Root Canal Treatment

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  • Relieve pain
  • Treat infection
  • Restore your teeth

Root canal treatment is required when the pulp in the root of the tooth has become infected and needs to be removed. The infected tissue is completely cleaned from the root and replaced with a special filling which prevents the infection from returning.

When a tooth is decayed, infected or fractured the small deeper nerves in the pulp of the root can become damaged. This can cause severe pain and, if left untreated, can cause the surrounding areas to also become infected.

To prevent this from happening, you can either extract the root entirely and replace it with a dental implant, or try to save the natural tooth. A root canal procedure prevents the need for a tooth extraction by removing the source of the infection in the pulp and sealing the resulting hole.

Root canal treatment at the Neem Tree

At the Neem Tree, our main goal is to get you out of discomfort as painlessly and quickly as possible by cleaning out the root canal where the nerve is located and then by placing a unique filling material into the canal to ensure infection does not return. Through this method the tooth can be saved and then restored back to its normal function.

Occasionally the root canals can be challenging to negotiate, but our in-house expert clinicians are able to manage the most difficult teeth. Furthermore, the most advanced techniques and materials are used to ensure that the root canal treatment is completed to the highest standard to ensure the optimal longevity for your tooth.

Contact us today to find out more about root canal treatment from our practices in Esher, Surrey or Wandsworth, South West London.

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Fee Guide

Cosmetic

Composite Veneers
from £650
Porcelain Veneers
from £795
Dental Bridge (per unit)
from £795
Dental Crowns
from £795

Family Dentistry

Children’s Dental Health Check-up
from £40
Baby Under 2 Years Old Check-up
Free

General

Emergency Dental Appointments
£95
New Patient Examination
from £69
Digital X-ray
from £17
OPG X-ray – Esher only
from £55
CT Scan (both arches) – Esher only
from £220
CT Scan (single arch) – Esher only
from £115
Simple Tooth Extraction
from £260
Surgical Tooth Extraction
from £460
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
from £650
Tooth Fillings (Small)
from £160
Tooth Fillings (Medium)
from £205
Tooth Fillings (Large)
from £255
Root Canal (Anterior)
from £550
Root Canal (Posterior)
from £815
Sports Mouthguards
from £200
Mouthguard for grinding
450

Hygiene

Simple Hygiene (30 mins)
from £79
Hygiene with Dentist
from £115
Tooth Stain Removal inc. AirFlow (45 mins)
from £105
Perio Hygiene (60 mins)
from £260

Implants

Dental Implants
from £1,500
Dental Implant Crown
from £1,250
Dental Crown
from £795
All-on-4
from £12,000
Sinus Augmentation
from £800
Implant Bone Grafting
from £800
Full Arch Restoration (per jaw)
from £12,000

Orthodontics

Consultation & Report
from £160
Lateral Cephalogram
from £50
Study Models
from £50
Ceramic Braces
from £4,500 – £4,800
Damon Braces
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Incognito Braces
from £8,000
Invisalign Check-up & Appointment
from £500
Invisalign Upper & Lower
from £2,900 – £4,500
Metal Braces
from £2,800 – £4,500
Pull Down Retainer
from £150
Fixed Bonded Retainer (per arch)
from £350

Periodontics

Specialist Consultation
£160
Gum Grafting
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Crown Lengthening Surgery
from £600
Peri-implantitis
from £425
Surgical Periodental Treatment
from £575
Periodontal Maintenance
from £145
Non-Surgical Root Surface Debridement
from £425 per hour
Pinhole Gum Grafting
from £1,250

Whitening

Enlighten Teeth Whitening
from £750
Home Teeth Whitening
from £375

Learn more about Root Canal Treatment

What is a root canal treatment?

Root canal treatment is a procedure that is used to save a severely decayed tooth. During which, the infected pulp and nerves are completely removed from the tooth and the root canals are thoroughly cleaned and enlarged during the treatment in order to allow the dentist to fill them properly. 

The tooth will be filled up with a special material and sealed with a filling to complete the treatment. The biggest advantage of having a root canal treatment is that it is the best option to save a dying tooth so that an extraction can be avoided. A root canal ensures that our patients are able to use their natural teeth for as long as possible. 

To book a root canal procedure, contact our practices in  Wandsworth, South West London or Esher, Surrey.

Why do I need a root canal treatment?

It is necessary to have a root canal treatment when the inside of your tooth (the pulp) becomes inflamed or infected as a result of very deep decay, a crack or chip in the tooth, faulty crowns or repeated dental procedures. 

