Saving Teeth First

 

 

Where some dentists may consider removing a tooth due to an infected root canal, we are able to undertake further procedures to try and save the tooth.

Cesar has a passion for this type of dentistry and, combined with years of education and experience, is able to perform complex root canal treatments.

We often hear patients say that endodontic treatment gave them hope when they thought teeth loss was inevitable.  In this blog Cesar answers some of the most commonly asked questions about Root Canal Treatment.

1) What is root canal treatment and when is it necessary?
Our teeth are made up of an outer band of enamel, underneath which lies the dentine. Inside the dentine there is a soft tissue called pulp. The pulp contains nerves and blood vessels.

Sometimes, when patients have deep cavities, when they knock a tooth or have severe gum disease, the nerve of the tooth may become inflamed or infected. This is when root canal treatment is usually advisable.

Root canal treatment is the removal of the remnants of the pulp followed by disinfection of the bacteria that reside inside the canal, where the nerve used to be.

 

 

2) Is root canal treatment painful and are there any side effects?

Root canal treatment itself is not painful as it is performed under a local anaesthetic meaning that the area will be numb.

Patients often arrive in a lot of pain, which they then relate to root canal treatment. The infection in the tooth can cause further problems when eating or chewing and some report disturbed sleep. The pain is described as a throb or a pulsing, which is constant and does not subside with the use of painkillers.

When you see your dentist, they will always undertake a thorough assessment including taking some x-rays to confirm the diagnosis. An x-ray may show some infection at the tips of the roots.
 

 

 

3) What does the procedure involve?

Root canal treatment is actually; in the majority of cases a pain free procedure and many patients report snoozing whilst in the chair. It is however a lengthy process because it is very fiddly.

During root canal or endodontic treatment, the inflamed or infected pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected, then filled and sealed with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha.

Before Root Canal Treatment                          After Root Canal Treatment

4) Will I need any further treatment afterwards?

Following root canal treatment your dentist will place a filling in the remaining tooth as well as a crown to prevent the tooth from fracturing. This is because after root canal treatment the tooth is weaker structurally and may fracture. Crowning the tooth prevents this from happening by holding the tooth together.

5) Why have root canal treatment? What are the benefits and are there alternatives?

The rationale behind root canal treatment is to attempt to keep the tooth in the mouth functioning for as long as possible.  The alternative is to remove the tooth and replace with an implant, a bridge or denture if these are necessary and feasible options.

At K Dental Studios, we feel that where possible, keeping your natural tooth will enable you to have more options of tooth replacement in the future.

6) Who should perform my root canal treatment?

Most dentists can perform root canal treatment. In order to have the best possible result and possibility of long-term success however, a dentist who has had further training in just root canal treatments would be our preferred option. The reason for this is that these dentists have had more experience in complex cases, are more accustomed with the latest materials and above all can use a microscope to be able to access more of the canals of the tooth in order to disinfect them.

 

 

For any questions about Root Canal Treatment and indeed any concerns you may have regarding failing teeth, speak to our dentists who will be more than happy to assist you.  For a consultation call (0207 637 8484) or email us for more information.

 



 

As dentists we hear these questions frequently: Should I remove my wisdom teeth? Will they erupt further? Will they make my front teeth crooked?

As one of the most common dental procedures in the UK, here at K Dental Studios we are fortunate to have the right experts to help and advise patients who are considering treatment.

What are Wisdom Teeth?
Most adults have 32 teeth, including 4 wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth are usually the 3rd and final set of molars and they usually emerge between the ages of 18 and 21.
Not all people have developing wisdom teeth and for those who do develop them, only some will see them erupt fully in their mouths.
Nowadays, because of the change in our diet, eating mostly cooked food, tooth wear is less over time. This change means there is not always enough space for wisdom teeth to erupt.

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Here at K Dental Studios, we understand that parenthood brings a lot of responsibility and there’s always a lot to learn. Your child’s health, both oral and general, can be influenced by your actions. So we wanted to share some top tips with you to help you give your children the best chance in maintaining a good level of oral health throughout their childhood and beyond.

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K Dental Studios is a private practice located in the heart of London’s medical hub. There’s other practices in close proximity, but we’re proud to be able to offer something a little different to other practices. Now, this isn’t us being biased in any way. This is based on the special approach we take to providing high quality dental care to our community. Our approach is focused on educating the patient to help improve their oral health in the long term, as opposed to providing a solution but not the tools to maintain a good standard of oral health post-treatment/appointment.


When you visit the Studios, we’ll not only take the time to do a thorough assessment of your oral health, including checking for early signs of diseases, infections etc., but we’ll also ask about your lifestyle and get to know you as a person. This allows us to advise you on how best to look after your teeth and gums in a manner that can be easily incorporated into your individual daily routine. Continue reading


Today, 15th May 2017, is World Orthodontic Day. A day to raise awareness of the benefits that orthodontic treatment, that is carried out by a registered orthodontic specialist, can have on a patient. These benefits include improving the appearance of your smile, improving your bite and your overall well-being. To mark the occasion, we wanted to share a little information about the Orthodontic services we offer at K Dental Studios.

Have your teeth become noticeably misaligned? Have they relapsed after having braces in your teenage years? Perhaps you’ve always struggled with the positioning of your teeth, but haven’t been able to access treatment? Don’t worry, because we can help.

We provide orthodontic treatments for adults and children of all ages. Misaligned teeth can be related to a number of dental problems and can also impact on a person’s confidence and self-esteem, but there’s no need to worry. Our experienced Orthodontist is able to provide a number of comfortable and aesthetically pleasing solutions to give you a beautifully aligned and natural looking smile.

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Many of you will already be aware of our recent trip to Thessaloniki, however for those of you who don’t know, here’s a quick introductions before we get into the finer details.

Irene’s cousin Pano had visited Greece last year in association with Dentaid to help provide dental care and aid for refugees. After hearing the stories of poverty and ill-health, we knew straight away that we wanted to do something to help too. So, after very little discussion, we were all in agreement that we too would offer our services to refugees in 2017 as part of a programme put together by Dentaid and The Health Point Foundation. However, this time we wanted to not only offer dental care, but also donate non-perishable food and clothes to help improve the overall quality of life of refugees in Thessaloniki who really have very little. So here’s what happened when team KDS went to Thessaloniki, we’ll start with the preparations….

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