If you're looking for affordable and effective root canal therapy in Essex from a highly experienced dentist, our modern and highly rated clinic in Hornchurch can help.
Root canal treatment is performed by our highly skilled endodontic team which includes specialist Prosthodontst Dr Soma (GDC No: 254467), who has over 7 years extensive dentistry experience. They will eliminate and prevent disease reoccurring whilst also thoroughly cleaning the root canals inside the tooth.
Root canal treatment or root canal therapy is a specialist dental procedure which involves removing bacteria inside a severely decayed or fractured tooth and cleaning out its roots.
Every tooth contains a soft tissue inside known as pulp. Nerve and blood vessels inside the pulp travel all the way down to the root and if a tooth is severely decayed or fractured, then bacteria can enter inside the tooth and infect the soft tissue.
The affected tooth then becomes inflamed and causes tremendous pain through the nerves.
Every case we see is different and some can be very complex. Most surgical root canal treatments can take between one and two hours and patients often have to return for a second visit.
The root canal treatment begins with a local anaesthetic to numb the area around the affected tooth. Our endodontist will then remove the bacteria by thoroughly cleaning out the root canals and then disinfect and seal the tooth to prevent any bacteria from re-entering. The tooth will be sensitive for approximately 12 hours after treatment but our Endodontist may recommend taking pain killers to relieve the pain. After carrying out a treatment such as root canal therapy the original strength of the tooth naturally becomes weaker and may be prone to fracturing more easily. Our Endodontist may recommend that the tooth is restored properly by a new dental crown.
Once the pulp is destroyed, it can't heal and it is not recommended to leave an infected tooth in the mouth. The only other option is to have the tooth extracted but it is usually best to keep as many natural teeth in the mouth as possible.
"I can honestly say that this dental practice have been absolutely amazing. I came to them in Feb 2020 after I was let down by my practice in Upminster and was in severe pain just before my ski trip to Bulgaria. Sophie on reception was SO helpful and quickly booked me in with Dr Somi for my consultation for a root canal on the same day.
I later came in for my treatment which was a huge relief as it was before my trip and I was scared that if not treated it would have ruined my holiday. I was so impressed with how professional they all were and that I was in the hands of a very experienced Endodontist.
Lockdown happened and I was left with a temporary filling which was only supposed to be in for 6 weeks but its been 6 months and was unable to have it replaced. I have been in recently and with the help of Jackie and Lisa (hygienist ) they have made it possible for me to be treated ASAP as this filling won’t hold much longer.
I feel like they have been so amazing and empathetic which you don’t see much of these days as they genuinely wanted to help me not after the money. I’d give these guys 10 stars is I could.
I highly recommend them!! You will not be disappointed and everyone there is so helpful and friendly. Thank you so much, especially Lisa, Jackie, Dr Somi and the lovely Sophie."
If you are experiencing a swelling around a tooth, in severe pain or you are looking for a root canal specialist, please contact a member of our team at Harrow Dental Practice immediately.
Call us on 01708 479717 to book an appointment