We refer our difficult endodontic cases to a specialist endodontist – usually Dr Richard Kahan in Harley Street London. Dr Kahan is an old associate of Walpole Street thus we still manges to keep this service  ‘in-house’. You can visit his website here – www.endodontics.co.uk.

What’s involved in this procedure?

  1. Your endodontist will take an x-ray of your tooth and then administer a local anaesthetic.
  2. Once the tooth is numb a “dental dam” will be placed over it. The dental dam is a protective sheet that keeps saliva from getting in your tooth during the procedure.
  3. A small opening will be made in the crown of the tooth.
  4. The endodontist will use specialized instruments to removed the pulp from the root canals and the pulp chamber. The root canals and pulp chamber will be shaped for filling.
  5. The root canals and pulp chamber will be filled with a rubbery material called gutta-percha. This completely seals the root canals.
  6. A temporary filling may be used to close the opening in your tooth.
  7. An appointment will be booked with your dentist so that he or she can place a crown or other restoration on your tooth to return it to full function. Talk to your endodontist or dentist for more details of the procedure they plan on performing.