Endodontics is an area of dentistry specialising in dealing with the causes, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases of the dental pulp (the part in the centre of the tooth made up of living tissues and cells). Endodontic treatment is the last stage in attempting to save a tooth. Early diagnosis and treatment is essential, otherwise it may lead to a severe infection.
All dentists are trained in endodontic (root canal) therapy. An Endodontist is a dentist who has completed a minimum of 2 or 3 years of postgraduate specialist training. In the UK, this title is awarded after a rigorous assessment process.
In more difficult and complex cases, your dentist may refer you to a Specialist who will use a microscope and intricate equipment to give you the best possible result.
The Sandford is one of few referral centres in the South East that has all specialities under one roof. Our highly skilled in-house Endodontist will strive to provide you with comfortable and painless treatment, so you can be rest assured you will be in good hands.
Our Endodontic Team
[GDC No. 207658]
D.D.S. (GRE) MSc, Specialization (Endodontics) (GRE)
Kostas is a specialist endodontist. He qualified as a dentist in 2007 and continued his post graduate studies, completing his MSc in Endodontics in 2010. In 2011 Kostas applied for entry into the GDC Specialist List (Endodontics UK) and was successful. Following graduation, Kostas worked in private practices across Northern Greece. Read More
Currently he enjoys working in private practices in the UK, limiting his work to challenging endodontic cases. Kostas believes in continuous education, professional development and life-long learning. He is an active member of the British Endodontic Society, participating in more than 30 international congresses, symposiums and practical courses.
Dentist with Special Interest in Endodontology
[GDC No. 101080]
DDS (Pol) PG Dip Rest Dent MClinDent Endo (Lond)
Dr Marta Sarvestani graduated from the Pomeranian Medical University, Poland in 2001. She has been working at the practice since 2006. Marta has spent the last 17 years developing her dental skills and knowledge; making her highly qualified to care for all your dental needs. She has extensive experience in general dentistry, undertaking all aspects of.. Read More
..general dental practice, and her particular areas of interest are centred around endodontics, restorative and cosmetic dentistry.
She is dedicated to her profession by providing treatment focused on the needs of each individual and aims to make dental visits a pleasant experience for every patient. She is fully committed to the furtherance of professional development and keeps up-to-date with the latest evidence-based dentistry by frequently attending advanced dental courses, as well as conferences ensuring that she delivers the highest quality of dental care tailored to each patient.
Marta completed a two-year part-time combined hands-on and theory course in restorative dentistry (2014-2016). She obtained her Diploma in Restorative Dentistry from The British Academy of Restorative Dentistry in 2018.
Since then, she has started a Master’s Degree in Endodontology; and as of 2017 Marta has been working on an in-vitro research project and her completion is anticipated to be in 2019.
Primary endodontic (root canal) treatment of a lower left molar tooth that was diagnosed with a chronic tooth infection.
A molar tooth with a dark shadow showing up on the X-ray, indicating an infection.
Root canal treatment carried out on the molar tooth, to eliminate the infection and allow healing process to being.
3 months following successful root canal treatment, the dark area of infection is starting to disappear.
At 9 months the X-ray demonstrates almost full healing of the infected area.