Root Canal Treatment London

The tooth saver

Looking for a dentist to save your tooth in central London? Our trusted and vastly experienced root canal dentist, Dr Frontera (GDC 79962), with over 32 years’ experience provides lifelines for patients trying to do everything they can to save their tooth from extraction.

Is a root canal your only option?

If your tooth is badly damaged by deep decay or is broken and infected, then your only option is to treat it with a root canal. Together with our root canal dentists, we can clear out the infection from deep inside your damaged tooth and return it to good health so it can continue to do the job it was designed to do. We could attempt procedures like an apicectomy, but if there’s a severe infection in the pulp, a root canal is likely the best way forward. Let’s check!

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“I had emergency root canal with George and team, and subsequent fillings and hygiene. The service and quality of finish was impeccable.”

Benefits of seeking treatment

  • Save your natural tooth from extraction
  • Keep more of your natural smile
  • Avoid costly tooth replacement prosthetics
  • Fast and effective relief from pain
  • Avoid gaps caused by missing teeth
  • Eat the foods you enjoy again

 

Effective results

  • Root canals often last a lifetime
  • Competitive pricing and high success rates
  • Requires one to two appointments
  • Costs from £450 (affordable London price)
  • Short pain-less procedure

Extending tooth life by 20 years

When opting for a root canal, you can extend your tooth’s life from 11 to 20 years, especially when paired with a dental crown. If you opt for restoration following a root canal, the treated tooth’s life is extended up to seven years. Getting a filling and a crown following a root canal is usually recommended to give your tooth the utmost protection moving forward.

Signs you need a root canal

Symptoms to look out for:

  • Sensitivity to hot and cold
  • Discolouration of the tooth (turning black)
  • A chipped or cracked tooth
  • Sharp, persistent tooth pain
  • Swollen gums and pain when eating

Reasons and causes

  • Root canal (endodontic) treatment can save a damaged* tooth
  • Treatment is required when the pulp becomes inflamed or infected
  • Without the treatment, abscesses may form, leading to a loss of tooth
  • Infection causes include deep decay, repeated procedures on a tooth, cracked or chipped teeth
  • Trauma, such as severe impact, can cause death of the nerves

Treatment procedure

  • Local anaesthetic and relaxing gas for your comfort
  • Removal of the bacteria and infected soft tissue of root canals.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting root canals and pulp chamber.
  • Filling and sealing of the root canals and pulp chamber.
  • Treated teeth can be strengthened and protected with a crown. Costs from £995.
  • Complex cases may be referred to a specialist endodontist
  • See demystifying root canal treatment

*Endodontic treatment is the only means to save a tooth in which the nerves and blood vessels within the tooth have been damaged or have died.

Fees

Root canal treatment

£485–£985*

*Fees depend on the number of roots (canals) involved and so time required.

If you have any questions about our root canal treatment call us or book an dental examination appointment today.

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ROOT CANAL FAQS

Your questions answered

What is a root canal?

Root canal treatment is the only means of saving a tooth where the nerves and blood vessels (the pulp) within the tooth have been damaged or died. The damage may have been caused by deep decay, a crack or trauma – even years later. Left untreated or delayed too long, it can cause severe pain, facial swelling and possible tooth loss.

Is treatment painful?

No, local anaesthetic is used at every stage, and relaxing gas can be offered to anxious patients.

How long does treatment take?

This will vary according to the complexity of the treatment. Typically, two visits are required.

What are the alternatives?

The tooth must be extracted if root canal treatment is not carried out. Missing teeth can be replaced with bridges, implants or dentures.

General dentist or root canal specialist?

General dentists are trained in root canal procedures and can perform them depending on their skill set, experience and the treatment needed. Your dentist may refer you to an endodontist for re-treatment or, in complicated cases, when specialist expertise and equipment are required.

What is the likelihood of success?

Nobody can guarantee success. However, long-term success is very likely when endodontic and restorative treatment is carried out to a high standard.

What happens after root canal treatment?

Root canal-treated teeth can be weak and brittle. Usually, but not always, it is recommended to protect it with a permanent crown.