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Endodontology

Reference practice for endodontology

The endodontologist is involved in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental nerve diseases.

Tandarts-Endodontologen erkend door Nederlandse Vereniging voor Endodontologie

Referral

You can only go by referral from dentists and other specialists for a root canal treatment.

Send your referral letter with accompanying X-rays to endo@tandartsaanhetij.nl. After receiving your referral, the practice will contact your patient to make an appointment for a consultation. After treatment, you will receive a report and the X-rays taken by secure email or by post.

You can also fill out our online referral form refer

Eddo Hekman, endodontoloog bij Tandarts aan het IJ

Eddo Hekman

Endodontologist

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Lydwien Kuijk, endodontoloog bij Tandarts aan het IJ

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Eddo Hekman, endodontoloog bij Tandarts aan het IJ

Eddo Hekman

Endodontologist

Member of: knmt, NVvE, IN, NA
Graduated in 1997 at the ACTA and completed training as endodontoloog in 2004.  Recognized by NVvE as dental endodontologist.

As a good and loyal colleagues in a previous practice he and Sally Feenstra decided to start a new and modern practice in a fantastic location on the Houthavens Amsterdam. Just look at the view!

Lydwien Kuijk, endodontoloog bij Tandarts aan het IJ

Lydwien Kuijk

Endodontologist

Member of: KNMT, NVvE, TEN

In 2008 I graduated from ACTA. Then I have observed in several dental practices. Endodontology has always made me the most concerned. The complexity of treatments and providing the right care to help people out of pain, make this part of dentistry the most beautiful.

In order to specialize in this, I have completed the education as an endodontologist and completed in September 2015. My former colleagues Eddo and Sally have started this beautiful new practice, which I am currently working on as an endodontologist on Thursday.

Treatments

Endodontoloog Eddo Hekman, Tandarts aan het IJ

In many cases, your own dentist is very well able to perform a root canal treatment himself. However, he or she may decide to perform a certain degree of difficulty by a specialist in this area. An endodontologist is specifically trained to perform root canal treatments.

The root canal treatment

In each tooth or choir there are root canals containing pulpa, tissue that consists of nerves and blood vessels. Due to tooth decay, a leaky filling or a hard clap on a tooth, the pulpa can be inflamed. This inflammation is caused by bacteria. This can cause severe toothache, but sometimes the inflammation does not cause any complaints.
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Endodontic surgery

Occasionally, after a canal treatment, a root can not completely heal or that there are complaints again. Due to a small surgical treatment, your tooth or choice can be maintained. After giving a local anesthetic we make a small amount of gums in order to reach the root point.
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Endodontic re-treatment

Depending on emerging complaints after a canal treatment, a dental treatment can keep your tooth or choice. With modern tools and materials, even after all the root canals have been treated once, they can be re-cleaned and filled.
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Olieverfschilderij Florentine Haak

Florentine Haak, Uitzicht op het IJ, 2014, 60 x 25 cm, olie op doek

The root canal treatment

Why a root canal treatment? In each tooth or choir there are root canals containing pulpa, tissue that consists of nerves and blood vessels. Due to tooth decay, a leaky filling or a hard clap on a tooth, the pulpa can be inflamed. This inflammation is caused by bacteria. Sensitivity to drinking cold or hot drinks may be a first signal, but sometimes the inflammation does not cause any complaints. The inflamed pulpa will eventually die and the bacteria can then cause an inflammation of the jawbone around the root. When close, the tooth or pick can feel painful and too high. In addition, inflamed jawbone can endanger the tooth or choise.

The consultation

Before the treatment begins, please contact us for a consultation. Based on your dentist's referral note and a comprehensive analysis of the problem, we discuss the treatment options and the chance to succeed in the various options. A consultation is necessary because each situation is different. During the consultation, which takes about 30 minutes, we make an appointment for the treatment and discuss the treatment costs. After treatment with us, you can make an appointment with your own dentist for the final restoration of the tooth or choose from a filling or crown.

