When a tooth becomes infected patients can sometimes experience severe pain and discomfort and root canal treatment is often required if the patient wishes to save the tooth. At Pearl dental clinic, we have provided same day root canal treatments for 11 years. This private service is available both to patients registered with the practice and to new patients. You can book dental appointments online 24 hours a day and if necessary have root canal treatment carried out on the same day.
For more complex root canal treatments, we have an on-site Specialist Endodontist (root canal treatment Specialist) who carries out all root canal treatments under microscope magnification.
Normally there is no pain when root canal treatment is being carried out. However, in cases where an acute tooth abscess exists, there is a chance that the local anaesthesia might struggle to fully anaesthetise the tooth. We always use plenty of local anaesthetic and allow sufficient time for the local anaesthetic to work in order to make the treatment as painless as possible.
There maybe some residual pain after root canal treatment is completed but this pain usually settles down after 2 days and is greatly reduced by taking painkillers.
Following root canal treatment on molars (back of the mouth teeth), it is highly advised that the tooth is crowned because root filled teeth can fracture when placed under high bite forces at the back of the mouth. Front of the mouth root filled incisor teeth usually do not need a crown as bite forces on those teeth is much less.
In some cases, root canal treatment is not sufficient by itself to remove all the infection from a tooth. This could lead to patients requiring an Apicectomy microsurgery, which treats infections outside of the root. In more mild infection cases, pulpotomy can be carried out instead of root canal treatment. If the patient does not wish to save an infected tooth, an alternative treatment to root canal treatment is tooth extraction.
At Pearl Dental Clinic, you can spread the cost of your dental treatment interest-free with our 0% dental finance plans.