Endodontics

Practice Closure Notice

Dear Valued Patient,

Due to current unprecedented circumstances, as per guidance from the Chief Dental Officer NHS England, it is with regret that we have taken the unfortunate decision to close the practice until further notice. We will be contacting all patients who currently have appointments booked with us. Please do not attend the practice, even for emergencies, as we cannot currently allow access to the building.

Our team members are being deployed to the hospitals on the frontline to help fight the battle against coronavirus and support the amazing NHS doctors and nurses.

We would also like to take this opportunity to remind patients to follow government guidance during this difficult time and wherever possible to STAY AT HOME.

If you have a dental emergency or need advice then please contact our telephone triage service by calling the practice on 01344 291744 or sending us an email at

Please only contact us in cases of a genuine emergency as we need to prioritise our limited resources to help those who need us.

Our team has worked with you and your family for many years and we look forward to seeing you again as soon as we can. We would like to send you our best wishes and hope that you stay safe and well during this extremely difficult time.

Sincerely,

Sunninghill Dental Practice

endodonticsEndodontic 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

Raj Chavda
Specialist Endodontist
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.