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Meet Our Endodontist

Dr. Kiarash Shabehpour

Dr. Kiarash Shabehpour (or Dr. Kia as his patients tend to call him) started his dentistry journey in 1998. After earning his DDS degree in dentistry and practicing for a few years, he moved to Canada with his wife.

In Canada, he attended dental school again at the University of British Columbia for his 2nd degree in dentistry, this time a DMD, practiced for a few more years in both Vancouver and Prince George and then completed three extra years of specialist training in Endodontics at UBC. Dr. Shabehpour primarily helps his patients and colleagues with root canal-related treatments and surgeries on a referral basis. He is fluent in English and Farsi.


What are endodontic microsurgeries?

Endodontic microsurgeries are specialized dental procedures that involve the use of advanced technology and techniques to perform complex root canal treatments and repair damaged or infected tooth roots.

These procedures typically involve the use of a microscope and other specialized tools to access and treat the inside of the tooth and root structure, in order to preserve the natural tooth and prevent the need for extraction.


When will an endodontist recommend microsurgery?

An endodontic microsurgery is performed when there is a problem with the root of a tooth that cannot be resolved through traditional endodontic treatment, such as a root canal. This type of surgery is typically used to remove infected or damaged tissue from the root of the tooth, repair or remove damaged root canals, or save a tooth that would otherwise need to be extracted.

The benefits of endodontic microsurgeries include the ability to access and treat hard-to-reach areas of the tooth, improved visualization of the tooth’s internal structures, and the ability to remove damaged or infected tissue more precisely, which can lead to better outcomes and a higher success rate for the procedure.


What is the process for endodontic microsurgery?

Endodontic microsurgery involves several steps, including administering local anesthesia, opening the tooth to access the pulp chamber and root canals, cleaning and shaping the canals using specialized instruments, placing a filling material to seal the canals, and closing the tooth with a permanent restoration or a temporary filling.

The procedure may also involve the use of a microscope to aid in visualizing and accessing the canals, as well as the use of specialized instruments such as ultrasonic or laser devices. Depending on the case, additional steps such as apicoectomy or root-end resection may also be required to remove infected or damaged tissue.

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