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Rahul Goria
BDS MFDS RCS
MClinDent MRD RCS
Dipti Mehta
BDS MFDS RCS
MClinDent MRD RCS
endodontics
Patient Testimonials

"Many thanks to all in the team for making my recent root canal treatment such a stress-free experience with each stage of treatment being clearly explained by Mr Goria in terms easy to understand. All members of his team from receptionist to nurse made me feel welcome and relaxed as soon as I arrived and throughout each visit. A friendly and professional practice I would certainly recommend." M.H.


"Receiving treatment from Mr Goria and the team at The Chequers has been a very reassuring experience: Professional, highly competent, clean, kindly and excellent at explaining every aspect of the procedure. I have felt myself, intuitively, to be in the most trustworthy and decent of hands. I would recommend The Chequers to anyone requiring root canal treatment. With thanks, R.G." 


"Root canal is not something to look forward to, but if anyone can minimise worry and discomfort, it is Rahul. His professionalism makes one feel completely safe and at ease. I shall be forever grateful. His advice about anaesthesia was equally useful....and saved me a great deal of money!" S.Z.


"I had experienced tooth pain for 3 months and was advised I would need root canal treatment. I was recommended to The Chequers Endodontic Practice by my dentist. I received fantastic reassurance during the whole procedure, and Rahul explained in detail each part of the procedure and what to expect. I received total reassurance and instantly felt relief from pain. All very professional and would never worry about having root canal treatment here again." S.S.


"Thank you so much for the expert care and attention I have received at The Chequers Endodontic Practice. I am impressed by the friendliness and patience shown by everyone I came into contact with and by Mr Goria's expertise in dealing with such an involved tooth problem. He always took the utmost care to make sure I was comfortable and in no pain. Many thanks, R.T.


 
Common Questions

Is root canal treatment painful?

Root canal treatment doesn't cause pain, it relieves it.

The perception of root canals being painful began many decades ago but with the latest technologies and local anaesthetics, root canal treatment today is no more uncomfortable than having a filling placed. In fact, a recent survey showed that patients who have experienced root canal treatment are six times more likely to describe it as "painless" than patients who have not had root canal treatment.

Most patients see their dentist or endodontist when they have a severe toothache. The toothache can be caused by damaged tissues in the tooth. Root canal treatment removes this damaged tissue from the tooth, thereby relieving the pain you feel.

We will take every measure to ensure that your procedure is not uncomfortable or painful. If treatment is needed, we place surface anaesthetic on the gum tissue, then carefully inject local anaesthesic to gently numb a concentrated area of your mouth. For most patients, the feeling of numbness usually subsides after 2-3 hours.


Can root canal treatment cause illness?

Root canal treatment is a safe and effective procedure.

Over the past several years, however, a very small number of dentists and physicians have been claiming that teeth that have received root canal (endodontic) treatment contribute to the occurrence of illness and disease in the body. This claim is based on outdated research performed from 1910-1930, stating that bacteria trapped in the teeth during root canal treatment can cause almost any type of disease!

However, the presence of bacteria in teeth and the mouth has been an accepted fact for many years. But presence of bacteria does not constitute "infection" and is not necessarily a threat to a person's health. Bacteria are present in the mouth and teeth at all times, even in teeth that have never had a cavity or other trauma.

More recent attempts to copy the research since the 1930s (and to check its accuracy) have been unsuccessful. Researchers now believe that the earlier findings may have been caused by poor sanitation and imprecise research techniques that were common in the early 1900s.They confirmed that individuals with root treated teeth experienced no more illness or disease than those without any such treated teeth. These more recent studies support the truth we report today - that teeth that receive proper endodontic treatment do not cause illness. 


 
7 Chequers Drive
Prestwood, Great Missenden, Bucks HP16 9DU

Phone:
0044(0)1494 891133
Fax:
0044(0)1494 868624