Welcome to SIMPLY ENDODONTICS

a clinic dedicated to providing high quality root canal treatments (endodontics)

AISLING QUINN

AISLING QUINNBDS MFGDP MSc (ENDODONTIC PRACTICE) (GDC No. 69571)

I am delighted to be able to offer a referral centre for endodontic treatments in East Kent, based in Birchington-on-Sea.

I qualified from the Queen's University, Belfast in 1993 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) and distinction in the Practice of Dentistry. I gained my MFGDP from the Royal College of Surgeons (UK) in 1998 and hold an MSc in Endodontic Practice from the Royal London Dental Teaching Hospital.

I have lived and worked in East Kent since 1999. In addition to offering an Endodontic service for referring practitioners locally, I also work part-time in the Endodontics Department at The Royal London Dental Teaching Hospital where I treat complex cases and teach endodontics to undergraduate and postgraduate students.

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At SIMPLY ENDODONTICS, I am able to offer endodontic treatment carried out in a relaxed environment using up-to-date techniques and equipment. Patients will be fully informed of the procedure during their consultation and will receive a written treatment plan outlining costs and the number of proposed appointments.

On completion of the endodontic treatment, Patients will be returned to their own referring dentsist for a definitive restoration and on-going general dental care. Patients and referring dentists will be able to contact me should any queries arise before, during or after endodontic case is undertaken. Your patient will only be offered treatment for which they have been specifically referred.

MARTIN SPARKES

National Diploma in Dental Nursing (GDC No. 237145)

Martin works along side Aisling to provide a comfortable and pleasurable experience to all of our endodontic patients. Martin has over 4 years experience working in endodontics.

The Equipment

All treatments are carried out using the global operating microscope, rubber damn and a wide range of up-to-date endodontic techniques and equipment.

The specialised equipment used for the provision of endodontic treatments means I can offer a wide range of services including:

  • 'de novo' endodontic treatment
  • re-treatment cases
  • more complex cases and those with 'bizarre' anatomy
  • sclerosed canals/ blocked canals and the removal of pulp stones
  • searching for extra canals
  • removal of posts, silver points, fractured instruments
  • repair of perforations
  • treatment/ advice on resorption cases
  • treatment and advice relating to cases involving dental trauma
  • 'HOT' pulps

The Service

The service I am offering to referring dentists and patients:

For Patients

  • Patients will have a full consultation including clinical and radiographic examination based on the referral.
  • Patients will be fully consented for any treatment proposed and subsequently undertaken.
  • Patients will receive a written treatment plan outlining costs and the number of proposed appointments.
  • Patients will receive a high standard of endodontic treatment using modern equipment and materials, and in accordance with the European Society of Endodontology Guidelines. This includes the use of rubber dam, operating dental microscope etc.

Patients can contact me before, during or after endodontic treatment, should any queries arise. Likewise referring dentists can contact me regarding their patients' progress.

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  • Referring dentists will be kept informed of their patients' progress.
  • A discharge letter and a copy of the final radiograph will be sent to the referring dentist upon completion of each of their patient's endodontic treatment. The patient will also receive a copy of this.
  • No other treatment other than that for which the patient has been referred will be undertaken.

Referrals may be made by downloading our referral form.

At SIMPLY ENDODONTICS it is important that patients:

  • feel totally comfortable with our service before, during and after treatment
  • fully understand the procedure and the stages of the treatment, as well as the costs involved (all discussed at the consultation appointment)
  • feel able to contact us at any time with queries
  • be assured that by choosing us to provide your endodontic treatment that a patients registration with their regular dentist will not be affected.

Frequently Asked Questions

The following is a series of patient 'Frequently Asked Questions' relating to endodontics (root canal treatment). This series has been prepared by the British Endodontic Society and can also be viewed at the British Endodontic Society.

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What is root canal / endodontic treatment?

The word 'Endodontics' comes from the Greek meaning 'inside' (endo) the 'tooth' (odons).

Root canal treatment/Endodontics is required when the inside (pulp) of the tooth has been irreversibly damaged. This damage may occur for a variety of reasons, for example, dental caries (decay), trauma, or damage resulting from old fillings, crowns etc.

The alternative to root canal treatment is often extraction of the tooth.

How many appointments are necessary?

Sometimes endodontic treatment is completed in one appointment but usually two or three visits may be necessary.

How long with the tooth last?

With proper restoration and care it may last a lifetime. Proper dental care includes regular brushing and flossing, good diet and periodic dental check-ups.

Does Endodontic treatment hurt?

With the use of modern techniques, root canal therapy typically involves little or no discomfort. Often there is pain before treatment and endodontic therapy provides relief.

Will there be pain after the procedure?

Cleaning the root canals may cause some slight tenderness but usually over-the-counter pain killers alleviate the discomfort. In the unlikely event that pain persists or if you experience severe pain, call your dentist.

How much does endodontic treatment cost?

The expense of an endodontic procedure varies depending on how severe the problem is and the type of tooth affected. Molars with three or more canals are more difficult to treat and the fee will therefore be more. Endodontic treatment is usually more economical in the long term than any other alternative treatment.

What are the alternatives to endodontic treatment?

The alternative to endodontic treatment is extraction of the tooth. Loss of a tooth could create a functional problem such as chewing or an aesthetic problem. Restoring the lost tooth may involve the provision of a prosthetic replacement such as a denture, bridge or a dental implant the costs of which are variable and usually higher.

Can all teeth be treated endodontically?

Occasionally a tooth cannot be saved. Endodontic treatment can be performed only if the root canals are accessible and can be adequately cleaned and sealed. The tooth must also have sufficient bone support. We only carry out treatment where we can give a good long term outlook.

Can the treatment fail?

Endodontic treatment can have success rate of up to 90% in general if carried out to a good standard allowing the tooth to remain in function. Problems can occur if the tooth develops decay or the restoration on the tooth fails, or on occasions despite good care the tooth may not heal as expected. Further endodontic treatment or surgery may be carried out if appropriate. A tooth that develops a crack can also be a cause of failure and may result in loss of the tooth.

What is endodontic retreatment?

Teeth that have had endodontic (root canal) treatment can last as long as natural teeth, however, in some cases the treatment can fail or symptoms can persist. This may happen shortly after the treatment has been performed or even years following the treatment.

In these cases it may be possible to carry out the treatment again, a procedure called endodontic retreatment.

Would you like to know more?

If patients or referring dentists have questions before or after the course of treatment, please feel free to contact me via email: AislingQuinn@simplyendodontics.co.uk

With kind regards
Aisling Quinn

Endodontic treatment fees

Following your consultation, you will receive a customised treatment plan so you will always know exactly the treatment you require and how much it will cost. Treatment options may vary depending on your clinical need and personal preference.

For complex treatments requiring extensive restorations and many appointments, a written estimate and details of treatment will be provided to the patient. Estimates given are valid for three months. A fee guide for our main items of service is available upon request. Please feel free to contact the Practice if you would like to discuss treatment, fees or any other matter.

Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend your appointment, we would ask that you give us at least 24 hours notice to allow us to give your appointment to someone else and to avoid a possible charge being levied

Contact Us

Aisling Quinn at Simply Endodontics

Alpha House,
14 Alpha Road,
Birchington-on-Sea.
Kent CT7 9EQ.

Phone: 01843 842306
Email: info@simplyendodontics.co.uk

Aisling Quinn
BDS MFGDP (RCS) MSC ENDODONTIC PRACTICE

Contact Us

Alpha House, 14 Alpha Road, Birchington-on-Sea, Kent, CT7 9EQ
Call 01843 842306
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