Same-day Root Canals in London (EC2)

  • Severe and sharp tooth pain when biting down?
  • Tooth cracked, chipped or fractured?
  • Is the outside of the tooth turning black or discolouring?
  • Unusual sensitivity to hot and cold, or through contact?
If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms, the pulp in your tooth is likely damaged by a bacterial infection, and you might be in pain because the pulp is inflamed. One way to save your tooth and stop the infection is with a root canal, which costs £485 at our London clinic.

But first, let’s start with a check-up to confirm the diagnosis. New patient check-ups are charged £155 and £95 for existing, registered patients. If your case is urgent, call 020 7621 0600.

Why you probably shouldn’t avoid a root canal

Root canals are usually necessary when the dental pulp in the innermost part of the tooth has become infected due to ignoring deep cavities or having an exposed cracked tooth.

As the pulp is the area that is home to the nerves, blood vessels and connective tissues, it’s vital to remove the infection as it can cause damage that leads to excruciating pain, swelling and other consequences when left untreated.

  1. Root canals are not the source of pain but the solution to relieve pain. The procedure effectively removes infected, damaged pulp and alleviates any intense discomfort associated with infections.
  2. A root canal has the primary intention of saving your natural tooth. The infection will likely spread without treatment, causing you to lose your tooth, which has its own consequences and will prevent the need for costly replacements.
  3. Declining treatment also risks allowing the infection to spread to neighbouring teeth or into your bloodstream, posing significant health risks. Root canals prevent the infection from advancing.

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What’s the alternative to a root canal?

Whilst we believe if you’ve been recommended root canal treatment, it’s never the best next step to avoid it, there are alternative options you can explore.

For example, a pulpotomy can remove the infected pulp, or the tooth can be extracted as a last resort to relieve the pain. However, if you remove the tooth, you should consider replacing it with an implant or bridge to avoid further consequences of tooth loss.


The Root Canal Procedure

  1. Diagnosis: We’ll examine your tooth and carry out X-rays to assess the extent of the damage. Next, you’ll be prepped for the procedure with a local anaesthetic administered to keep you comfortable.
  2. Pulp removal: The endodontist will access the pulp chamber, remove the infected tissue, and clean and disinfect the area inside the tooth.
  3. Fill and seal: After cleaning, the space is filled with a biocompatible material and sealed to prevent further infection.
  4. Restoration: In many cases, a dental crown is usually placed over the tooth to provide extra strength and protection to ensure the tooth functions like any other.


“I had an emergency root canal with George and the team and subsequent fillings and hygiene. The service and quality of the finish was impeccable. Excellent communication and a focus on patient experience put you at ease from the start. The aftercare is also excellent. Couldn’t recommend enough.” Lee, London

