Root Canal Treatment Explained

  • Here at EndoCare we are experts at diagnosing and treating dental pain and infection. Whether you have been referred to us by your dentist, or you have found us online, we will always treat you with the greatest of care, and will be on hand to guide and support you through every step of the way.

Root Canal Treatment at EndoCare

When you visit us for the first time, we will normally arrange for you to have a consultation with one of our team of highly experienced specialist Endodontists. During this consultation we may need to take a number of X-Rays so we can fully assess your condition and present you with a full range of treatment options. Once we have discussed your situation and you have decided upon the treatment option that best meets your needs, we will then arrange one or more appointment sessions in which we will carry out your treatment.

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To make root canal treatment a little clearer, we have outlined some of the procedures we carry out below. Please remember, these are only a basic outline and if you have any questions at all regarding any element of your treatment with us, our warm and friendly team will always be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

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The Normal (Healthy) Situation

The visible part of the tooth is protected by hard enamel, covering a layer of dentin. Inside the tooth is the pulp, a collection of nerve and blood vessels in a jelly-like connective tissue, extending from the crown of the tooth to the tip of the roots where it connects to surrounding tissue. This pulp, often called the nerve, is important, keeping the tooth healthy by bringing in nutrients, which helps the tooth to repair itself to some extent. The nerves act as an early warning system, alerting us to problems by causing pain


The only other alternative to Endodontic treatment is extraction of the tooth. The extracted tooth must then be replaced with an implant, bridge or removable partial denture to restore chewing function and to prevent adjacent teeth from moving about. Because these options require extensive surgery or dental procedures on adjacent healthy teeth, they can be far more costly and time-consuming than Endodontic treatment and restoration of the natural tooth. The bottom line is, no matter how effective tooth replacements are, nothing is as good as your own natural tooth.

The Disease Process

Root canal treatment becomes necessary when the soft pulp inside the root canal becomes inflamed or infected, due to deep decay, cracks or fractures in the tooth, or even sometimes dental treatment such as bleaching. Symptoms of inflammation may include tenderness and pain, with sensitivity to heat and cold or pain on biting. Treatment involves removal of the inflamed tissue and generally has a very high success rate. If the damage is more prolonged or severe, the pulp can break down and bacteria can grow, causing infection and abscesses – pus forming in the bone. Treatment for this is more difficult, as very thorough bacterial control is required. Symptoms may involve pain and swelling in the nearby bone and gums.



Patient Testimonials

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 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
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
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
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
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 very much for the wonderful work you did for me. I can smile again!

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Zita Drew
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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Our Root Canal Treatment Clinic Locations


Harley Street Clinic
99 Harley Street

Contact this Clinic:
Call us: 0207 224 0999
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Richmond Clinic
4-6 George Street
Surrey TW9 1JY

Contact this Clinic:
Call us: 0208 912 1340
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    Using the latest surgical techniques we help save teeth even if root canal treatment is not possible.