Endodontic or root canal treatment can become necessary to save a tooth or teeth if the pulp or nerve of the tooth becomes infected or damaged, typically through dental decay, or through injury. The procedure is often quite simple to perform, but under certain circumstances it can be intricate and necessitate specialist skills. Those specialist skills are particularly important if the tooth has had root canal work done previously, has been infected or problematic for some time, or the roots are curved, blocked or tricky to access..
Root canal is not a painful procedure, but sometimes requires the specialist skills referred to to give the tooth the best possible chance of success.
Our endodontic specialist here is Dr Raj Chavda
BDS MClinDent MJDF RCSEng MEndoRCSEd
Country of issue: UK
GDC registration number: 103453
Raj qualified from Cardiff in 2006 and spent 5 years in NHS/Private general practice prior to commencing specialist training. After completing four years of specialist training at The Eastman Dental Institute, London, he was accepted onto the General Dental Council Endodontic specialist list. Professionally he is an active member of the British and Pan European Endodontic Societies. He attends lectures internationally and has published research at Guys Hospital to develop advanced 3D radiographic imaging techniques.