Root Canal Specialist Treatment London
We are a leading dental centre dedicated to Endodontics, the treatment carried out to save natural teeth, often referred to as root canal therapy. Our specialists, Julian Webber and Trevor Lamb, provide some of the best endodontic treatment this country can offer and welcome referrals from dentists all over the UK and abroad. Our endodontic specialists pride ourselves on our care and quality of treatment and for the past 20 years, we have successfully saved thousands of teeth for our many patients.
Our mission statement:
Dedicated to the Health of Your Natural Dentition
We understand how much of a huge impact tooth loss can have on your self-esteem and quality of life, which is why we offer state of the art endodontic treatment to help save your tooth and maintain your smile.
There are many reasons why you may require specialist Endodontic treatment, including:
The good news is that seeking treatment straight away can be all that’s required to save your natural tooth, and that’s where we come in.
Initially the symptoms can be mild, such as sensitivity to hot or cold, or both, or possibly discomfort when you bite. We recommend that if you have toothache or any of these symptoms, you should see your dentist for an x-ray and diagnosis. Doing nothing should not be an option.
Put simply, a general dentist will take care of a huge range of aspects when it comes to the health of your mouth, whether that’s a deep clean, fillings or orthodontics, whilst endodontics at the Harley Street Centre for Endodontics in London focuses on just one area – tooth pain, its causes and treatment.
You should make sure you see a dentist as soon as possible as you may need root canal treatment. If you have a complex problem, your dentist will most likely refer you to a specialist practice like the Harley Street Centre for Endodontics so your tooth can be saved. You may be given antibiotics and painkillers especially if there is any infection and/or swelling. Opening up your tooth, removing the inflamed or infected pulp will quickly get rid of the problem.
To find out why to see a specialist?
Your jaw may feel a little sore or the tooth may feel tender as the anaesthetic wears off. If necessary we will recommend over the counter medications. As for the tooth, you should soon enjoy the benefit of having a tooth which feels healthy again!
We recommend that you eat well before you come in for your appointment as your mouth may be quite numb for an hour or so after the root canal treatment.
We offer a sedation service for patients who find treatment difficult to cope with. If necessary, we can organise for a visiting anaesthetist to come to the practice. You will need to organise for someone to accompany you home afterwards.
What is conscious sedation?
Conscious sedation is the safe and effective administration of drugs that safely relieve anxiety, increase relaxation, make the patient comfortable and reduce pain. Many procedures can be performed safely, efficiently and cost effectively using conscious sedation.
Goals of conscious sedation and analgesia:
- Maximise the patient’s safety
- Minimise discomfort and anxiety
- Maximise success of the procedure
- Minimise recovery time
Benefits of sedation:
- Comfortable, practical and convenient for the patient and the endodontist
- Safe due to lower levels of medication administered
- Time saving due to the quick recovery and no need for hospital admission
- Recovery after sedation is much faster than with general anaesthesia
Conscious sedation is probably the fastest growing area in anaesthesia care, and has become a very effective and is a viable alternative to general anaesthesia. The patient will come into the centre at their appointed time and leave soon after the endodontic procedure is completed.
There is a significantly lower incidence of side effects with conscious sedation and the costs for conscious sedation are much lower than general anaesthesia, which needs to be undertaken in hospital setting.
Patient satisfaction is very high after conscious sedation – a recent survey of the experiences and satisfaction of patients show that 99.5% of patients would have sedation again. Conscious sedation is achieved with intravenous agents ( e.g. benzodiazepines, opiates, other sedative/anaesthetics) usually administered into a vein.
More information is available at http://www.sedationsolutions.co.uk/
Meet Our Specialists
What Our Patients Say
“Dear Julian and team,
Just a quick note to say a huge thank-you for giving me a happy experience at the dentist! As you know, I was extremely nervous about my treatment, but you and Debra were very reassuring and you carried out an excellent job.
Best wishes JS”
Private Dentistry Award for Julian Webber
Julian Webber was recently recognised for his “Outstanding Contribution to Private Dentistry” at the Private Dentistry Awards. With over 35 years dedicated to Endodontics, his role in developing this specialty in the UK has been acknowledged with this prestigious national award.