InDental Practice has recruited one of the North East’s leading endodontists, Geoff Seccombe, into their dental team at Fewster Square, Gateshead. InDental Practice are excited to have Geoff is working with them as he is a recognized specialists in his field, and will be able to continue providing high quality care for all InDental patients.
Geoff Seccombe, who has been providing a specialist endodontic referral service for colleagues throughout the north of England for over 20 years, has relocated from the West Road in Newcastle to InDental Practice at Fewster Square, Gateshead.
What is Endodontics?
Endodontics, otherwise known as root canal treatment, is a means of saving a tooth that has been damaged by fracture, infection or decay. The purpose is to restore the tooth and surrounding tissues to health, relieving both pain and infection.
Without endodontic treatment the only alternative is to have the infected tooth removed and, if it needs to be replaced, then either an implant, a fixed bridge or a removable denture would be required. None of these alternatives are anywhere near as effective as being able to actually keep the original tooth. Endodontic treatment is an economical way to preserve a tooth in function especially when the cost of tooth loss and replacement is so high.
What does root canal treatment involve?
The endodontist will remove the diseased tissue from the centre of the tooth (root canal). The root canal will then be carefully cleaned and shaped prior to being filled, which will help prevent re-infection. The treatment can be time-consuming because of the skill and gentle approach required but is undertaken using local anaesthetic techniques with minimal or no discomfort. Sometimes endodontic treatment is completed in one visit, but usually two appointments are needed. All work is carried out using an operating microscope and state-of-the-art equipment. Afterwards, your general dentist (having received a full clinical report) will place a crown or other restoration on the tooth to protect it from fracture and restore it to full function. How successful is endodontic treatment?
Nobody can guarantee success. However when the endodontic treatment and the restorative treatment that follows it are carried out to a high standard, so long-term success is greater than 90 percent. Re-treatment may be necessary in cases of bacterial infection or further fracture of the tooth.
Endodontic Treatments and Fees
Endodontic treatment at InDental Practice is a specialist service on a fee paying basis. Referrals to the experts at InDental Practice would normally be via your General Dental Practitioner, and InDental will work in collaboration with your dentist to ensure a positive outcome for your treatment. After your referral is received, InDental will contact you immediately to arrange a date for your consultation.
At your consultation InDental will discuss a full range of treatment options available to you and they will always give you a printed treatment estimate for your agreement before embarking on any treatment. This will enable you to understand the cost prior to consenting to the treatment.
From sophisticated dental technology to their highly skilled team of professionals, InDental Practice never settle for less than the best. InDental Practice has been delivering dental care for over 25 years and is situated on Fewster Square in Gateshead. They provide an excellent range of both private and NHS dental services in a relaxed, caring, and professional environment. They are a multi-specialty practice featuring a one-stop access to all of your family’s oral health needs and their in-house services include cosmetic dentistry, implant dentistry, oral surgery, endodontics and orthodontics.
Their practice is also multilingual with staff members that speak English, Spanish, Hindi, Gujarati, Polish and Urdu. The BDA Good Practice Scheme was awarded to InDental practice for 2014.
Please contact one of the Endodontic Team on 0191 469 2514.