The treatment

De endodontoloog tijdens de behandeling The purpose of the treatment is to remove the bacteria present in the root canal. It is therefore necessary that the treatment is carried out as hygienically as possible. During treatment, the tooth or dial is shielded with a rubber patch (cofferdam). For example, no fluids will enter your mouth and the saliva can not get in the root of the tooth or choise.

The first step of the treatment is to open the tooth or choose. Now that the root canals are accessible, it is possible to extract the pulpa and bacteria from the canal. The next step is to prepare the root canal with special fillets. During preparation, repeatedly rinsing with a disinfectant solution to kill as many bacteria as possible. In case of re-treatment, the old filler material is first removed. During the treatment we make some x-rays. If the root canal is completely clean, we close it with a filler material.
The success of treatment depends largely on the removal of bacteria from the root canal. Therefore, a lot of attention is paid to the treatment during the treatment. The duration of treatment depends to a large extent on this step. On average, treatment takes 2 hours. In case of complicated treatments, you may be given a follow-up appointment.

Before treatment

After treatment

Fully cured

Complications

There may be complications such as the breaking of instruments, the occurrence of perforations or the damage to crowns or bridges during treatment. Furthermore, channels may not be found or only partially accessible. Also, the root canal treatment can only be insufficient. For complete cure, a surgical procedure is required.

After treatment

Depending on the degree of inflammation, the tooth or choice after treatment may be sensitive for some time. If there is a chance of napijn, you will receive a prescription for an analgesic. To make sure your tooth or choise completely heals, we make an X-ray one year after the treatment. If necessary, we will do this a few years later.

Endodontic surgery

Roothcanal treatments are being carried out with great success today. Occasionally, after a canal treatment, a root can not completely heal or that there are complaints again. Due to a small surgical treatment, your tooth can be maintained.

After giving a local anesthetic we make a small amount of gums in order to reach the root point. The unstretched tissue is removed and often a filling in the root point is then applied. Until the denture with seals is closed again.

After treatment, we will tell you how to best take care of the surgery.

Voor de behandeling

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Na de behandeling

After

Genezen

Cured

Other treatment options

Sometimes a surgical treatment is not possible. We can discuss alternatives, for example a bridge or an implant.

Post-treatment pain

After surgical treatment, you may have a problem with pain. Therefore, you will receive a recipe for a painkiller. Occasionally, a slight swelling of the cheek occurs during two to three days.

Endodontic re-treatment

If after a canal treatment a root canal is not completely healed or there is a new complaint, in most cases, a new canal treatment will keep your tooth or choir.

With modern tools and materials, even after all the root canals have been treated once, they can be re-cleaned and filled. First of all, we broke or pierce the existing filling or crown. All obstacles such as root sticks and old filler material are removed. The channels are subsequently looked after, cleaned and filled. During the treatment we will take x-rays to check the course of treatment.

After treatment, the existing filling or crown must be repaired. If this is not possible, a new filling or crown must be made.

Voor de behandeling

Berfore

Na de behandeling

After

Genezen

Cured

How long will the treatment take?

Because old fillers must first be removed, endodontic rehabilitation usually lasts longer than the first root canal treatment in the particular dial or tooth.

Are there any other treatment methods?

Sometimes endodontic re-treatment is not possible. Then a surgical treatment can provide a solution. Or we can discuss alternatives as a bridge or implant.

Still questions?

Do you have any questions after reading this information? Rest assured, we are happy to answer your questions.

Rates

A channel treatment takes a lot of time. Special equipment is used; For example a microscope. The average treatment costs between 400 and 650 euros, depending on the complexity and duration. You will always receive a cost budget before the treatment takes place.

Your invoice

When you have completed a supplementary dental insurance, the invoice will be sent directly to Infomedics.nl. Your possible "residual note" will be sent by mail or by email. For all your questions about payments, requesting a payment system and requesting invoices, Infomedics.nl can be reached by phone on weekdays between 9:00 and 17:00 on: 0900 - 404 94 04 (€ 0.35 per call).

Fees

Your health insurer will fully refund the invoice or part thereof. Depending on your policy terms, how much and how much will be reimbursed. After receiving a budget from us, we advise you to contact your health insurer to inform you of what you are and not getting paid.