Root Canal Treatment

Protecting You From Tooth Loss




Root Canal Treatment

Protecting You From Tooth Loss

Inside each of your teeth is what is known as the ‘pulp’ which contains nerves and blood vessels. Sometimes if gum disease is left untreated, the pulp can be damaged (pulpitis) which can be incredibly painful and cause increased sensitivity to heat or cold, discolouration of your tooth, tender gums, swelling or a bad taste in your mouth.

If you are suffering from pulpitis we can perform a root canal which will stop the pain, protect your tooth from any further damage and reduce the risk of losing the tooth completely.

The Process

Restoring Your Damaged Tooth

During the root canal treatment, your North Hill dentist will start by removing the infected pulp material from the root of the tooth. They will then clean and seal this area of the tooth to prevent any more damage.

Lastly, they will restore your tooth with either a crown or a filling, depending on the amount of material that was removed and the strength of the tooth.

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Endodontics by

Dr Anil Katechia

Dr Anil Katechia graduated from The Royal London Hospital in 2002, where he obtained a distinction in Adult Oral Health. Anil has remained active in post-graduate education achieving a certification in Restorative Dental Practice from UCL Eastman Dental Institute in 2005.

He has also completed several courses in a variety of subjects such as Dental Materials, Dental Implants, Orthodontics, Cosmetic and Adhesive Dentistry, and Endodontics.

He has always had a passion for Endodontic treatments (Root canal treatment and apical surgery) and returned to the Eastman Dental Hospital in 2013 to complete a full-time Master’s Degree in Endodontics.

This degree is known to be one of the world’s best Endodontic programmes, hence enabling him to provide excellent high quality endodontic care for his patients.

Anil is incredibly patient, caring and understands patients can be apprehensive about having root canal treatment to save their teeth. Anil has a very calm and relaxed manner, this put his patients at ease and makes sure they are fully comfortable before and during any treatment.

FAQs

Will my root canal hurt?

All of our dentists at North Hill Dental in Colchester are trained in the most up-to-date techniques and technologies to make the treatment as pain free as possible. Local anaesthesia is used to numb the area and, in cases where the pulpitis is more severe, your dentist may also ‘settle’ the tooth with a sedative dressing, anti-inflammatory drugs and/or antibiotics before the treatment begins.

Will my tooth be as strong as a regular tooth after the root canal?

Because the root canal treatment involves the removal of material deep within the tooth itself, we may recommend restoring the tooth with a crown to provide extra support and help prevent any cracking or breaking of the remaining natural tooth.

Is there any chance the pulpitis will come back?

Root canal treatments have a very high success rate, especially when performed by one of our highly skilled North Hill dentists. Keeping the area clean with a thorough oral hygiene routine will help reduce the risk even further. However, despite everyone’s best efforts, there are rare times when the infection does return and the treatment will need to be repeated.

Our locations

North Hill

North Hill Dental
46 North Hill
Colchester
Essex, CO1 1PY

Layer Road

North Hill Dental
Layer Road
172 Layer Road.
Colchester, CO2 9LA

North Hill Dental

North Hill

North Hill Dental
46 North Hill
Colchester
Essex, CO1 1PY

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am – 7:00pm
Tuesday 8:15am – 5:45pm
Wednesday 8:15am – 5:45pm
Thursday 8:15am – 5:45pm
Friday 8:15am – 5:15pm
Saturday 8:15 – 12:45pm
Sunday Closed

Layer Road

North Hill Dental
Layer Road
172 Layer Road.
Colchester, CO2 9LA

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am – 5:30pm
Tuesday 8:15am – 5:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am – 5:30pm
Thursday 8:30am – 5:30pm
Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed