Most patients experience instant relief following root canal treatment. Sometimes the tooth and gum take a few days to recover from the treatment before feeling completely better.
Treatment price: NHS (Band 2) £62.10 | Private from £345
Treatment time: 1 - 2 hours (two appointments required).
- Repair and save damaged teeth
- Quick recovery
What is root canal treatment?
When teeth become decayed, broken or damaged through injury, the nerve can sometimes ‘die off’. If this happens and remains untreated, an abscess will form.
If an abscess is not treated immediately, it can lead to several possible complications such as tooth loss, sinus infection or even blood poisoning.
Whilst tooth decay can often be remedied with a simple filling, root canal treatment may be necessary if your dentist discovers that your tooth’s nerve has been affected.
Will root canal treatment work for me?
If you are experiencing dental pain due to decay, damage or injury, root canal treatment might be appropriate if your tooth’s nerve is affected.
Your dentist will be able to quickly assess whether this is the case, using x-rays if necessary, and can take prompt action to treat the infection or damage.
Most patients experience instant relief following root canal treatment; sometimes the tooth and gum take a few days to recover from the treatment before feeling completely better. In most cases the entire tooth can be saved.
What does root canal treatment involve?
Root canal treatment involves entering the root through the top of your tooth. The root can then be sterilised, filled and sealed to prevent the problem from happening again in the future.
Your dentist will use local anaesthetic to completely numb the area and to ease the pain you are already experiencing from the abscess, decay or damage.
Interested in root canal treatment?
If you are interested in root canal treatment, contact our friendly team to book an appointment with one of our dental professionals.
What to do if you are in pain?
If you are in pain, let us know and we will do everything we can to arrange an emergency appointment as soon as possible for you.
Alternatively you can ring the NHS Emergency Helpline on 111 for further advice.