Endodontics in Sutton Coldfield

Crescendo is a referral clinic based in Sutton Coldfield, offering high-quality endodontic treatment. You can be confident in the compassion and clinical excellence you will receive throughout your root canal therapy with us.

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The benefits of referring to Crescendo

Professional relationships
We collaborate with colleagues, building a relationship based on trust and respect (see our Customer Service Charter)

Painless service
There is a perception that root canal treatment is especially painful. This is not the case – we can show you and your patients testimonials and explain why they will be completely comfortable during treatment.

Safety guarantee
We maintain an excellent standard of safety in all our patient care by thorough compliance with all CQC and GDC regulations and extensive continuing post-graduate education.

Successful treatment
We can provide a track record of successful outcomes.

Compassionate care
Your patient’s safety and comfort are always our top priority, so you can be confident that they are in the best possible hands with our team of professionals

Nervous patients
We have a proven track record for managing nervous and anxious patients – in fact our business was built on this premise. Appointments will not be rushed, and all the team are trained in supporting nervous patients.

Timely service
Getting your patients out of pain as soon as possible is our top priority, so we complete treatment promptly.

Payment options
Patients are able to spread the cost of treatment across six or ten months, interest free.

We are easily reached by public transport, just 50 yards from Chester Road train station and a short walk from local bus services.

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Dr Hassan Kamal

Dr Hassan Kamal has been a dentist at Crescendo’s parent practice, Nothing But The Tooth, since June 2018. Having qualified at the University of Birmingham, he has undergone postgraduate training in Endodontics at the University of Chester and has a keen interest in implant dentistry.

Dr Kamal is pleased to be taking endodontic referrals from dentists in the wider Sutton Coldfield and Birmingham area. Having completed the SimplyEndo course, Dr Kamal has progressed on to an MSc in Endodontics at the University of Chester. Having completed all the clinical requirements of the course, his is now enjoying conducting research to complete his qualification. Dr Kamal is a member of the British Endodontic Society and keeps up to date in the field through peer review and speciality journals, including the International Endodontic Journal, Journal of Endodontics and European Endodontic Journal.

“My top priority is always putting patients at ease, especially if they feel anxious or haven’t been to a dentist for a while. With my special interest being in endodontics, I get great satisfaction from relieving patients’ pain and helping them to keep teeth that would otherwise need to be extracted. I find great pleasure in seeing patients enjoy the benefits of saving their teeth and having their natural function restored.”

Dr Gursharn Attwal

Having graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2011, Dr Gursharn Attwal has undertaken a variety of postgraduate training. Dr Attwal has a special interest in endodontics and is undertaking his masters with the University of Chester, where he has completed all the clinical aspects of the course and is now finishing his dissertation.

Dr Attwal has a passion for endodontic treatment and is happy to undertake all types of cases, including curved and sclerosed canals, retreatment, and removal of fractured instruments. He is a member of the British Endodontic Society and looks to keep up to date with all developments within endodontology.

“I always strive to provide the best care for my patients, using contemporary materials and techniques.”

“I believe each patient is different and, as such, treatment is tailored for their individual requirements. I enjoy working alongside other dentists to help them with their own endodontic treatments. This may be helping answer a question regarding a case or providing a lunch and learn to cover a variety of topics, such as locating canals, ledge management, and retrieval of fractured instruments.”

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Saving your natural tooth

Nothing can replace the look and function of a natural tooth.

  • Dentures and bridges affect the teeth they contact, and increase the risk of gum disease and decay.
  • Even the best dentures can move and collect food underneath.
  • Bridges put extra pressure on the teeth that retain them, and the preparation can stress the tooth.
  • Implants can suffer the same gum disease as teeth. They will not necessarily last forever.

What is Endodontics?

Endodontics comes from the Ancient Greek: endo, meaning inside, and odont, meaning tooth. This makes it the study and treatment of the inside of the tooth. Inside the tooth is the dental pulp; a soft tissue with a supply of blood vessels and nerve endings that nourish the rest of the tooth. This sits within the pulp cavity. Sometimes, this can become injured or infected, leading to sensitvity, pain or a dental abscess, which may need the attention of a dentist.

You’re more likely know endodontics as root canal therapy. Root canal therapy is simply a dental procedure to save your tooth if it has become badly decayed or infected. It will eliminate bacteria and prevent reinfection of the tooth.

What to expect from your appointment

Inside every healthy tooth there is a soft tissue called pulp. This is the tissue that is infected when you need a root treatment.

Your dentist will numb your tooth and make sure you are comfortable before applying rubber dam – a cover that protects the tooth from your saliva and protects your mouth during the procedure. The infected tissue will be thoroughly cleaned out before the root is filled, which will stop it from getting reinfected. At some point you will usually need to have a crown or an onlay to protect the tooth from fracturing – this a separate procedure from root canal treatment.

