Root canal treatment (RCT) also known as endodontics is a dental procedure that is carried out on damaged or infected teeth. If one of your teeth is damaged, the pulp (blood vessels and nerves) can become infected and spread to the root canal. If left untreated, it can lead to an abscess and may require the tooth to be extracted.
Root canal treatment involves removing the damaged pulp and infected tissue from your tooth, the root is cleaned and filled to prevent any further infection.
The advantage of root canal treatment is it can save a tooth which would otherwise need to be taken out. Although some patients may prefer to have an extraction done due to either pain or cost involved with RCT, we normally recommend patients to try and keep hold of as many natural teeth as possible to avoid future costs associated with implants or cosmetic dentistry.
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.
North Hill Dental
46 North Hill
Essex, CO1 1PY
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172 Layer Road.
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