What is Root Canal Treatment?
Root canal treatment (also called endodontics) is needed when the blood or nerve supply of the tooth (known as the pulp) is infected through tooth decay or injury. If the pulp of your tooth becomes infected, the infection may spread through the root canal system, which could eventually lead to an abscess. If root canal treatment is not carried out, the infection will spread and the tooth may need to be taken out.
What does it Involve?
At St Paul’s Square Dental Practice, our dentist with a special interest in Endodontics Dr Ashok Reddy (MSC Endodontics) can perform root canal treatment to stop the infection from spreading and will preserve as much of your tooth as possible. Using specific techniques and advanced equipment, you will receive a local anaesthetic and the treatment overall should feel no different to having an ordinary filling placed. The aim of the treatment is to remove all infection from the root canal. The root is then cleaned and filled to prevent any further infection. A temporary filling is put in and the tooth is left to settle. The tooth is checked at a later visit and when all the infection has cleared, the tooth is permanently filled. Root canal treatment is a skilled and time-consuming procedure and most courses of treatment will involve two or more visits.
Does a Root Canal Hurt?
As we make sure, a correct local anaesthetic is given and a topic anaesthetic numbing gel prior injection, then not at all!
How long does a root canal take?
Depending on the tooth, time will vary an anterior tooth with nerve canals will take about an hour whereas a molar with 3 to 5 nerve canals may take 2 hrs.
Why choose us?
This is a hugely skilled time consuming specialist treatment. An endodontic microscope is used, and CT Scan of the tooth is taken, specialist nickel-titanium endodontic files are used and rubber dam to prevent saliva going into the tooth, one cannot be sure all have canals are found and treated properly. Dr Ashok Reddy will make sure you are treated with the best technology and skill when receiving endodontics in Birmingham. A general dentist is not trained nor equipped to equal this procedure.
" "Can not thank Dr Ash Reddy enough" Ralph Gilbert Having had poor root treatments in the past, I can not thank Dr Ash Reddy enough for his patience in treating my teeth which needed root canal treatment. Would thoroughly recommend the practice and the whole dental team. "
- Patient received root canal therapy in Birmingham
" "Complex root canal treatment" Sarah Phillips I saw Ash as a referral patient for a complex root canal treatment on a molar tooth. I was instantly put at ease by his caring chairside manner and his knowledge of the treatment. I would recommend anyone to have root canal treatment if they need it done by Ash at St Pauls Square Dental Practice. All in all, they offer a professional service in a comfortable environment. "
- Patient referred for Complex Endodontics in Birmingham
Meet the Endodontic Expert
Ashok Reddy - Dentist
with a special interest in Endodontics
GDC Number: 85978
BDS University of Liverpool MFGDP RCS Eng 2008
MSC Endodontics Manchester 2010
After qualifying from Liverpool University, I have embarked on a path of continued development in the fields of root canal treatment. Since qualifying in 2005 I have always stayed up to date with the latest technological advances in the field of Endodontics. After a period of 4 years in general practice, I entered into a full-time MSc training programme at Manchester University to complete a thesis on cone beam 3d Scanning in Endodontics. Using the most up to date technology allows me to gain better results in the field of Endodontics. Working as a referral endodontist across the country allows me to accept advanced root canal treatments from many other practices as well as treating all root treatments in-house.