I will first have a chat with you so you can express in your own words why you have come to see me. Then I will do an examination and take a radiograph. In most cases, I will then have a clear diagnosis to give you. We will then go over the treatment options, including what the treatment involves, aftercare, prognosis and costs. It is then up to you to decide which treatment option you prefer. I will always be honest about which treatment I feel will provide the best outcome for you.
If you choose root canal treatment, I will do my utmost to give you a pain-free and comfortable experience. I will of course make sure that the tooth is completely numb before I start drilling. During the procedure, I want you to know that you are still in control and, if you need a break, you can tell me. The treatment usually takes between 60-75 minutes.
One of the greatest rewards of specialising in root canal treatments is that, at the end of the appointment, the patient tells me that I kept my promise that it would not hurt. A pain-free root canal, and the fact that we get our patients out of pain, makes being a root canal specialist extremely rewarding.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us and remember that we are here to help you.