Root Canal treatment in East Molesey

An infection inside your tooth can be very painful – with Gentle Dental you won’t be left waiting for an appointment. So, if you suspect a tooth infection book online to see one of our incredible general dentists today.

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.

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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

Key takeaways:

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.

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Dawn SwansonDawn Swanson
10:27 24 Nov 22
I have been with the Gentle Dental Practice for 8 years, the care and service I have received has always been 5 star. I have recently used their new hygienist Nicky who is great. Looking for a new dentist just contact their very friendly and proffessional team.
George HorseyGeorge Horsey
18:54 15 Nov 22
Dental Impant Surgery:I had my dental implants fitted recently and I am extremely happy with the outcome. Ali and the team have done an amazing job since I lost my 2 front teeth over 6 years ago. I had to wait for the surgery for a long time due to my age and the issues surrounding having implants at a young age.I finally had the surgery 12 weeks ago and had my two new crowns fitted last week. They look absolutely amazing and the whole procedure was way less painful than I ever thought it would be.I would highly recommend getting your implants done at the Gentle Dental Practice, you won't regret it!A massive thank you to everyone at the practice!
Deeban SkandalingamDeeban Skandalingam
12:06 03 Nov 22
Fantastic work on my teeth and I would highly recommend! My teeth turned out better than I had even hoped for. If you are in need of any dental work, you would be doing a great disservice if you didn't speak to this practice first. The staff were extremely friendly, there were text updates and all in all an excellent service from start to finish. If you haven't guessed already, I am thoroughly pleased with The Gentle Dentle. Thank you!
Pippa HarveyPippa Harvey
14:54 26 Oct 22
Like many people, I have an immense fear of dentistry, and dentists, due to previous experiences.I had two broken teeth and one that had been treated incorrectly by an NHS dentist. I had been in daily pain for about 18 months, and had been put on a 6 month waiting list by my NHS dentist.I called gentle dental to explain my problem and they offered me a same day appointment. They were kind, compassionate, understanding, patient and validating. I’m not sure anybody ever feels completely comfortable in the chair, but It’s the closest I’ve ever come!The work needed was carried out, all of the staff were kind and welcoming, and it showed me that the dentist doesn’t have to be a dreaded place!Thank you so, so much gentle dental! I will definitely be returning.
Tilesh PTilesh P
15:45 14 Sep 22
Dental Implants - 3 New Teeth - June 2022I had the most professional and pain free experience when getting my new tooth implants at Gentle Dental. Honestly I put it off for some many years because I just didn't want to go through the pain. But my experience was totally the opposite. Ali and the wonderful girls were there every step of the way. All my questions got answered and I was reassured everything would work out well. And it did. I was worried for no reason.I did think about going abroad to have it done but when you consider the risk factor, time and professional standards - it made no sense to me. I have known Ali for a long time and knew I would be in the best hands and if there were any issues these would could be resolved easily.If you are thinking of having dental implants at Gentle - don't waste any more time. Just book and get it done.Was it painful ? No, uncomfortable for a few days, yes for sure.I just wish I had it done sooner. Thanks guys, love my new teeth 🙂
Edward CrameEdward Crame
13:43 04 Dec 21
Very happy with all aspects of the work they have done. Very clean, professional and well run business.
Lynn HuddartLynn Huddart
12:43 24 Nov 21
Dr Ali Rifai was professional and I am very pleased with the outcome of my Invisalign's. I have been with this practice for many years and would highly recommend. The staff are very friendly and nothing is an issue.
Jonathan PlumbJonathan Plumb
11:52 24 Nov 21
Can't thank this practice enough for all their help. I don't post reviews very often, so when I do, it's because an impression has been left! Dr Ali saw me at short notice to help fix a broken tooth. The nurse (I think her name was Danni) was so helpful and kind, as were the rest of the team. Thank you for being there for me in my hour of need (the same day i asked for an appointment!)
Eva AugustEva August
07:11 06 Nov 21
I’m so happy to find this practice. I suffer from anxiety and high sensitivity to pain. It was very stressful for me going to dentist after years of fear. The team not only make me calm and welcome but I FELL ASLEEP during treatment with Dr Marshall ! So understanding and caring. Thank you!
Marc NevittMarc Nevitt
11:35 11 Oct 21
I have been using this dentist for well over a decade and can honestly say my teeth would be in a far worse situation if wasn’t for the Gentle Dental practice.My most recent visit was for a filling .. barely felt the injection!I would highly recommend this dentist to anyone, but especially if you’re teeth require a high level of care like mine.
Emma BrauerEmma Brauer
08:44 04 Aug 21
This place was recommended to me by family and for a nervous patient the best experience. The reception welcome is cheerful and friendly, beautifully modern area with hot drinks and water on offer.I needed implants, crowns and bridges followed by whitening, so lots of appointments. My dentist Mr Ali Rafai was superb from start to finish, so professional and personable. Throughout the whole process I was cared for wonderfully plus lots of laughs along the way. The constant care during appointments was very comforting, no rushing, and I knew I my needs were Mr Rafai's priority. Plus check up call the next day without fail to make sure everything was going well.Absolutely deserves five stars!
Alan SamuelAlan Samuel
13:30 14 Jul 21
Fantastic experience with Ali. It took 18 months including bone grafting, removing and replacing failed dental implants, invisaline for my bottom teeth which were all over the place and some veneers but now I'm delighted with the outcome.Ali was always very clear about how this wasn't an overnight solution in an honest and forthright manner which gave me confidence that he would deliver results.I was offered several overnight solutions from other dentists locally at a fraction of the cost but when I see how much effort and detail that went into my plan, I know i made the right choice.
Kurt JohnsonKurt Johnson
17:48 14 May 21
I have got no complaints about this Dental Practice. They were all very friendly and accommodating and always professional.My dental treatment was also really good, everything went according to plan and the results are great!I am VERY happy with the outcome and would recommend them anytime!

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


Dr Richard Condon


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.

Dr Hesham El-Wakeel

Dr Hesham El-Wakeel


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.

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Niloufar Ghavami


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.

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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.

Procedure steps

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.

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