Endodontics (Root Canal Treatment)

Root canal treatment is required when the nerve of your tooth has been infected through either decay or injury. An infection can cause an abscess and symptoms can include a dull ache to a severe pain. If a root canal treatment is not carried out, the infection will spread and your tooth or teeth may need to be taken out. A root canal treatment will remove all infection from the root canal and stop the infection from spreading to the jaw bone. The root is then cleaned and filled to allow it to heal and prevent further infection.

Root canal treatment is a highly skilled and precise procedure and more than one appointment may be needed. We are priviledged to be able to refer you to our resident Specialist Endodontist who will carry out treatment using an advanced Zeiss microscope.

At your appointment local anaesthetic will be delivered to make sure you are comfortable and cannot feel any pain. The infected pulp is removed and any abscesses are treated. The root canal is then cleaned and shaped ready for filling.

Once the treatment is complete you may be referred back to your original dentist if additional cosmetic work (e.g. a crown) is needed. Your dentist would then talk you through the possible options. During the procedure a local anaesthetic is delivered to make you comfortable, the procedure is not unlike having ordinary fillings.

The very last alternative is to have the tooth removed. Once the nerve is destroyed it is impossible to cure and we would never leave an infected tooth in the mouth. Extractions are always a last resort as it is important to keep as many of your natural teeth as possible.


Endodontics (Root Canal Treatment)
Specialist Endodontic consultation
Payment on booking appointment
Specialist Molar£950
Specialist Premolar£775
Specialist Incisor/Canine£715
Coresfrom £195
Retreatment supplement£195
Repair perforations/Broken instrumentsfrom £125

Dr Bhavin Bhuva

BDS, MFDS RCS (Eng), MClinDent (Endo), MRD RCS (Ed) – GDC Reg 76716
Specialist and Consultant Endodontist

Bhavin graduated from Guy’s Hospital in 1999. In 2005 he started specialist training at Guy’s, achieving a distinction in the Master of Clinical Dentistry in Endodontics, obtaining the Membership in Restorative Dentistry RCS (Edin) and thereby admitted onto the General Dental Council Register of Specialists.

During his postgraduate studies Bhavin was awarded prestigious research grants by The Royal College of Surgeons and The British Endodontic Society. Bhavin has contributed to a number of dental textbooks including ‘Pitt Ford’s Problem-Based Learning in Endodontology’ and the ‘Adhesive Restoration of Endodontically Treated Teeth’. His enjoyment for teaching endodontics has progressed into his appointment as a Consultant in Endodontics at Guys Hospital, London as well as having a leading role in training postgraduates at the London Deanery. He has been accepting referrals at Mouth since 2006.

Endodontics (Root Canal Treatment) Testimonials

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