• If you have any questions or concerns about root canal treatment, please contact one of our practices where a member of our team will be more than happy to help and advise you on any aspect of your treatment with us.

Our Patients’ Most Frequently Asked Questions

At EndoCare, our patients are our number one priority. We aim to treat every patient with warmth and honest empathy, and will listen to any fears or concerns you may have. To help put you at ease, we have answered some of the more common questions our patients ask us below.

What is root canal treatment?

Root canal treatment is a means of saving a tooth that may be damaged by decay, fracture or infection. The purpose of the treatment is to restore the tooth and the surrounding tissue to health, relieving you of pain and infection while avoiding the need to have the tooth removed.

What is an Endodontist?

An Endodontist is a dentist who deals specifically with dental pain and infection. As experts in root canal treatment and surgery, Endodontists undertake many years of additional training in order to provide the highest standard of care possible.

Will my treatment be painful?

This is the biggest concern of all dental patients. Part of our particular speciality at EndoCare is to make sure any procedure we carry out is as comfortable and pain-free as possible. We use the latest injection techniques, such as the Wand, as well as stronger anaesthetics to make sure that you will not feel anything during the entire procedure.

How will I feel after my treatment?

There will inevitably be some bruising following any procedure, but in most cases, this bruising will subside quickly. After your treatment we will advise you on any pain medication that may help you, and in the more complex cases, we will provide you with precise care instructions to make your recovery as quick and as pain-free as possible.

Will a lot of X-Rays be taken?

X-Rays will have to be taken to assess and monitor your treatment and healing. We will always keep the number of X-Rays we take to a minimum, and you can rest assured that we only use the very latest digital X-Ray equipment that produces high quality X-Ray images at only 10–20% of the ‘normal’ X-Ray dose.

How long does treatment normally take?

Depending on how complex your treatment is, we aim to complete treatment in a single visit of between one and two hours. If the tooth is very infected, or if the treatment is an emergency visit, we will ensure immediate or urgent pain and infection control is taken care of, then everything else is normally completed during the next visit.

A couple of hours! How will I cope?

We normally put a sheet of rubber around the tooth and use a little prop so that your jaw doesn’t get tired – we will even put a film on for you to watch. It is not uncommon for our patients to fall asleep during treatment. If you are particularly nervous, additional sedation can always be arranged to really cut down on any stress during the procedure.

Do I need a dentist to refer me to you?

Ideally you do need to be referred to us by your regular dentist, but we do welcome self-referrals too. However, as the diagnosis is often unclear in these cases, we prefer to book a consultation appointment so that we can advise you on all aspects of treatment. Please contact us for more information.

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Patient Testimonials

Thank you so much for looking after our nanny Noelia! Thank you also for offering her such a generous discount for your excellent treatment. She asked me to pass on her thanks also. With best wishes.

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Quentin McCoach
I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you and Mr. Sultan for the excellent patient care I received last week. My reluctance to proceed with the surgical treatment was apparent, but with your advice and reassurance, I am sure that I made the right decision. The procedure, though ...

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Anne
This is just to thank you for the root-canal treatment which you carried out on my tooth last Tuesday afternoon. All has now settled down and I can chew on the tooth as normal. I think that we both had a tough ninety minutes last Tuesday but for me it ...

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David Thomson
Thank you for treating my dental pain, it was a great relief! Thank you also for the care I received while visiting your practice.

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Fraser Gray
Thankyou so much for once again saving a difficult tooth!!  Another thankyou is due to you for your gift to my daughter of the recipe book written by your aunt. Noelle returned to Dubai with the book firmly tucked under her arm. She returns in July for the summer and ...

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Sheila Ferris
Just a quick but BIG thank you all for making what was a frightening and miserable procedure into an experience I could hanle. If there had been more people like you all, I would have a much healthier mouth. It was a pleasure meeting you and your kindness is much ...

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Georgia F
Just to say thanks for the coffees & friendly, supportive chats. You certainly helped to take the edge off a stressful time for us.

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Rod & Sue Witheridge
Thank you very much for the wonderful work you did for me. I can smile again!

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Zita Drew

Our Clinic Locations

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Harley Street Clinic
99 Harley Street
London
W1G 6AQ

Contact this Clinic:
Call us: 0207 224 0999
Email us: CLICK HERE

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Richmond Clinic
4-6 George Street
Richmond
Surrey TW9 1JY

Contact this Clinic:
Call us: 0208 912 1340
Email us: CLICK HERE

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EndoCare - FAQs

  • Root Canal Treatment

    You may require root canal treatment if you have pain or swelling associalted with your teeth.

  • Root Canal Re-Treatment

    We can help if you are having problems with teeth previously root canal treated by other dentists.

  • Endodontic Microsurgery

    Using the latest surgical techniques we help save teeth even if root canal treatment is not possible.