When a patient is referred to me for specialist endodontic care, it’s my role to help save the tooth with the most appropriate course of action.
Dealing with the inside of a tooth my clinical skills and experience allow me to provide a diagnosis, which is the first step in determining how to undertake treatment efficiently and effectively.
Patients tell me they appreciate my gentle manner and thorough approach. With an ongoing commitment to best practice, patients can expect to be treated with care and respect.
Root canal treatment
As an endodontist, I am a specialist in root canal treatment. A root canal is a treatment that saves a tooth that has become extremely painful or become infected. Patients will need one or more visits to complete the endodontic treatment, depending on the complexity of the case.
Occasionally, a tooth may not heal as expected after initial treatment, for a variety of reasons. Here’s how I can help:
- Microscopic endodontic retreatment
- Endodontic microsurgery
Following root canal treatment, patients will need to return to their dentist for a crown, for the tooth to become fully functional.
Intravenous (IV) sedation
For patients who experience dental anxiety and phobia, intravenous sedation – a short-acting medication which allows patients to be less stressed and unaware of any discomfort during a procedure – is available.
Intravenous sedation benefits many patients, who would otherwise be reluctant to seek appropriate treatment for a compromised tooth and is provided by a medical colleague.
Alternatively, nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is also available. Please let one of my receptionists know if you would like to discuss these options when booking your appointment.
Emergency endodontic treatment
From a cracked tooth and severe tooth pain to infection, dental emergencies inevitably crop up. I provide fast and accurate management of dental emergencies. Getting patients comfortable is the first priority. Then, I will relieve tooth pain to reduce any inflammation or infection that may be present in the tooth.
Should a patient be experiencing pain, swelling or has suffered a traumatic injury, for example, a blow to the mouth, I will make space to see them as soon as possible.
Equally important to my clinical skills is my focus on building rapport and trust with each patient. I thrive in the ever-changing endodontic environment, where I skilfully and thoughtfully manage complex cases and invest time in ongoing professional development.