Dentist with a special Interest in Endodontics

We are pleased to offer patients a referral service in Endodontics

Joanne Parry MSc(Cons) MFGDP (UK) BDS (Wales)
Dentist with a special Interest in Endodontics

Jo qualified from the University Of Wales College of Medicine in 1997 and completed her Vocational Training in South Wales.

Upon its completion, Jo joined the Army and travelled extensively. During her service she attained Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners, Royal College of Surgeons and her Masters degree in Conservative Dentistry from the Eastman Dental Institute.

In her role as Special Interest Dental Officer Jo ran referral clinics in Restorative Dentistry, provided teaching in Restorative Dentistry and was a Foundation Dentist Trainer for 3 years.

She has a special interest in Endodontics and is keen to carry on the referral practice of Dr John Lover who has recently retired from Rock House Dental Practice..


Why do I need Endodontic Treatment?

Endodontic treatment normally becomes necessary when the nerve inside the middle of your tooth (pulp) has become swollen or has died as a result of invasion by bacteria from the mouth. The bacteria get into the pulp through a cavity in the tooth caused by decay or through damage to the tooth caused by a blow. The bacteria multiply and spread through the pulp of the tooth which will eventually die. The effects of the bacteria can then spread to the bone supporting the tooth and produce an abscess. Each step of this process can be extremely painful but very occasionally you can remain free of pain and unaware that anything is wrong

Once the pulp is damaged in this way, there are only two options -
Endodontic treatment or extraction of the tooth.
Antibiotics can only give temporary relief and risk the evolution of resistant bacteria - the so-called 'superbugs'.

What does it involve?
The aim of the treatment is to remove all infection/bacteria from the root canal space. The root is then cleaned very thoroughly and filled to prevent any further infection.

Root canal treatment is a skilled and time-consuming procedure. Most courses of treatment will involve two or more visits to your dentist. At the first appointment the infected pulp is removed. Any abscesses, which may be present, can also be drained at this time. The root canal is then cleaned and shaped ready for filling. The tooth is checked at a later visit and when all the infection has cleared, the tooth is permanently filled.

Does it hurt?
No. A local anaesthetic is used and it should feel no different to that of having
an ordinary filling. It is likely to feel a little uncomfortable for a day or two after and pain relief such that would be taken for a headache can help the discomfort.


Consultation and Assessments

One appointment of 30 mins £ 60.00

Incisors and canine teeth

Usually 1 or 2 appointments of 60 min from £ 350.00

Premolar teeth

Usually 2 appointments of 60 min from £ 525.00

Molar teeth

Usually 2 or 3 appointments of 60 min from £ 700.00

Removal and replacement of root filling

Usually 2 or 3 appointments of 60 min from £ 700.00

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