Thank you for your interest in North Shore Endodontics, a specialist dental practice dedicated exclusively to endodontic care.
Our specialists at North Shore Endodontics are members of, the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Endodontists (ANZAE), the Australian Society of Endodontology (ASE) and the Australian Dental Association (ADA).
Our expert team, led by respected endodontic specialists, make it their priority to provide the highest standard of endodontic expertise and care in a professional, friendly and comfortable environment.
We look forward to being of service to you.
We hope that the information provided answers many of your questions about endodontic treatment.
If you would like additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team –
T (02) 9415 2033
Whilst most endodontic treatments can be performed under local anaesthesia, we offer treatment under Intravenous Sedation for very anxious patients and for most surgical procedures. It is not a general anaesthetic and although conscious, you are in a total relaxed state throughout the procedure.
Intravenous Sedation is provided by a qualified Medical Practitioner, Dr. Firoz Vellani.
Dr. Firoz Vellani obtained his medical degree in 1992 from the University of Sydney. He went on to do further training in the fields of Anaesthetics, Intensive Care Medicine and Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Vellani has over 20 years’ experience in providing sedation for dental procedures and now maintains a full time practice in this field.
Dr. Vellani has developed a special interest in procedural anaesthetics and dental sedation and currently provides this service to many leading dentists and dental specialists in Sydney, including endodontists, oral surgeons, periodontists and prosthodontists.
Dr. Vellani has provided intravenous sedation at this practice since 1998.
A portion of the fee for Intravenous Sedation is reimbursable from Medicare.
Our radiology licensed specialists follow the principles of ALARA (as low as reasonably achievable) when considering taking X-Rays as part of your treatment. This safety principle is designed to minimize radiation doses for patients.
Since 2014, the practice is one of a small number which has a state of the art cone beam CT scanner, Veraviewepocs 3D by Morita. This allows a 3D image of your tooth/ teeth and surrounding structures to be taken. This enhances diagnosis, as studies have shown 30%-40% of abscesses cannot be visualized through ordinary X-Ray. The ability to assess the inside of your tooth additionally brings clarity and identifies complex canal anatomy, which helps treatment planning and the chances of successful treatment.
Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options.
In most cases treatment can be carried out on the same day as the initial consultation however a complex medical history or treatment plan, or patients requiring Intravenous Sedation for treatment will require a separate consultation, at which time appropriate treatment appointments will be made.
Please assist us by completing the First Appointment Form.
IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation visit.
North Shore Endodontics is open Monday to Friday from 8.00am until 5.00pm.
Every attempt will be made to see you as soon as possible.
Various circumstances may lengthen the time allocated for a procedure. Emergency cases also arise and cause delays. We appreciate your understanding and patience.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.