  • Two thirds of our patients have their root treatment completed in one visit.
  • Each visit takes around an hour to an hour and a half.
  • Most patients can return to normal activities straight after their appointment; however, it is important to avoid eating until the numbness from the anaesthetic is completely gone.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Let us answer things you might be wondering before receiving root canal therapy

Will it hurt?

A root canal or endodontic treatment is no different from any other dental procedure as you will be given an anaesthetic. We will check you are comfortable before we start and throughout treatment. Our clinicians are very experienced in pain management and their calm, kind and compassionate nature means that you can relax – some patients have even fallen asleep during treatment! After your appointment the tooth can take a few days to settle, and a few patients experience discomfort for a little longer.

Why should I save a tooth with root canal therapy rather than opt for an extraction?

Saving the natural tooth has many advantages:

  • It will help you chew more efficiently, and eating is important!
  • You will have a normal bite and sensation
  • You will have a natural appearance – did you know that people who have a great smile are seen as more successful, healthy and intelligent?
  • It can protect other teeth from drifting into the wrong positions or from taking excessive force – save your smile, not just a tooth, by minimising the risk of needing procedures on neighbouring teeth.
  • Nothing artificial can perfectly replace the look or function of a natural tooth

Is everyone suitable for root canal therapy?

At your consultation your dentist will establish whether the prognosis is good for rescuing your smile with root canal therapy. You will be made aware of all your options if they believe that the risk of failure is too high. Ultimately this will be your decision once you are given all the facts.

What are my options if I am not suitable for root canal therapy?

If you have your own dentist, they will discuss this with you. Otherwise, our experienced team of clinicians offer a full range of replacement options for teeth that can not be saved – including dental implants, bridges and dentures. They are always happy to find the most suitable solution for you.

Are there any risks to the procedure?

No medical procedure is without risk. Root treatment is a very safe procedure especially when carried out by an experienced dentist with high quality instruments as we have. Our two clinicians, Dr Kamal and Dr Attwal will go through any possible complications with you so that you understand before treatment.

I have heard they are harmful - is this true?

No. This false claim was based on long-debunked and poorly designed research, conducted long before modern medicine understood the causes of many diseases. We urge you not to let unevidenced opinions on the internet put you off from saving your teeth. As professionals registered with the General Dental Council, we always give you options based on up to date scientific studies and advice.

What is your success rate?

Dr Kamal has been logging and monitoring all his root canal treatment cases since starting his Masters Degree in 2017. In this time, he has completed upwards of 300 cases with more than 600 root canals. His success rate is above 95%.

What if it doesn't work?

We endeavour to deliver the best possible outcome for all our root canal treatments. Our pretreatment assessment is designed to determine if treatment is likely to be successful, hence most root treatments have a good outcome.
Occasionally however, the root treatment does not work which can be due to the infection being too embedded in the tooth, an abnormal shape of the root canals, or resistant bacteria causing the infection. In this case, if it is likely to result in an improved outcome we will retreat the tooth for you free of charge (up to two years after treatment). However, if we cannot see any way we can improve the results, we may offer referral to a specialist endodontist, or an extraction. As they are circumstances beyond our control, these will not be free of charge.

Will I need to have a crown after my root filling?

Up-to-date research shows that most molar teeth need a crown to give them the best chance of lasting a long time. Your own dentist will discuss this treatment option with you. If you do not have your own dentist, we are happy to provide this and you will be given all your options so that you can make a fully informed decision.

Do I need a referral from my dentist?

If speed is of importance to you then no. If not, you may feel more comfortable asking for a referral if you intend to return to your regular dentist for routine care. As a professional courtesy to the referring dentist, we do not invite their patients to register with us for their routine care.

How can I avoid future root treatments?

Whilst nobody can guarantee you will not have to go through this procedure again, as a preventive based practice, we focus on working with you to reduce the risk of needing treatment in future. If you do not have a regular dentist, you will be invited to join our preventative care programme which focuses on prevention of gum disease and tooth decay therefore reducing the risk of disease and of losing your natural teeth.
If you have been referred by your dentist to Crescendo, they will receive a discharge letter. They will offer appropriate advice at your next appointment.

How much does it cost?

In general terms, a root canal and the restoration (the crown, onlay or filling) will cost much less in the long term than an extraction, as gaps usually need to be replaced with a dental implant or a bridge to ensure you can chew properly again and prevent the neighbouring teeth from moving.

Depending on the complexity of the treatment, your root canal therapy will cost approximately £575 to £1020.

You can pay for your root canal therapy in instalments. We have various interest-free easy payment options and we will discuss these with you at your consultation.

We accept all major credit cards, including American Express.

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