Root Canal Treatment
Root Canal Treatment is a painless process and patients can walk away and go to work that afternoon
Corona Virus – Dental Update
Issue Date: 15/6/2020
Life Dental & Wellbeing is now open.
We are not running at full capacity yet as we are phasing our return to the new normal so please be patient if you are struggling to get through to us or waiting to hear back from you about an appointment. As expected, the way we operate will be a bit different but please do be reassured that we will continue to look after you and your oral health in a safe clinical environment.
If you have a dental appointment in the coming weeks we will be contacting you the day before to talk through the appointment procedure and ensure that you are happy to attend.
If you have a dental emergency please call the practice during normal working hours and we will endeavour to help you, however please be aware that there are some restrictions on the treatments we can undertake during the current Alert Status. Outside normal working hours and at weekends or on Bank Holidays please call the practice for further information that will guide you through the Out of Hours service.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
Ben Pearson and the team
What does it involve?Meticulously cleaning and disinfecting the inside of the tooth and then filling it to prevent infection.
How many appointments?One to two 60-90 minute appointments.
How much does it cost?Dependant on the tooth and treatment -between £480 - £680
What is Root Canal treatment?
For teeth with large fillings, deep decay or those that are traumatised the nerve can die which in turn can lead to a toothache or even an abscess.
In such instances, as an alternative to removing the tooth we will recommend a root filling or root canal therapy as it is also known. This involves cleaning out the inside root space of the tooth and filling it with a rubber like material called gutta percha.
The procedure can be technically demanding and take one or two long appointments, but the end result of saving a tooth is preferable to a gap.
Due to the inherent weakening of a root filled tooth we often recommend that such teeth are subsequently crowned in order to help protect the remaining tooth structure.
Claire Jordan does all our root canal therapy using a state of the art Zeiss microscope which ensures optimal quality and a better long term prognosis.