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Root Canal Treatment in London

Do you have an infected tooth? If you need a trusted, well-respected root canal specialist in London then our endodontic specialist at NW1 Dental Care can offer the very best private root canal treatment in London at an affordable cost.

We use the latest technology to treat the most complicated cases where our highly skilled root canal treatment specialists can work deep inside your damaged teeth to return them to good health and ensure that they do the job they were designed to do. The treatment will involve minimal pain and save the tooth which otherwise would require to be taken out.

What is Root Canal Treatment?

Root Canal is the space inside your tooth that’s filled with soft tissues, called the pulp which consists of blood vessels and nerves.

Root canal treatment also known as endodontic therapy is the procedure used to treat infection inside the tooth. It is required when the nerve or blood supply of the tooth (the pulp) is infected through tooth decay caused by bacterial invasion, trauma, or severe gum disease.

The aim of this treatment is to relieve you of the pain and preserve the tooth for as long as possible. In order to maintain the tooth, the tooth is first cleared of dead tissue and infection, followed by protecting the tooth by filling the canals to stop the same infection recurring.

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Symptoms for Root Canal Infection

If you suffer from dental pain or toothache the dentist can determine if you require an endodontic (root canal) treatment through examinations. Normally the X-rays will show that the pulp has been infected by a bacterial infection. The pulp will start to die and bacteria would spread showing one of the symptoms below

  • Sensitivity to hot or cold foods and drink
  • Sharp pain when biting or chewing
  • Loose tooth

As the infection spreads these symptoms often disappear as the pulp dies. However, the infections will in fact spread through the root canal system and symptoms will eventually reoccur such as

  • Return of sharp pain when biting or chewing
  • Swelling if gums around the infected area
  • Swelling in your face or cheek
  • Tooth becoming darker
  • Pus coming out of the infected tooth
  • A sudden rush of foul-smelling and foul-tasting, salty fluid in your mouth and pain relief, if the abscess ruptures

The pulp can’t heal by itself and leaving the tooth infected will make things worse so it is important that if you experience any of the above symptoms then contact us immediately. Without treatment, your tooth may have to be removed.

Causes of Root Canal Infection:

The main reason for root canal infection is due to the penetration of bacteria into the tooth pulp which is the innermost part of the tooth containing blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue. The bacteria could enter the dental pulp and spread all the way down to the root. Some of the ways the bacteria can invade the pulp and infect it are

  • Dental decay or deep cavity
  • Damaged or cracked tooth
  • Tooth displacement or dental avulsion
  • Multiple dental treatments on the same tooth
  • Abnormal tooth anatomy of the patient
  • Gum disease
  • Trauma or extreme wear

Benefits of having Root Canal Treatment :

  • Relief from pain
  • Prevent the spread of infection
  • Saves the infected tooth and protects surrounding teeth too void you feeling self-conscious about missing teeth
  • Restore the natural chewing and biting
  • Avoid the need for any other costly dental treatment like dental implants to restore the missing tooth
  • Treatment will help to prevent the formation of a dental abscess around the tip of a problematic tooth

Root Canal Procedure :

Root canal treatment is one of the most dreaded treatments at the dentist. The rumours and stories about them being extremely painful are by and large exaggerated and most are in fact untrue. At NW1 Dental Care, our team aims to disprove such stories. Root canal treatment is much more like a longer appointment same as a routine filling.

First, an x-ray is taken to assess the tooth and the extent of the infection. Local anaesthetic is then placed to fully numb the area of the mouth being treated and a ‘rubber dam’ which is a protective sheet is placed around the tooth to isolate the infected tooth. All the infected, broken down parts of the tooth are then removed and special precise files are used to clean out the canals. Once the tooth is infection-free and dry, rubber material called gutta-percha is used to fill the tooth root canals to prevent any further infection from occurring. A temporary filling is placed and a few weeks later the final restoration which is usually a crown can be prepared and fitted.

Cost of Private Root Canal Treatment

  • Root Canal Treatment Incisor from £300
  • Root Canal Treatment Premolar from £400
  • Root Canal Treatment Molar from £450

The cost of root canal treatment may vary for each case and the exact cost of a root filling with a  dentist will depend on:

  • The extent and complexity of the damage
  • Tooth size (specifically, the number of roots and canals)
  • Tooth position (those at the back tend to cost more)

Get Root Canal Treatment from NW1 Dental Care

At NW1 Dental Care, London we understand the importance of immediate pain relief from an infected tooth and so provide you with effective root canal treatment at our private dental clinic on an emergency basis.

So if you experiencing symptoms of an infected root canal and need treatment to get relief from your pain, then please contact us on  0207 485 4626  or contact us online to be seen with our specialist.



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