Dr. Rekha Bipin
Founder & Specialist Endodontist
Rekha Dental Center
Years of experience – 15+
Bachelor of Dental Surgery
Master of Dental Surgery (Endodontics & Restorative dentistry)
Diploma in Laser Dentistry (University of Genova, Italy)
Diploma in Microscopic Dental Treatments
Languages Spoken / Linguistics Expertise
English, Malayalam, Tamil
Dr. Rekha Bipin is a Specialist Endodontist and Restorative Dentist with more than 15+ years. Her portfolio of Microscopic treatment options includes
Dr Rekha Bipin is the founder of Rekha Dental Center, a one-stop dental solution, and is a Specialist Endodontist dedicated to providing top-notch dental care.
In 2005, she completed her Bachelors in Dentistry from The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University and pursued her Masters in Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics from the Kerala University of Health Sciences. She has a Diploma in Microscopic Endodontics and Diploma in Laser Dentistry from the University of Genova, Italy.
She started her career as a Dental Surgeon in Kailas Dental Aesthetic and Implant Centre, Trivandrum in 2006, and as a Specialist Endodontist at Chitra Multi Speciality Dental Centre, Trivandrum. She also served as a senior lecturer in the department of Conservative dentistry and Endodontics at PMS college, Trivandrum. She has got more than 15 years of experience in the field.
Dr. Rekha’s impressive portfolio of Endodontics includes Microscopic Root canal Treatments, Dental Pain Management, Laser Treatments, Surgical and Complex Endodontics treatments and Endodontics regenerative procedures. Over the years, her expertise has preserved several precious smiles.
She also holds Lifetime Membership at the prestigious Federation of Operative Dentistry of India, Indian Dental Association. Dr. Rekha is also a proud member of All Kerala Medical Graduates (AKMG Northern Emirates). She has presented her research findings at various national and international conferences and has continuously engaged in learning new trends in dentistry by attending dental education programmes.
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A: Root canal treatment is designed to eliminate bacteria from the infected root canal,prevent reinfection of the tooth and save the natural tooth. When one undergoes a root canal, the inflamed or infected pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected, then filled and sealed.
A: You may need a root canal if you have one or more of the following symptoms:
- Severe pain while chewing or biting.
- Pimples on the gums.
- A chipped or cracked tooth.
- Lingering sensitivity to hot or cold, even after the sensation has been removed.
- Swollen or tender gums.
- Deep decay or darkening of the gums.
A: Just because you haven’t had any episodes of toothaches, does not mean your teeth are in perfect condition. In fact, teeth that are already dead may require root canal therapy to prevent the tooth from becoming infected. Regular dental visits can help detect early stages of decay and determine that you may need a root canal.
A root canal treatment helps you to maintain your natural smile, lets you eat the food that you love and limits the need for additional (and consequently more expensive) dental work. With proper care, most teeth that have had root canal treatment can last as long as other natural teeth and often for a lifetime.
A: The American Association of Endodontists says that modern root canal treatment is very similar to having a routine filling and usually can be completed in one or two appointments, depending on the condition of your tooth and your personal circumstances. Uncomplicated root canals are often completed in a single visit. Some teeth may be more difficult to treat because of their position in the mouth. Teeth with many roots may also take longer. Your endodontist may ask you for follow -up appointments to make sure the infection is eliminated.
A: Most patients feel little or no pain during a root canal procedure. Generally, before the treatment begins, the tooth and surrounding area are numbed to prevent the sensation of pain. This is usually done with local anaesthesia. For a few days following the treatment, some patients may experience some minor pain and sensitivity. Over the counter medicines should help to ease any discomfort. If pain persists longer than a few days after treatment, it is advisable to contact the treating dentist as soon as possible.
A: If you do not get a root canal when you need one, the infection can spread from the tooth in question to the gum and jawbone surrounding the decay or infected pulp.
This could lead to the loss of the tooth or, in severe cases, the loss of part of your jaw.
A: You may experience some minor discomfort for the first few days after the endodontic treatment. Root canal pain is normal to experience for a bit, but if it extends beyond a week or so, you should contact your dentist.
After the root canal treatment, you should get a crown to go on top of your tooth to best protect it.
A: The following steps should be followed:
- Practice good oral hygiene – brush teeth twice a day and floss once daily.
- Visit the dentist regularly.
- Avoid chewing on hard foods.
- Avoid high sugar food and drinks.
A: Nothing can completely replace your natural teeth. If your dentist recommends extraction, ask whether root canal treatment is an option. Worldwide, millions of teeth are treated and saved each year with root canal treatment, enabling patients to keep their natural teeth for a lifetime.
A: Root canals are very small and are often missed by a human naked eye. They are small but very important anatomical structures which can determine the success or failure of a root canal treatment. Only with the help of a dental microscope one can identify, clean, and fill them to perfection.
One of the most common reasons for root canal failure is missing these minute anatomical details. Human eye has certain limitations and only with the help of a surgical microscope can a clinician overcome these limitations.
“If you can’t see it, you can’t treat it”
Apart from visualizing and treating the root canals, surgical microscope has a wide range of other uses in endodontics. To mention a few:
a) Conservative access preparation
b) Retreatment of failed root canal treatment
c) Removal of broken instruments from the canals
d) Removal of dental post etc.
Of course, the skills and techniques of the operator are also important. Modern endodontics is about science, skill, knowledge of anatomical details and use of appropriate tools and equipment.
Microscope – assisted root canal treatments have a predictable and long – term success.