John Bridger
John Bridger
I've been seeing George for over 15 years. One of my best decisions. Teeth needed serious attention and were immediately "rescued". They have been maintained to an excellent level ever since. Fantastic treatment and continuing results.
Mark Young
Mark Young
American 🇺🇸 Pilot with a very busy schedule. Was in London of one of my many layovers summer 2023. Had not been to a dentist in sometime. Was in need of a deep scaling for oral hygiene and start pains of a Carrie. I’m one of those and for all work completed under N20 (Nitrous Oxide Gas) for seems to be only way. He was able to see me and complete this matter swiftly and professionally. Didn’t scare me out of the chair. Recommend this practice and would return on a layover.
Kirsten Alexandria H
Kirsten Alexandria H
One of the best dental experiences I have ever had! Such a caring and confident team of people.
Angie Moyn
Angie Moyn
Thanks for giving me back my smile! 👍😄
Eleni Kyriacou
Eleni Kyriacou
I recently had the pleasure of visiting CapCityDental for a dental cleaning, and I must say, it was an exceptional experience from start to finish. As someone who prioritizes oral health, I've had my fair share of dental appointments, but this one truly stood out. From the moment I walked in, I felt welcomed and at ease, setting the tone for a fantastic dental cleaning session. The moment I stepped into the clinic, the friendly receptionist - Michael, greeted me with a warm smile and efficiently took care of the check-in process. The waiting area was clean, comfortable, and featured modern decor that helped create a relaxing atmosphere. It was clear that the staff at at CapCityDental value professionalism and patient comfort. Dr. George, the senior dental hygienist was a true expert in his field. He took the time to explain the entire cleaning process, making sure I was comfortable and informed every step of the way. Indeed, it did feel like a warm hug. Furthermore, his dental nurse Marilou was just a gem. Her gentle yet thorough approach put me at ease, and I could sense her commitment to delivering top-notch oral care. It's evident that CapCityDental has a team that's passionate about what they do. What truly sets CapCityDental apart was their dedication to personalized care and patient education. The hygienist nurse took the time to discuss my oral health habits and offered valuable insights on how to improve my routine. She answered all my questions patiently, showing a genuine interest in my oral health journey. This level of individualized attention left a lasting impression on me. In conclusion, my dental cleaning experience at CapCityDental was nothing short of outstanding. From the moment I walked in to the moment I left, I felt valued as a patient and confident in the care I received. The professionalism, expertise, and genuine concern for patient well-being were evident throughout. I wholeheartedly recommend this clinic to anyone seeking exceptional dental care in a welcoming and modern environment. I'm already looking forward to my next visit!
Lee Foulger
Lee Foulger
I had emergency root canal with George and team, and subsequent fillings and hygiene. The service and quality of finish was impeccable. Excellent communication and a focus on patient experience puts you at ease from the start. The after care is also excellent. Couldn’t recommend enough.
Sarah Brooks-Wilkins
Sarah Brooks-Wilkins
I have been so incredibly impressed with my experiences at CAP City Dental. George has been so professional, caring and clearly has a wealth of experience within dentistry. I have had a variety of treatments over many years with George and he is the only dentist I have ever come across that has been able to ease my anxiety surrounding dental treatment. The new Austin Friars premises is so well located in the heart of London and it’s actually a tranquil experience to attend appointments.100% recommended!
Chris Jones
Chris Jones
George and his team have been looking after me for almost 10 years now. When George took me on, my teeth were in a very sorry state. Since then George has worked very hard to improve the function, health and look of my teeth. Thanks to George I only require routine checkups and the odd piece of work now. Seeing George has made going to the dentist a breeze and a very happy social occasion! I can’t recommend George highly enough. The best dentist I’ve ever had. Very attentive and caring…with exquisite attention to detail; second to none. I should also mention that the new location in Austin Friars is a lovely calm oasis in the heart of the City. Modern health setting in a historic built environment. Thanks George.
Roslyn 2023
Roslyn 2023
I had a tooth that was causing me severe pain. I was feeling highly anxious because my previous dentist treated the wrong tooth. My childhood orthodontist left me with an occlusion and had taken out too many teeth. I was having trouble finding a dentist who would not only treat my gaps and cavities, but would also provide an unbiased opinion of my previous treatments. After appointments with other clinics, I found Cap City Dental. Dr Druttman, Marilou, Reni and Michael were welcoming. They helped me correct years of problems in just three visits over as many weeks. The team genuinely try to understand what you are trying to achieve. They don’t push you to have work done. I particularly appreciated Dr Druttman’s comprehensive reports in which he provided his professional opinion on what happened and what should happen moving forward. I highly recommend them not only because they make sure you feel comfortable, but provide you with enough information to ensure you can make an informed decision.
Ellie DB
Ellie DB
I've had a brilliant experience of visiting Capcity Dental. Everyone is friendly, the appointments were always convenient and it's a relaxed environment. Plus, the quality of the service is excellent: they are perfectionists, which is exactly what you want! Thank you

Highest-rated dentist in Liverpool Street

Our address: 14 Austin Friars, London EC2N 2HE. Get directions.

  • 4 minutes from Liverpool Station
  • 5 minutes from Bank, Moorgate and Monument
  • Open early and late

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Call 020 7621 0600 to make an appointment.