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Dr Wilfred Chan

Specialist in Endodontics

BDS, MSc (Lond), FDS RCS (Eng), FDS RCPS (Glasg) – GDC 57260

On completion of his dental studies in 1982, Wilfred followed a higher pathway in Restorative Dentistry within the London dental teaching hospitals. After completing his postgraduate degree in Conservative Dentistry at the Eastman Dental Hospital, he entered private practice in London.

Wilfred enjoys working at a supporting level and as part of the dental team. He is registered with the General Dental Council as a Specialist in Endodontics and accepts referrals from colleagues in this field.

What is Endodontics?

Endodontics is part of restorative dentistry, which aims to restore teeth to their normal form, function and appearance.

Endodontics deals with the health of the tooth pulp and tissues surrounding the root of the tooth. The tooth pulp contains nerves and blood vessels and, like any other bodily tissue, these can become diseased or injured and unable to repair themselves.

Endodontic treatments include root canal treatment (root filling) and root end surgery.

This treatment involves removing damaged or dead nerves and blood vessels in the root of the tooth that have become infected due to decay or trauma. The space left is then filled with a material that seals the tooth and keeps it functioning as before. Endodontic therapy saves the tooth and prevents further infection and pain.

Particular conditions that are treated within endodontics include the treatment of nerve damage, abscesses, cysts of dental origin and trauma.

An endodontist is a dental surgeon who has completed postgraduate training dedicated to the endodontic specialty.