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Root canals at Dental Smiles London

A toothache can have a big impact on your life, but our experienced endodontists in Kings Cross, Euston, and Gray’s Inn will get to the root of the problem and have you pain free in no time.

Cost: From £650

What you need to know about a root canal

Root canal treatment can seem like a scary procedure, but there’s actually nothing to be afraid of. When a tooth becomes damaged or decays, the bacteria can lead to an infection. If left unattended, the infection can lead to an abscess and swelling of the face, which can be a painful experience. To stop it getting to an advanced stage we use a root canal procedure, which is performed by a highly skilled and qualified endodontist using state-of-the-art equipment.

A root canal can help to address:

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The cost

We know that a toothache can come out of the blue, and needing a root canal treatment isn’t something you’d usually plan for! As well as offering NHS paid or subsidised root canal treatments, we offer a range of payment instalment options for private treatment, including 0% interest free plans.

  • Root canal treatment starts at £650

Treatment time

Whilst we aim to have you treated and pain free as soon as possible, the root canal process may take more than one visit, depending on each individual case. Your dentist will outline the procedure at your consultation, and let you know what to expect. 

What to know about an endodontist

Endodontics is a specialist form of dentistry that specifically looks at treating issues associated with the inside of the tooth, and an endodontist is a dental specialist who has completed an additional three years of endodontic training on top of their general dental education. Endodontists specialise in identifying and treating oral pain and most commonly perform a root canal treatment, including surgery if needed. When you see our qualified endodontists in Kings Cross, Euston, and Gray’s Inn, you can rest assured you’re in the safest of hands.

Why you might need a root canal

You may not know this, but each of our teeth are hollow and filled with soft tissues. The nerves and blood vessels that connect our teeth to our body are connected to these chambers of soft tissue through canals, and these tissue chambers and canals are susceptible to infection when our teeth become broken or decayed. Some teeth injuries can also cause damage to the nerve endings, resulting in pain and inflammation. 

A root canal treatment involves an endodontist removing the damaged or dead nerves or tissues in order to relieve pain and repair the tooth, and hopefully save the tooth from needing to be extracted. If we aren’t able to save the infected tooth, there are a few options we can help you with, including a denture or dental implant.

Root canal treatment in Kings Cross, Euston, and Gray’s Inn

Our experienced team at Dental Smiles London are professionally trained to take you through your journey, and have helped thousands of patients become pain free with a root canal treatment. Our team is here to support you every step of the way; from your initial consultation through to having your root canal procedure and aftercare support. We’ll make sure you have all the information you need to ensure a safe and comfortable experience with us.

At Dental Smiles London, we provide:

  • Local anaesthesia for comfort during procedure
  • Safe, gentle sedation option for anxious patients
  • Clean, warm, welcoming environment for everyone
  • NHS and private payment options 
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Your journey with Dental Smiles London

You’ll be treated by a fully qualified endodontist who only deals with issues requiring a root canal, and is able to deliver the right level of pain relief to ensure you don’t experience any discomfort. The process may take more than one visit depending on each individual case, but your endodontist will make sure you know exactly what to expect. For particularly anxious or worried patients we can offer a safe, gentle sedation option.

Initial appointment

Your consultation is where we’ll identify the cause of the pain or infection, and decide whether or not a root canal is the right course of treatment. We’ll discuss your options with you and take any x-rays if needed, and book in your root canal procedure.

Root canal treatment

This is where your endodontist will remove the infected pulp and thoroughly clean the inside of the tooth to remove all bacteria, all under a microscope. Once the pulp has been removed, the tooth is filled with a safe, inert dental gum, shaped, and sealed. 

Crown or cap fitted

After your tooth has healed and been reviewed by your endodontist, we often recommend fitting a cap or crown to fit over the tooth which will not only improve its appearance, but  also provide a strong seal that will protect the tooth from further damage.  

Aftercare and maintenance

Whilst a root canal helps to clear the infection and restore the tooth, you still need to look after your teeth with daily brushing and flossing, regular dental hygienist visits, and being careful when eating certain foods that could damage the restored tooth.

Frequently asked questions about root canals at Dental Smiles London

  • How much does a root canal cost at Dental Smiles London?

    Our root canal treatment starts at £650. As well as offering NHS paid or subsidised root canal treatments, we offer a range of payment instalment options for private treatment, including 0% interest free plans. See our pricing page for more information.

  • What is an endodontist and what do they do?

    Endodontics is a specialist form of dentistry that specifically looks at treating issues associated with the inside of the tooth, and an endodontist is a dental specialist who has completed an additional three years of endodontic training on top of their general dental education. Endodontists specialise in identifying and treating oral pain and most commonly perform a root canal treatment, including surgery if needed. 

  • Will a root canal be painful?

    In most cases, no! Usually when we perform a root canal, the nerve has already died, which means the pain receptors won’t be firing in that tooth. However, we’ll still give you a numbing injection/local anaesthesia to be safe, and for particularly anxious or nervous patients, there’s the option of safe, gentle sedation.

  • Will I need to have a crown fitted after a root canal?

    Depending on your individual case, we will often recommend a crown be fitted after a root canal to improve its appearance and provide a strong seal that will protect the tooth from further damage. Your dentist will discuss all your options with you though.

  • What happens if the tooth can’t be saved with a root canal?

    Usually we’re able to save the tooth if we catch the infection early enough. However, if the infection has progressed to an advanced stage and we aren’t able to save the infected tooth, there are a few options we can help you with, including a denture or dental implant.

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If you're in pain and worried you might need a root canal, contact one of our practices in Kings Cross, Euston, and Gray’s Inn for a free consultation today – we’re here to help you.

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Our practices in Kings Cross, Euston, and Gray's Inn offer all the general and cosmetic dental treatments you need. Contact us with any questions you have, or book an appointment online today.

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231 Gray's Inn Road
London
WC1X 8RH

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245 Pentonville Road
Kings Cross
London
N1 9NG

0203 837 5878
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30 - 32 Chalton Street
London
NW1 1JB

0203 757 5272
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