Root Canal

Opening times

Mon to FRI- 8:30am to 5:30pm

Phone Enquiries

020 8773 4508 /3630
020 8773 4508 /3630

Root Canal Treatment

 

What is root canal treatment?

Root canal treatment (endodontics) is necessary when there is an infection present at the tip of a tooth’s root, or when there is too much decay present for a simple filling. The aim of endodontics is to remove infection and debris from the affected canal before filling the tooth. Often this can be done in one visit but sometimes more visits may be required.

Frequently Asked Questions

The alternative is to extract the tooth. Unfortunately if there is too much decay or infection present there are few options for saving the tooth. We advise attempting to save a tooth with root canal treatment rather than having an extraction.

It is normal to feel some tenderness in the area for a few days after treatment. These symptoms are temporary and usually respond very well to over-the-counter pain medications. It is important for you to follow the instructions on how to take these medications. However, if you have severe pain which lasts more than a few days, contact your dentist.