If you are suffering from severe pain in your tooth, there’s a chance that you might require a root canal in London. Although it can feel daunting, especially if you’re not confident seeing the dentist, it’s so important to get your teeth seen as soon as possible as this will give us the best chance at saving your natural tooth.
What is a Root Canal Treatment?
Root canal treatment is required when the centre of the tooth, the pulp, becomes inflamed or infected with bacteria.
All our teeth are made from a root and a crown. The crown is the part of the tooth you can see, whilst the root goes beneath the gum line and into the bone of the jaw. Inside the root are the root canals, part of the root canal system which contains the dental pulp. This is made from soft tissues and forms at the centre of each tooth. When it is inflamed or infected it can cause a lot of pain and discomfort.
Although we all have both good and bad bacteria present in our mouths, maintaining good oral hygiene and avoiding tooth decay prevent bacteria from getting into the pulp and causing pain with varying degrees of severity.
For this reason, it’s important to seek a root canal specialist in London as soon as you experience the common symptoms of pulp inflammation and infection, which include:
- Sensitivity to hot and cold when eating or drinking
- Pain when biting or chewing
- Any swelling around the tooth
If left untreated, you may find that the pain disappears as the pulp dies but this doesn’t mean the issue has gone away. As the inflammation progresses to a dead pulp, the pain returns and can be very unpleasant and unmanageable
Your general dentist sometimes refers patients for consultation when the diagnosis is complicated or when treatment is more difficult than normal.
Aside from providing treatment, Drs.Webber and Lamb’s role is also that of educators. It is important that patients understand why they require treatment, what treatment involves and what they can do to ensure the best possible outcome. A properly informed patient has the best chance of achieving the optimal result.
How is a Root Canal Treatment in London Carried Out?
The main goal of a root canal is to remove the inflamed or infected pulp and eliminate any bacteria within the pulp of the root canal system. Only root canal treatment or extraction can prevent pain and infection. Why lose a tooth if it can be saved by root canal treatment?
Here at The Harley Street Centre for Endodontics, we take the preservation of your teeth seriously, and will always try to save your natural teeth rather than an extraction. To do this, we offer root canal treatment completed under local anaesthetic, so there is no pain or discomfort during the procedure.
AFTER-EFFECTS OF A ROOT CANAL
Although we will always ensure your root canal treatment is done without causing you any kind of pain or distress, it’s completely normal to experience some minimal and mild discomfort during the initial days following the procedure.
Your endodontics specialist will be able to advise you on the best way to prevent any discomfort following your root canal treatment in London, but here is some general guidance:
- You should avoid any hard or chewy foods in the first few days after treatment
- Over-the-counter pain relievers such as paracetamol or Nurofen should be taken as advised by the specialist
- You should make sure you maintain a good dental hygiene routine to keep your teeth clean
SHOULD I GET ROOT CANAL TREATMENT?
You should only receive root canal treatment in London at the Harley Street Centre for Endodontics if your pulp has become inflamed or infected and diagnostic tests and x-rays confirm this.
In some severe cases, a root canal treatment may not be possible, and your dentist will need to remove the tooth. We will always do our best to save your tooth and avoid extraction leading to more expensive implants. We encourage patients to see us as soon as they experience issues to help us do this.
AFFORDABLE ROOT CANAL TREATMENT IN LONDON
We understand that most dental work can be an investment and that often it’s at the bottom of a patient’s priority list. However, we want to do everything we can to help save your teeth, which is why our root canal cost in London is some of the most competitive around. Saving a tooth with root treatment is much cheaper than tooth loss and replacement with an implant or bridge.
We aim to make budgeting for your dental work as easy as possible, which is why you can see all our fees at any time right here on our website. If you have any questions about our root canal costs, just get in touch with our team.
Initially the symptoms can be mild, such as sensitivity to hot or cold, or both, or possibly discomfort when you bite. We recommend that if you have toothache or any of these symptoms, you should see your dentist for an x-ray and diagnosis. Doing nothing should not be an option.
Put simply, a general dentist will take care of a huge range of aspects when it comes to the health of your mouth, whether that’s a deep clean, fillings or orthodontics, whilst endodontics at the Harley Street Centre for Endodontics in London focuses on just one area – tooth pain, its causes and treatment.
Modern dentistry has come a long way, and although a root canal is an invasive procedure, it shouldn’t be a painful one. Any root canal we carry out is done under local anesthetic. You won’t feel a thing.
Your jaw may feel a little sore or the tooth may feel tender as the anaesthetic wears off. If necessary we will recommend over the counter medications. As for the tooth, you should soon enjoy the benefit of having a tooth which feels healthy again!
Root Canal Treatment Process Explained Step by Step
Courtesy of American Association of Endodontists.
How Does Endodontics Work?
We can provide industry leading pain free Endodontic treatment and also can offer sedative solutions for nervous patients. Root canal treatment with our endodontists removes inflammation and infection using state-of-the-art technology, and precise care, so that your general dentist can then restore your tooth so that you eat, drink and smile again as normal.
A tooth that has had Endodontic treatment can go on to last a lifetime, so if you’ve got any concerns about the health of your teeth, please be sure to get in touch with our friendly and professional team.
Private Dentistry Award for Julian Webber
Julian Webber was recently recognised for his “Outstanding Contribution to Private Dentistry” at the Private Dentistry Awards. With over 35 years dedicated to Endodontics, his role in developing this specialty in the UK has been acknowledged with this prestigious national award.