Root canal treatment, or endodontic treatment, is a procedure whereby the pulp of the tooth is removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. The treatment is performed on teeth that are infected or badly broken-down and is generally the last resort to saving a tooth.
Root canal treatment can be completed by a general dentist or by an endodontist (root canal specialist). General dentists are able to perform root canal treatment for many cases, but complex cases are referred to endodontists.
Our root canal consultant, Dr Nilesh Jadav, is not only able to perform your root canal treatment with the highest quality, but also with the highest efficiency to reduce the total time you need to spend in the dental chair. Dr Jadav appreciates that many patients identify root canal therapy as being painful. He has mastered his technique of giving local anaesthetic and provides excellent pain control for patients.
When you are seen by an endodontist, you can rest assured that they have the appropriate training to manage difficult treatments or retreatments of root canals. Studies have shown that endodontic treatment completed by endodontists have a higher success rate than when treated by a general dentist. This is true for both initial root canal therapy and retreatment of root canal therapy. Although the treatment cost may be higher, this is outweighed by the increased longevity.
At Aria Dental in Perth, all our root canal treatments are performed by Dr Jadav. Our root canal services are offered and used by patients from anywhere in Western Australia. In particular and because of our Perth CBD location we are easily accessible for patients in West Perth, East Perth, South Perth, North Perth, Subiaco and surrounding suburbs.
Dr Nilesh Jadav has been in practice for almost 20 years having graduating BDS from the University of Manchester, UK in 1997. During his time in general practice, he developed an interest in Endodontics which led him to complete his Master of Science degree (MSc) in Endodontics with merit from the same University in 2005. Prior to leaving the UK, Dr Jadav was a part-time clinical lecturer at the University of Manchester, where he taught endodontics to undergraduate and post graduate students.
Here in Perth, he is continuing his commitment to teaching, and is a part-time clinical tutor at the University of Western Australia (UWA), supervising final year dental students.
An active member of the British, European and Australian Endodontic Societies, Dr Jadav has limited his work since graduation to the field of Endodontology.
On a personal level, Dr Jadav has recently immigrated to Perth from the UK. He is a very keen soccer player having represented both his country as a junior and more recently his University.