Birmingham, Worcester & West Midlands based Specialist Endodontist

Specialist Endodontist And Endodontic Services

Karun Dewan

Karun Dewan is a Specialist Endodontist and Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at Birmingham Dental Hospital. He is an Expert Endodontist who provides root canal treatment and re-root canal treatment (conventional Endodontics) including apical surgery (apicectomy) in order to save tooth/teeth or failed previous root canal treatment (RCT). He welcome self and dentist referral  in the Birmingham, Worcestershire, Bromsgrove, Redditch, Solihull, Kidderminster and the West  Midlands region.

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Karun as a  Restorative Consultant have undertaken the highest possible training in the U.K. to be able to offer his patients  Specialist Endodontic (also known as Root Canal Specialists) treatment.  Although Karun is also an expert Implant Dentist and regularly carry out replacement of missing tooth or teeth; his primary goal is to save patients’ own teeth using both conventional or micro-surgical approach using advanced dental technology and clinical skills. 

  • Evidence confirms that root canal treatment carried out by a specialist achieves a significantly improved success rate. 
  • Specialist treatment is particularly valuable to save the tooth if a previously root canal treated tooth re-develops an infection and needs to be redone.
  • Our enhanced skills and specialist equipment allow us to offer you the best possible outcome.

Endodontics encompasses the study (practice) of the basic and clinical sciences of normal dental pulp, the etiology, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and injuries of the dental pulp along with associated periradicular conditions. Endodontics has evolved tremendously in the past decade and its applications have immensely improved the quality of dental treatment.

In clinical terms, endodontics involves either preserving part, or all of the dental pulp in health, or removing all of the pulp in irreversible disease. This includes teeth with irreversibly inflamed and infected pulpal tissue. Not only does endodontics involve treatment when a dental pulp is present, but also includes preserving teeth which have failed to respond to non-surgical endodontic treatment, or for teeth that have developed new lesions, e.g., when root canal re-treatment is required, or periradicular surgery.

Endodontic treatment is one of the most common procedures. If the dental pulp (containing nerves, arterioles, venules, lymphatic tissue, and fibrous tissue) becomes diseased or injured, endodontic treatment is required to save the tooth.

Advanced Equipment

Microsurgical endodontics, the use of magnification devices such as microscopes, and dental loupes, has been widely accepted among endodontists and practitioners; its use is believed to increase accuracy and visualization in the operating field.

The use of a CBCT is also becoming the standard of care to diagnose a pathology and or understand better the morphology of canals and its complexities associated with it.

Training

Endodontists are specialist dentists with additional training, experience and formal qualifications in endodontic treatment, apicectomies, microsurgery, and dental emergency and trauma management.  Endodontics is recognized as a specialty by General Dental Council.

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Meet our Endodontic Specialist

Our Specialist Endodontist, Karun Dewan is a Restorative Consultant at the Birmingham Dental Hospital and Honorary Clinical lecturer at School of Dentistry, Birmingham. He is member of the British Society of Endodontics.

Specialist Referrals

For our Dentist Partners:

If you would like to refer your patient to RESTORE for ENDODONTIC TREATMENT, you can be assured that your patient will be in very experienced hands.

Once treatment is successfully completed, the patient will be returned to you for continued care at your practice.
  1. Primary root canal treatment of teeth with anatomical complexities:
    1. Combination of curved, narrow, long root canals;
    2. Multiple curves in root canals;
    3. Calcified pulp chamber or root canals; canal space not visible on diagnostic quality radiographs;
    4. Adults with incomplete root development;
    5. Anatomical anomalies (e.g. invaginations; palato-gingival grooves).
  2. Secondary re-root canal treatment of previously unsuccessful treatment, perforation defects and separated instruments in the canal.
  3. Surgical endodontic treatment of restoratively sound teeth when orthograde endodontic treatment is not viable.
  4. Acute traumatic dento-alveolar injuries in adults or consequences thereof.
  5. Vital pulp therapy (traumatic pulp exposures; stabilised deep caries with adequate tooth structure, possible exposure and absence of periapical disease).
  6. Root resorption: affecting single restoratively viable tooth or affecting multiple teeth.
  7. Endodontic diagnosis or opinion.
  8. Facilitation or management of complex retreatment:
    1. Post removal and instrument retrieval, in cases where this would be deemed to be viable; the endodontic treatment may then have to be completed in general dental practice.
    2. Canal location or negotiation.

We are happy to discuss and treatment plan an endodontic case for dentists who simply wishes to discuss the case and carry out the work themselves.

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