Endodontics

Endodontics - Root Canal Treatment



Root canal treatment to save the root of a tooth

Root canal therapy, or endodontics, is the treatment to remove an infection, and often the damaged nerve, deep inside the root of a tooth. It’s a painless modern treatment to save teeth that would otherwise have to be taken out, allowing you to keep your own teeth for a lifetime. If you require any form of Endodontics - Root Canal treatment in Bromley, Croydon, Kent or across London contact Hayes Dental Surgery.

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Dr Wisam Sarsam



Our Root Canal Specialist in Dr Wasam Sarsam a board certified specialist endodontist, registered with the General Dental Council as a specialist in root canal treatments.

Specialist Endodontist (Root Canals)

  • Specialist in Root Canal Treatments
  • Registered Specialist Endodontist   
  • Lectured in Liverpool Dental Hospital on Root Canal Treatment
  • Undergoing research into the link between tooth root canal infection and diabetes

Dr Wisam Sarsam is a specialist endodontist registered on the General Dental Council specialist list who is able to accept all types of root canal cases, from simple to complex.

He is the dentist other dentists refer to where a higher degree of expertise is sought, when the root canal of the tooth is infected.

Graduating from the University of Newcastle in 2011, after working a number of years in general practice he went on, in 2015 to pursue his interest in endodontics. Since then, he has worked as a Registrar and a Clinical Lecturer in endodontics at Liverpool Dental Hospital. He also enjoys the management of anxious patients and is able to provide root canal treatment under sedation.  When your tooth has an infection, which may manifest as pain or swelling, you will always be offered and explained the benefits of having a root canal treatment with our specialist endodontist Dr Wisam Sarsam.  Your normal dentist will then undergo the final restoration of the tooth, once the root canal is completed.

Currently, Wisam provides endodontics in and around London and is undertaking a Doctorate degree investigating the molecular mechanisms linking diabetes to endodontic infection. 

1What is a root canal?
Inside each tooth is a tube that runs from the end of the root to a chamber inside the crown. This is the root canal and inside the canal is the tooth’s blood and nerve supply, known as the ‘pulp’. The incisor and canine teeth normally have one root and one root canal. Premolar teeth can have one or two roots, and molars two or three, with up to five separate root canals.
2Why do I need root canal therapy?
Bacteria can get into this chamber either from dental decay or directly from the mouth if a filling is lost. Once bacteria are established, blood supply to the nerve diminishes and the tooth begins to die. When this happens the only way to save the tooth is to remove the infection and dying nerve – a procedure called root canal therapy. Unfortunately antibiotics alone can’t kill the bacteria and the only option, other than root canal therapy, is to have the tooth extracted. Sometimes root canal therapy is also used to save a tooth with a large filling or crown, or one that has suffered trauma.
3What’s involved in root canal therapy?
In root canal therapy, the pulp and nerve tissue are removed from inside the root canals. The canals are then thoroughly cleaned, then filled and sealed with a special rubber material.
4Why do I need to see an endodontist?
An endodontist is a dentist who has undergone specialist training to perform root canal therapy to a higher standard. They work with special instruments usually under magnification to ensure even the most complicated cases are thoroughly and effectively treated. Your regular dentist can perform simple root canal procedures, but for more involved cases the best outcome will be achieved by an endodontist. Once your root canal therapy is successfully completed by your endodontist, you can then return to your regular dentist to have the tooth restored as planned.

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