Introducing Dr Sarfaraaz Zahid BDS, MFDS RCS (Edin), MSc (Endo)
The Priestgate Clinic is delighted to welcome Dr Sarfaraaz Zahid who has a special interest in Endodontics. Qualifying in 2011 from the University of Liverpool, Dr Zahid then obtained a Master’s degree in Endodontics with distinction from the University of London. He now primarily focuses on endodontic treatments following referral from other dentists.
How is root canal treatment different with an endodontist compared to a general dentist?
Routine root canal treatments may be performed by a general dentist; however, the success rate may be much lower compared to that of an endodontist because of their enhanced training and skills in this field. There may also be cases where root anatomy or access to the tooth is difficult, or where previous root canal treatment has failed. Unfortunately, re-do treatment involves more complex procedures and is usually carried out by an endodontist. Furthermore, root canal treatments by an endodontist are more precise and conservative to tooth structure with the use of high magnification provided by an operating microscope.