Root Canals Have Improved Over The Years

Root canal treatments have evolved over the years to become fast, painless procedures done in state-of-the-art dental offices. So how exactly have they evolved? Here’s what you should know.

Key takeaways: 

• As root canals evolved, materials such as asbestos and lead were replaced by biocompatible ones such as gutta percha.

• Modern tools and technology such as x-rays have made it easier to conduct root canals.

• Root canals used to be painful, but today they are painless thanks to local anesthesia.

If you have decayed teeth, visit your dentist for a root canal treatment.

Dr Siddharth Wandrekar - Practice principal (GDC No. 170074)

BDS – India 2004, MSc Prosthetic Dentistry 2007 (London), MJDF Royal College of Surgeons England

Sidd has been with Brunel Dental Practice since 2011 and took over the practice in September 2016 after the previous principal retired.

Sidd qualified in 2004 from one of the prestigious Universities in India. He came to the UK and meritoriously obtained a Masters in Prosthetic Dentistry from King’s College, London. He then spent a year in a hospital environment being involved in major surgeries such as head and neck cancer, correction of jaw fractures and complex surgical removal of teeth. He moved to work as an Associate in Private and NHS practices in Scotland before joining Brunel Dental Practice.

Sidd enjoys dentistry because he can help everyone to achieve good dental health and overall well-being in a caring and comfortable environment.

He is married with two boys who keep him on his toes. He loves playing tennis and represents the local club in the regional Leagues. He loves to travel and visit offbeat places. He also has a keen interest in current affairs.

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