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Root Canal Treatment & Endodontic Care
Do you have a black spot on your tooth or experience significant (and we mean significant) tooth pain in a particular area?
It might be because of excessive tooth decay, infection or pulpitis, which are usually treated with root canals that clear out the infection and save the tooth simultaneously.
Don’t allow yourself to be in pain any longer! Our general dentists are on hand to resolve your pain quickly and treat the underlying issue to prevent that same discomfort from reoccurring.
Signs you definitely need a root canal
The Gentle Dental does not advocate for self-diagnosis, however, we know it’s useful to list signs and symptoms to help our patients recognise there’s a problem with their oral health that needs professional intervention.
- Teeth have chips, cracks, gaps and holes
- Patients experience an endless toothache, especially in contact with hot and cold beverages
- Pain is experienced when the patient bites down or puts any pressure on the tooth
- The tooth itself is darkened or discoloured
- A dental abscess might have formed or there’s significant swelling in the gum, neck or face
Patients who have had chips or cracks in their teeth for some time will have most likely developed an infection from bacteria entering through the gaps and slits.
However, patients who experience tooth pain are not always root canal candidates – the prescribed treatment will depend on the extent of the decay and damage.
With that being said, if your tooth is damaged and is not repaired swiftly, the dental pulp is further exposed to dental pulp and at risk of bone and tooth loss.
No need for external referrals - we have two root canal specialists in-house
We have experienced dental staff and training to handle complex pulpitis cases. With a specialist endodontist on our team, there will be no need to refer you to another practice for a root canal.
If one of our specialists or clinicians recommends a root canal, it will be necessary to save the tooth. The dental pulp extends far down into the root of your teeth and is connected to your nerves, tissues and blood vessels, which will all be prone to infection.
Once the tooth becomes damaged, there is an entry point for bacteria to seep through the cracks, and it’s advisable to have this treated as soon as possible to prevent infections from growing out of control or causing you more pain.
Meet your dedicated root canal team
SPECIALIST ENDODONTIST Dr Richard Condon specialises in endodontics and manages our root canal patients. Dr Condon was accepted onto the Masters of Clinical Dentistry specialist training programme at Guys Dental Hospital, London in 2015.
SPECIAL INTEREST IN ENDODONTICS Dr Hesham a dentist with a Special Interest in Endodontics and performing Root Canal Treatment. He has been practicing as a general dentist for the last 11 years having graduated from Barts and the London Dental school in 2008.
Niloufar recently joined the Gentle Dental implant and cosmetic centre following her graduation as a dental hygienist in 2016 from the University of Essex. Niloufar was a dental nurse for seven years prior.
The tried and tested way to save teeth
Root canal treatments (endodontics) is a dental procedure often prescribed to treat infections at the tooth’s centre or the tooth’s pulp (pulpitis).
Root canal treatment is not painful and is a tried-and-tested way of saving failing teeth.
Root canal therapy will begin with a professional cleaning, where all of the infected pulp will be removed with any damaged nerves (a standard procedure that will alleviate tooth pain).
The entire procedure will likely take one or two visits to our clinic in East Molesey, Surrey to complete. However, please note that the more complicated your case, the more appointments you might require – all will be explained to you on your first visit with us.
The consequences of ignoring tooth decay
If tooth decay is not treated, it can lead to an infection of the dental pulp, the soft tissue at the centre of the tooth.
This infection can cause toothache, painful abscesses and, eventually, tooth loss. We can treat a pulp infection with root canal treatment.
If you are experiencing a severe toothache, you may require root canal treatment. Call us on 020 8224 7562 to book an appointment for an examination.
If you need a root canal but are feeling nervous about the procedure, talk to your dentist about the sedation service we provide for anxious patients.
Root canal costs
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0% finance is available for many treatments up to £30,000. Credit decisions will be subject to individual circumstances. You must be over 18 and earn an income to apply.