Mouth Dental is steady in our commitment to providing specialist dental care as our dental specialists ensure each patient receives the best treatment and care, which is why we are the trusted name for procedures such as professional root canal treatments. Backed by our resident specialists in Endodontics, Oral Surgery, Periodontics and Orthodontics we have become the recognised name for dental and facial aesthetics treatments, hygiene services and specialist treatments. Our cutting edge dental clinics offer general and specialist services to those in East London and beyond.
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A root canal treatment is a dental procedure that removes infected pulp or the soft centre of the tooth in order to avoid a tooth extraction. In most cases a local anaesthetic is administered to the patient prior to the procedure being done.
If the pulp or soft inner part of a tooth is injured and becomes infected or inflamed then a root canal is performed where the infected pulp is removed to preserve the structure of the infected tooth. The dental pulp is made up of nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue that help the tooth grow and stay healthy.
The most common reasons for the pulp to be damaged include:
While it is possible for general dentists to carry out a root canal, owing to its complexities it is generally done by a specialist in root canal treatment, known as an endodontist. Referred to as root canal dentists, endodontists undergo additional training in dental pulp disorders and so have a higher level of expertise when it comes to endodontic treatments.
There are four main elements to a root canal treatment and in order to complete it entirely you may need more than one visit, depending on the difficulty of the procedure. The basic process is listed here but may vary slightly depending on what your dentist or endodontist recommends for you. A local anaesthesia will be administered before the treatment is started.
Some rare simple root canal procedures can be sorted in one appointment lasting about 30 minutes to over an hour. However, generally it takes two appoints with more severe or complicated cases needing a longer period of time with a third appointment. If additional appointments are needed your tooth will have a temporary filling during the periods between the appointments to ensure it stays as clean as possible.
At Mouth Dental we are renowned for our specialist dental care and for staying at the cutting edge of dentistry. In sync with the global evolution of the dental industry, our services go above and beyond with the expertise of our cosmetic dental professionals backing us. Our experienced endodontists ensure a stress-free root canal treatment that will help save your tooth from extraction.
Root canal treatment is quite a technical procedure as it is sorting out decay that is deep inside. If you have NHS Dental work coverage it can cost £65 onwards. If you opt to get it done privately it will cost between £95 and £700 depending on the tooth needs working on.
At Mouth Dental we offer several payment options for spreading the cost of treatments such as root canals. There is a ‘pay as you go’ option which allows you to pay for the treatment you have on the day of the appointment. Further, we have a credit system with the financing company Chrysalis Finance, with 0% interest free finance over 12 months and 9.9% interest for up to five years. You will make a monthly payment to Chrysalis Finance via standing order.
Root Canal Specialists
LMD, MSc (Endo), MClinDent (Endo), MRD RCS (Ed)