please contact one of our specialists on the personal mobile phone number provided.

Why Have I Been Referred to a Specialist?

Like many specialists, Endodontists are more experienced and have had further training in performing root canals. They solely perform routine and complex procedures including re-root treatment and surgical procedures. To increase success rates, a microscope and specialist tools are used to access the fine, curved, difficult to reach root canals. Root treatment by an Endodontic specialist will increase the tooth’s chances of survival so that you can keep your natural teeth for longer.

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What Our Patients Say

I just want to say thank you for making me feel at ease last Friday during my Re-Root Canal. I can’t actually believe how pain-free it was so thank you for getting me through it.

Zorina Eborall

“I would like to apologise for getting a little emotional when I recently attended your practise. I was so grateful and appreciative for all your efforts and the hard work you carried out. You cannot imagine what it means to me. I would like to wish you and your team a very happy, peaceful and prosperous new year. Once again, many thanks and best wishes.”

Stephen Spencer

Overall great experience with Dr. Nida at Shiraz Endodontics. She was very knowledgeable, professional, and explained everything clearly. She did a thorough oral examination on my molar, and I felt at ease during the consultation. The practice itself is conveniently located within Solihull, with onsite car park. I highly recommend Dr. Nida to anyone who needs an endodontist in the Midlands.

Ahmed Hany

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