Dr BK offer Root Canal Treatments in Reading:
Root canal treatment is a dental procedure to treat infection at the centre of a tooth (the root canal system). Root canal treatment is also called endodontics. The infection is caused by bacteria that live in the mouth and invade the tooth when:
- tooth decay occurs
- fillings leak
- teeth are damaged by trauma, such as a fall
See the Health A-Z topic on Tooth decay for more information about how decay starts.
Root Canal Treatments in Reading
To treat the infection in the root canal, the bacteria need to be removed. This can be achieved by:
- removing the tooth (extraction)
- attempting to save the tooth by removing the bacteria from the root canal system (root canal treatment)
In root canal treatment, the bacteria are removed from inside the root canal system, the root canal is filled and the tooth is sealed with a filling or crown. In most cases, the inflamed tissue at the end of the tooth will heal naturally.
Root canal treatment should not be painful because local anaesthetic is usually used. The procedure is usually very successful and should be no more unpleasant than having a filling. In about 9 out of 10 cases, a tooth can survive for up to 10 years after root canal treatment.
The root canal system
The root canal system contains the dental pulp and extends from the crown of the tooth to the end of the root. A single tooth can have more than one root canal.
The pulp is made up of soft tissue that includes nerves and blood vessels. If bacteria infect the pulp, it will begin to die. After this, the bacteria can increase in number. The bacteria and the substances they release will eventually pass out of the end of the root canal through the small hole where the blood vessels and nerves enter.
This process continues as there is nothing to stop more bacteria passing down the root canal, which causes the tissues around the end of the tooth to become red and swollen. This can cause your tooth to become painful and, in extreme circumstances, your face may become swollen (dental abscess).
A tooth is made up of two parts:
- The crown is the part of the tooth that is visible in the mouth.
- The root extends into the bone of the jaw, anchoring the tooth in position.
These are composed of the following structures:
- Enamel is the hard outer coating of a tooth.
- Dentine is a softer material that supports the enamel and forms most of the tooth.
- Cementum is a hard material that coats the root surface.
- Dental pulp is the soft tissue at the centre of the tooth.
Dr Bob Khanna Clinic in Reading has the expertise to answer any questions about Root Canal Treatments or general Dentistry needs >>
What are dermal & Cheek fillers?
Over time, skin can lose its elasticity and smoothness, but you can keep wrinkles at bay with the DrBk Clinic. As we grow older, the underlying tissues which give our skin a plump, youthful appearance tend to break down, resulting in laughter lines and crow's feet. Dermal fillers work to combat this problem. When injected below the skin, they can pump up those sunken or creased areas to help you regain the fullness of youth.
If you'd like to restore youthful fullness to your face, enjoy plump lips, enhance shallow contours or soften those facial creases and wrinkles, dermal fillers may be the answer. Dermal fillers have been called "liquid facelifts" because they offer many of the benefits of a surgical facelift without the downtime.
Although they can't help with excess sagging skin, these soft tissue fillers can add more volume and provide immediate results at a lower cost than surgery. These treatments aren't permanent, however, and they must be repeated and maintained.
Dermal fillers, such as lip or cheek fillers, can be used to give better definition to facial features. Get a plumper pout or enjoy sharper looking cheekbones with expert cheek fillers.
Some dermal fillers are used in conjunction with other skin rejuvenation treatments such as injections of botulinum toxin. Your plastic surgeon will assess your needs and recommend one or a combination of treatments to achieve your desired results
Find out more about Cheek Fillers at the DrBk Clinic >>
Profile of Dr Bob Khanna
Dr Bob Khanna is a Cosmetic and Reconstructive Dental Surgeon. He runs clinics in Ascot and Reading and carries out a full spectrum of treatments from Aesthetic Dentistry, Surgical Implantology and bone regeneration procedures to full mouth rehabilitation. The Dr BK clinic is now world renowned and number one in Reading for Cosmetic Denstistry.
He was one of the first Dental surgeons in the World to venture into facial aesthetic procedures utilising Botulinum Toxin and Dermal Fillers over 14 years ago. Shortly after, due to his unparalleled success with such treatments he pioneered the concept of comprehensive hands on training courses for other medical and dental professional colleagues.
Internationally renowned as a leading lecturer, trainer and expert in aesthetic medicine, Dr. Khanna has trained over 7000 Doctors, Dentists and Plastic Surgeons in non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures and has pioneered many of the techniques. He has helped developed the art of
Dr. Bob Khanna has been awarded the prestigious UK Private Dentist of the Year, at the 2009 Private Dentistry Awards, held in London this November.
The judges felt Dr. Khanna is a practitioner ‘to be admired and deserving of this additional recognition’ for his outstanding clinical abilities, business acumen, teaching role and charity work.
As founder and President of The International Academy for Advanced Facial Aesthetics, Dr. Bob Khanna has created a non-profit charity that has successfully given much back to both practitioners and patients.
The judges also recognised his ‘extensive education commitment’ through press articles, tutoring and lecturing on new techniques, many of which are derived from his own research. Countless dentists and doctors have been trained in non-surgical facial rejuvenation through the Dr. Bob Khanna Training Institute.
Patients visiting the DrBK Clinic enjoy high quality care and treatment from the team, in his ‘landmark practice…which epitomises stunning, modern design.’
The coveted Private Dentist of the Year award has been given to a practitioner of considerable repute and standing, not only in this country, but also around the world.
For more information about DrBK call 0118 9606 930 or visit www.drbk.co.uk