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What is Root Canal Treatment?

Believe it or not, all teeth have a nerve and blood supply which enables us to pick up pain, pressure, temperature. The nerve is in located in the centre of the tooth and lives in channels in the root called canals.

Due to tooth decay, injury to the tooth or gum disease, the nerve supply to the tooth can become infected, which results in tooth ache. This is the tooth’s way of telling us that something is wrong, but can also make it difficult for you to go about your daily routine and may even stop you from eating or drinking as you’d like.

To resolve this problem, the root canal system needs to be cleaned out and disinfected to remove the bacteria and dead nerve that is present. This is known as root canal treatment or endodontic treatment.

How is root canal treatment carried out?

After ensuring the tooth is completely numb and that you cannot feel anything, a rubber sheet is placed on the tooth to separate it from the rest of the mouth. The centre of the tooth is then accessed, and thin instruments are used to clean out the nerve and bacteria. The tooth is cleaned out with a disinfectant solution to further ensure it is sterile and clean.

Once the channels in the tooth have been appropriately cleaned and disinfected, the root is filled with rubber percha to stop any bugs getting back down the root. The success rates of root canal fillings can be high.

Alternatives to having a root canal treatment would be to extract and replace the tooth with a denture, a bridge or an implant. Or simply leaving the space.

If you are anxious, please let us know. We are highly experienced and give you the time you require to help relax you and make you feel comfortable during the treatment.

Need Emergency Root Canal Treatment?

Call us to enquire a same-day Dental Appointment. 02031462123.

Frequently Asked Questions

It can take 1-3 visits to complete root canal treatment.

Thankfully, no! We routinely use a strong anaesthetic to ensure you are completely numb and do not feel any pain during the procedure.

Only if your tooth is infected it can be a little sore for a brief moment or two during the procedure.

There can be a little discomfort for 3-5 days after the procedure. This is usually controlled with over the counter painkillers.

The fee depends on the complexity of the root canal filling. The range of fees would be a band 2 charge on the NHS to £600.

Not all teeth ae suitable for root canal treatment. Should you require this treatment your dentist will be able to advise you at your appointment.

All treatment in the mouth can and will eventually fail. Nevertheless, success rates can be as high as 90% if the treatment can be carried out predictably.

The reasons why root canal treatments fail is if you develop a crack in your tooth, new decay, or if the tooth is not protected with an onlay or a crown.

Sometimes it is possible to redo root canal treatments. The alternative to root canal treatment would to have the tooth removed and consider replacement with a denture, bridge or implant.

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Amir K
Amir K
The staff at this practice are unparalleled! The most friendly and helpful staff I have ever had the experience of dealing with at a dental practice. Rahana and Usman have not only saved the day countless times for me personally, but are always such a joy to interact with. Thank you for making the dental experience so much better!
Patricia Paraschiv
Patricia Paraschiv
I am thrilled to express my immense gratitude for the exceptional care provided by Dr. orthodontist Suhaym Mubeen. The level of dedication, compassion, and professionalism exhibited by him surpasses all expectations. Dr. Suhaym's approach is marked by thoroughness, thoughtfulness, and meticulousness. His genuine concern for his patients is unparalleled. As a perfectionist, I greatly appreciated his unwavering attention to detail throughout my two-year treatment. His passion for his chosen profession is evident, and his involvement and care were nothing short of outstanding. One of the aspects that truly sets Dr. Suhaym apart is his willingness to take the time to explain each step of the treatment process, ensuring that I understood the purpose and benefits of every decision made. His explanations helped me make well-informed choices for my long-term oral health, instilling confidence and trust in his expertise. Every visit to Dr. Suhaym's office was a joyful experience, thanks not only to the exceptional services he provides but also to his exceptional team of colleagues, including the hygienists and general dentistry practitioners. The reception staff deserves a special mention for their friendliness, professionalism, and ability to create a welcoming and enjoyable atmosphere. I consider myself incredibly fortunate to be a patient of this outstanding practice. In summary, there are simply not enough words of thanks to adequately convey my gratitude to Dr. Suhaym Mubeen. His level of care, commitment, and professionalism is truly second to none. I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone in search of an orthodontist who will go above and beyond to provide an exceptional experience and deliver outstanding results.
Oliver L
Oliver L
Went to Oak Hill dental pratice to have my wisdom tooth removed, this was my first tooth extraction however Dr Ali was very empathetic, alivated any nerves I had and was very quick with the procedure. Highly recommended!
Will Hooper
Will Hooper
Just finished my final Invisalign session with orthodontist Suhaym Mubeen and felt compelled to leave a review after the incredible service I've received from him and his team over the past year. His diligence and attention to detail has been amazing and I am beyond happy with the results. He works and communicates with great clarity and care. And whilst he conducts himself very professionally, he does so with a warm, friendly energy that has honestly made the whole experience really nice. What a legend.
alan croucher
alan croucher
I received first class treatment from Dr. Ali. Dental treatment is never a pleasure but the process of installing an implant was virtually painless and the procedure was competently conducted.
sumayya choudry
sumayya choudry
Fantastic dentist practice. Ive had wisdom teeth problems for over 4 years and recently had a coronectomy on both sides at a NHS hospital near me. One side would not heal and I was in constant pain, I was told for 6 months that it has healed and the pain is jaw related and I should just continue with pain killers. I sent the photos and x-rays to Dr Ali and he was more than happy to walk me through what needed to be done and spent time listening to me and was genuinely interested in helping (and not in it for a profit as I've had in other private practices). I am now pain free after months of constant pain, and I am so grateful to Dr Ali and his team for their help.
Androulla Kilikita
Androulla Kilikita
5 star implant done at oakhill dental practice, very pleased, but a bit more expensive as I needed a bone graft
Jose Martin
Jose Martin
Always easy peasy
tony sobers
tony sobers
It took seven weeks to go from smashed front teeth to veneers and a perfect smile thanks to Dr Ali and the team at Oak Hill Dental Practice. Eight weeks before my wedding I fell and suffered serious damage to my face and teeth. Over the following weeks and a series of appointments Dr Ali set about repairing the damage, each session gave me more hope that I’d have a toothy grin for my wedding photos. Dr Ali and the team were totally supportive and reassuring during the treatment. And the result of the dental work was amazing, I had to tell people I’d had an injury, they wouldn’t have known otherwise. I’m loathed to change dentists and despite moving away from the area I stayed with Oak Hill as I know they are great, that confidence paid off. I can thoroughly recommend the entire team at Oak Hill Dental Practice, you’ll be in good hands
Mike Bliss
Mike Bliss
After recently finishing a series of dental treatments, leading to the fitting of a new implant and two replacement crowns for my front teeth, I have nothing but the highest praise for the team at the Oak Hill Dental & Implant Centre. After the initial consultation, assessment, and CT scan - which revealed insufficient bone to take an implant - Dr Moshin Ali drafted an impressive four-phase plan which was described to me clearly and professionally and in a manner that put me completely at ease. The most daunting procedures - including both bone and gum grafting surgeries - went extremely well, and the aftercare was excellent with follow up calls from the doctor's reassuringly calm and efficient assistant, Mihaela. As we came towards the end of the treatments Moshin took a great deal of time and care to achieve a very natural look and I am delighted with the results. Kudos also to Steve and the other receptionists who are always most welcoming, patient and helpful when you arrive or call. I have no hesitation in recommending this practise. Thank you so much!
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