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Referral Services at Cathedral Dental

We are now accepting referrals at Cathedral Dental

Find information about our Endodontic Expert and the services we offer here.

Our Services

ENDODONTIC ADVICE

One of the most common malpractice insurance claims is for unsatisfactory endodontic treatment. Of all claims settled, 25% relate to endodontic treatment.

Making a correct diagnosis can be very difficult when symptoms are vague and clinical signs inconclusive. If in doubt, you risk nothing by asking for expert advice. Your patients will appreciate the concern and effort on their behalf. You will have greater peace of mind. We are happy to discuss cases by phone or email.

DIAGNOSIS

Making a correct diagnosis can be very difficult when symptoms are vague and clinical and radiographic signs are inconclusive.

ACCESS

Some patients have limited opening, which can make access to posterior teeth very difficult.

CALCIFIED CANALS

These can be difficult to locate and are usually found in the older patient, the heavily restored tooth or one that has suffered trauma.

SCLEROSED CANALS

These can be difficult to locate and are usually found in the older patient, the heavily restored tooth or one that has suffered trauma.

CURVED CANALS

These can be quite difficult to deal with and require particular techniques and instrumentation. Without them, ledging, blocking, stripping or perforation of the canal is easily done.

RE-TREATMENT

Previous endodontic treatment that has failed may be best dealt with by an expert. This includes dealing with blockages and perforations, the removal of posts as well as existing root filling materials – including pastes, gutta percha and silver points as well as fractured instruments.

FRACTURED INSTRUMENTS

This is a hazard of endodontic treatment. Separation of instruments happens to everyone at some time but this is not a negligent act. Do tell the patient what has happened.

POST REMOVAL

Using ultrasonic’s and other advanced post removal kits we are able to remove almost all posts avoiding the need for surgical intervention giving a better long-term result.

PERFORATIONS

A hazard when locating canals or incurved canals or often during post preparation. We use MTA and a number of related products to successfully repair all types of perforation.

Dr Anil Katechia

Dentist with Enhanced Skills in Endodontics

BDS(Lon) PgCert Rest MSc Endo | GDC Number: 80982

Dr Anil Katechia graduated from The Royal London Hospital in 2002, where he obtained a distinction in Adult Oral Health.

Since qualification, Anil has remained active in post-graduate education achieving a certification in Restorative Dental Practice from UCL Eastman Dental Institute in 2005. He has also completed several courses in a variety of subjects such as Dental Materials, Dental Implants, Orthodontics, Cosmetic and Adhesive Dentistry, and Endodontics.

He has always had a passion for Endodontic treatments (Root canal treatment and apical surgery) and returned to the Eastman Dental Hospital in 2013 to complete a full-time Master’s Degree in Endodontics. This degree is known to be one of the world’s best Endodontic programmes, hence enabling him to provide excellent high quality endodontic care for his patients.

Anil has previously held a Clinical Lecturer’s position at the Royal London Hospital, teaching Restorative Dentistry to undergraduate students. He currently divides his time providing Cosmetic dental treatments and referral-based Endodontic care at a number of practices in Essex and Suffolk.

At Cathedral Dental, Anil provides purely Endodontic care, and accepts referrals for complex treatments including root canal re-treatment of previously failed treatments.