A root canal treatment is only required when dental X-rays show that the pulp has been damaged by a bacterial infection.

If you are in pain and think you may need root canal treatment, contact our practices immediately.

What happens during a root canal?

A root canal is carried out by your dentist by over two or more appointments. Before your treatment begins your dentist may take a series of X-rays of the affected tooth. This is necessary as it gives your dentist a clear picture of the extent of the damage you have. 

You will then be given a local anaesthetic that will numb your infected tooth and the gums around it. In many root canal cases, the tooth has died and is no longer sensitive which means it may not be necessary to use any anaesthetic. 

Your dentist will place a rubber sheet around your tooth to ensure that it is dry during the process of the treatment. The sheet will also prevent you from breathing in or swallowing any chemicals the dentist uses. They will open your tooth through the crown and then remove any infected pulp that remains. 

After the pulp has been removed, your dentist will clean and enlarge the root canal so it can be filled. This part of the treatment is what will take some time to complete and may be done over a number of visits. 

Between visits, your dentist will put some medicine in the cleaned canal to kill any bacteria that may reside. The tooth will then be sealed using temporary filling. 

At your last visit, the temporary filling is removed and the root canal filling will be inserted and will be completed by adding a crown.

Contact our practices in  Wandsworth, South West London or Esher, Surrey today to book a root canal procedure.

Root canal treatment vs tooth extraction

Unfortunately in some cases, if the problem is not caught in time, your tooth goes beyond the point of no return. This means that your tooth has gone past the stage where it can survive the root canal. If this is the case, your dentist will suggest extraction

Out of the two procedures, extraction can be the more uncomfortable option. 

When debating whether to get a root canal treatment or extraction it is all a matter of the condition of the tooth at hand. If its structure is still strong then having a root canal would be the better option to save the tooth. Your dentist will first try all the options of saving the tooth without having to resort to extraction.

The two options are very different procedures which come with their own set of advantages and disadvantages.

To discuss the best options for restoring your teeth, contact us today to book an appointment.

 

Why is root canal treatment different to a filling?

A filling and root canal are two different treatments used for different purposes. A filling is used to fix a tooth that has decay closer to the surface of the tooth, not in the root. A filling restores the function and cosmetic appearance of the tooth. 

A root canal is needed when there is severe decay and an infection deep in the tooth pulp that needs to be resolved with a root canal treatment before it gets worse over time. The root canal clears away bacteria and damaged tissues to relieve any pain and save the entire tooth, not surface area decay.

To book an appointment in  Wandsworth, South West London or Esher, Surrey, contact our practices today.

How long does a root canal take to heal?

A successful root canal treatment can cause you some pain for a few days after it has been completed. This pain should go away on its own within a few days as long as you keep up with good oral hygiene practices. 

If the pain lasts longer than three days or you have any continued pain at any time after the procedure, you should get it addressed as soon as possible. 

Everyone has different healing times so some people’s teeth may take a bit longer to heal than others. If that is the case, there may be minor discomfort for a longer time after the treatment if you heal more slowly. This can be determined by your dentist. If you are having any prolonged pain, book an appointment immediately to get it assessed. 

Advantages of root canal treatment

  • The treatment is performed under local anaesthesia, therefore making it completely painless  
  • No need for extraction, great treatment to save a dying tooth 
  • Root canals expand the lifespan of a decaying tooth  
  • Efficient and cost effective  
  • Visually appealing results

Disadvantages of root canal treatment

  • As the tooth will be devitalised after treatment, this can make the tooth more fragile and prone to chipping when it is exposed to too much pressure 
  • After treatment, there is a risk of re-infection or discomfort 
  • It is possible for your surgeon to miss an extra root or a hidden canal. This why is why choosing the right surgeon with considerable experience and expertise within our clinics will help you prevent any further complications

Does root canal treatment hurt?

The procedure of a root canal can sound very scary but there is very little to no pain because your dentist will use local anesthesia to numb your tooth and gums so you are comfortable and pain-free throughout the procedure. However, if your infection is quite severe it might take longer than usual to numb the whole area.

Glossary

Apicoectomy

Removal of the tip of a tooth root.

Cementum

Hard connective tissue covering the tooth root.

Dead tooth

A tooth that is no longer receiving blood flow. It may become discoloured or painful.

Pulp

The pulp of a tooth is the soft tissue within that contains the nerves and blood vessels.

Tooth root

Refers to the lower two thirds which anchor the tooth into the gums and jaw.