Dr Aram Navai Specialist Endodontist

Dr. Aram Navai

BSc BDS MJDF RCS (Eng.) MClinDent (Distinction)

MEndo RCS (Ed.)

GDC number: 177569

Dr Aram Navai is a London Endodontist and root canal specialist with over 10 years experience of general practice and complex hospital dentistry.

As one of the best endodontists in London, he takes pride in enhancing the lives of his patients and at The Wellington Clinic uses a state-of-the-art microscope and the best materials to carry out root canal treatments.

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“Being able to use specialist techniques and cutting-edge technology to relieve patients from pain and allow them to keep teeth they would otherwise lose is such a rewarding process. I am grateful so many dentists continue to refer complex and challenging cases to me to resolve for their patients”.

Specialist London Endodontist at our Chelsea Clinic

Before becoming a specialist endodontist at our Chelsea dental clinic, Aram originally qualified from the King’s College London Dental Institute in 2009 and was awarded membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2011.

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His previous positions include a year as a Senior House Officer in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in London, where he gained experience in complex surgeries including management of facial lacerations, wisdom tooth surgery and assisting in major cancer and trauma surgeries.

Aram is one of the very few dentists that was awarded a specialist training position in Endodontics at the prestigious Guy’s and King’s College Dental Institute where he successfully completed 4 years of advance training and passed all examinations with Distinction.

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He was also awarded the ‘Membership in Endodontics’ by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, which is recognised as the highest qualification in the field.

Aram is now a part-time Specialist Clinical Teacher and lecturer in Endodontology at Guy’s Hospital and King’s College London where he teaches and supervises both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Aram accepts referrals for a range of endodontic procedures including cases with complex anatomy and those which have been previously treated and failed.


A note to referring colleagues;

“I believe endodontics and restorative dentistry are not separate from one another. The best time to place a core restoration is straight after root canal treatment in order to provide an optimal postoperative seal in aseptic conditions.

Unless otherwise instructed, I will always place a bonded core before returning your patient to you for the definitive cuspal coverage restoration”.

Endodontist FAQs

What is an endodontist?

An endodontist is a specialist in the field of dentistry who focuses on diseases of the dental pulp and nerves of the teeth. 

They have completed additional training beyond dental school, typically two to three years, to become experts in performing root canal therapy and diagnosing and treating dental pain.

Their advanced skills and techniques, often involving complex surgeries, are used to save natural teeth that might otherwise need to be extracted. 

In essence, if you have a toothache or suspect you need a root canal, an endodontist is the specialist to see.

Is it better to go to an endodontist for a root canal?

Yes, it can be advantageous to visit an endodontist for a root canal. Endodontists are root canal specialists who have undergone additional years of training specifically focused on diagnosing tooth pain and performing root canal treatment and other procedures related to the interior of the tooth. 

They are skilled in handling complex cases and are proficient with advanced technologies. They perform root canal treatments frequently, so they’re experienced in managing a variety of situations. 

While general dentists are trained to perform root canals, endodontists specialise in such procedures, increasing your chances of a successful, comfortable treatment and preserving your natural teeth.

How long does a root canal take?

The length of a root canal treatment can vary depending on the root canal specialist, complexity of the tooth’s structure and the specific condition of the tooth. Generally, a root canal can be completed in one to two appointments, each lasting about 60 to 90 minutes. 

Simple cases might be resolved in a single visit, while more complex cases, such as those involving molars or re-treatments, might require additional time or sessions. 

After the root canal treatment, a separate appointment is often scheduled for a crown or other restoration to protect the treated tooth and restore it to full function.