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Endodontist

Endodontist

Endodontists are dentists who specialise in treating teeth where the pulp (nerve) has become damaged by decay or trauma.

What is an Endodontist?

By cleaning and preserving the pulp chamber and roots the tooth can remain functional, preserving the patient’s appearance and bite.

Although all dentists are trained to treat and diagnose simple diseases of the pulp, patients are referred to an Endodontist when the case is more complicated to ensure the best predictable result are achieved.

Endodontist specialists have 2-3 years additional post-graduate training and more experience than general dentists.

Our endodontic specialist, Dr. Daiva, has advanced equipment that general dentists may not use. Seeing a specialist Endodontist provides the best chance of saving your tooth.

Because Endodontists limit their practice solely to endodontic treatment, Endodontists are efficient and precise. This equates to a more predictable outcome, a positive pain-free experience and faster healing.

Using state-of-the-art technology and an operating microscopes, digital imaging, CBCT scan, ultrasonic and Ni-Ti rotary instrumentation allows Dr Daiva to treat her patients quickly and comfortably.

The microscope used during treatment enables the treatment to be carried out with a high degree of accuracy. A further advantage is that high magnification allows Endodontists to treat the small internal anatomy of teeth without taking away too much tooth structure, or causing additional damage.

Evidence-based studies show that Endodontists achieve greater successes due to their experience, expertise and equipment.

Many patients are worried about Root Canal Treatment but today, getting root canal treatment is no more uncomfortable than having a filling. Dr Daiva is an expert at ensuring you feel comfortable throughout your treatment.

Why do I need Root Canal Treatment?

You will need root canal treatment if the soft tissue at the centre of your tooth (known as pulp) has become infected or damaged. This can happen through a number of reasons, but generally happens when there’s been a breach in the hard structure of the tooth by decay or trauma which allows bacteria to enter and infect the vulnerable pulp.

The symptoms of an infected tooth can vary, but the signs to be aware of are:

  • Prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold (particularly hot)
  • Spontaneous pain
  • Sleep disturbance because of the pain
  • Swelling of the gum adjacent to the tooth
  • Pain or tenderness when you bite on a tooth
  • Discolouration of the tooth

If you suspect that you have an infected tooth, book an appointment with your dentist. We can carry out x-rays to ascertain if the pulp has become inflamed. If you need root canal treatment to alleviate the symptoms, we will arrange an appointment with Dr Daiva.

Meet our Endodontist

Dr Daiva Pitkauskiene
GDC: 169645
Qualifications: D Stom (Vilnius)
MclinDent (Endodontology)

Dr Daiva completed her 3-year post-graduate specialist training at the University of Vilnius, Lithuania in 2006. Moving to London in 2009 she was soon added to the General Dental Council Endodontic Specialist List.

Dr. Daiva is passionate about her profession and is dedicated to ensuring that you receive the best possible level of care and treatment. She regularly attends courses and conferences in the UK and around the world. For six years Dr. Daiva Pitkauskiene was a Specialist Clinical teacher for King’s College Guy’s hospital London.

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