We are happy to accept referrals for endodontic treatment and endodontic surgery up to high difficulty. Many practices have been referring all their molar endodontics to us for many years and we are pleased to provide this service to practices in the surrounding area.refer your patient
As a Practice, we take a special interest in endodontics. Dr Simon Pope has completed a Master of Science Degree in this subject, and teaches on the University of Manchester, Endodontic MSc programme. You can be reassured that as a referring dentist or patient you will receive the highest quality care.
We are happy to take on cases of high difficulty such as difficult molar re-treatments, removal of inaccessible separated instruments or surgical endodontics on molar or premolar teeth.
Teeth can be weakened by endodontic treatment. In molars and premolars it is advisable to place a core and crown very shortly after completion to avoid a root split. Please let us know in your referral letter if you would like us to place a core or crown or if you intend to provide these in your own practice.
To help in assessment of endodontic cases, the American Association of Endodontists have produced a simple two page guideline document. This categorises difficulty into minimal, moderate and high difficulty.
We are happy to see patients and take referrals for Endodontic Microsurgery.
Endodontic microsurgery or commonly termed an apicectomy is a procedure which can be used on some teeth when conventional root canal treatment has failed. Under high magnification, often using the dental microscope, the dentist will access the tip of the root where there is infection. This infected root tip is removed and an anti-bacterial filling in placed to seal the root canal.
A consultation will usually be needed to plan the case and ensure your patient receives the best quality care.
Each case will be quoted individually according to the degree of difficulty but we will always provide your patient with a Treatment Plan before proceeding with treatment. If you wish us to provide crown these are available at extra cost.
To refer your patient, simply telephone with your patient's details and an outline of the case. We will contact your patient and arrange an appointment. Please give the patient a referral letter and any radiographs etc to bring with them to their appointment. Alternatively send these items in the post.
Download a referral form and e-mail us. When we receive your message we will contact your patient and arrange an appointment. If you need to send radiographs etc, please give these to your patient to bring with them to their appointment or send them by post. If you have digital radiography you can also e-mail radiographs to us.
Alternatively, simply click here to access our secure online referral form.
By Post, please send a letter to our address below. If you need to send radiographs etc, please give these to your patient to bring with them to their appointment or include them with your letter.
Your patient will probably want to know how long the treatment will take and if it will hurt.
Straightforward endodontic treatment will take two appointments of 45 minutes with a week between them. They can also be reassured that endodontic treatment will be carried out under local anaesthetic as appropriate.
Your patient may also wish to know if the treatment will be successful. Studies have shown varying results. However endodontic treatment is generally very successful in straightforward cases with a success rate of some 90%. This is of course the same as saying that there is a 10% failure rate.
We have produced a patient information leaflet which explains some details about endodontic treatment, this can be downloaded and printed out. Please give a copy of this leaflet to your patient.