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Root Canal Treatment

If a tooth or teeth get infected, then root canal treatment is a long-lasting solution and a fantastic option for many people. Our dentists in St Helier are experienced practitioners that can remove the infection and install a root canal, which is often a permanent fix if they are cared for correctly.

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What Is Root Canal Treatment?

Root canal treatment or therapy (endodontics) can save an infected tooth from needing to be extracted and also stops the infection in its tracks. The treatment involves removing the infected pulp from the innermost part of the tooth.

The pulp is made up of soft tissue, including nerves and blood vessels, and extends from the crown to the tips of the root. Damage to the pulp is normally caused by decay, a deep filling or trauma to the tooth. Symptoms can include pain, increased sensitivity to temperature, discolouration of the affected tooth, a metallic taste, gum tenderness or swelling.

Root Canal Treatment steps

Root canal therapy usually requires several appointments and at our Saint Helier surgery, it will depend on the type of tooth being treated. When the custom tooth has been prepared, it will be covered and temporarily restored until the next appointment.

  • The infected pulp is removed under a local anaesthetic and the root canals are flushed with an anti-bacterial solution
  • The canals are expertly shaped with tiny, flexible instruments and washed again to remove any debris
  • The freshly cleaned root canals are then filled to seal the tooth and prevent bacteria from entering
  • The tooth is finally topped off with a permanent filling or crown to help restore tooth shape and functionality

How to Care for Your Root Canal

Like any dental treatment, it is so important that you look after your teeth to ensure it stays healthy and in good condition. Make sure you keep on top of brushing and flossing your teeth properly, to ensure they stay in great condition.

If looked after properly, your root canal treated tooth should remain trouble-free. Even though the pulp has been removed, the tooth will stay intact as the canals have been sealed and re-infection prevented. Regular check-ups are recommended so any problems can be detected early.

Opt for Quality Root Canal Treatment in St Helier

At our friendly dental practice in Sutton and Morden, we have a team of dentists that have years of experience performing high-quality root canals. With an array of qualifications, our expert dental practitioners can offer you a professional service, to ensure you have a smile you are proud of.

We understand the importance of experiencing a great service and receiving sage advice and we strive to offer this to our patients, in the Saint Helier area.

To learn more about root canal treatment visit our local St. Helier Dental Surgery, or contact us. You can also register with us if you are looking for a local and reliable dentist and are searching for great treatment in the Morden and Sutton area.

Frequently Asked Questions – FAQ

How painful is a root canal?

A local anaesthetic will be used to numb your teeth and gums to avoid pain during the treatment.

How long does a root canal take?

Root canal treatments take 30 to 60 minutes, unless it’s a complex procedure which can take around 90 minutes. Two appointments are usually required for this type of procedure.

What is root canal treatment?

Root canal treatment can prevent an infected tooth from needing to be extracted and stops the infection. The infected pulp will be removed from the tooth.

Is it better to pull a tooth or get a root canal?

It is generally recommended to keep the tooth as long as you take care of your dental hygiene afterwards. This removes the need for more treatment.

Is a tooth dead after a root canal?

Yes, after the treatment the tooth is dead and there will no longer be any pain due to the removal of nerve tissue.

What People Say…

Lisa Lambert
Lisa Lambert
2021-11-22
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The smiling reception is always professional and friendly and I was so pleased when my Dentist, Dr. Deval, took time to inform me of my choices which were best for me personally. A refreshing change. A smashing Dentist, Tuba and her lovely assistant Sanju have taken over from Dr Deval. Tuba, cares about her patients and works towards them keeping a healthy smile, she's a credit to the Dentist profession as is her assistant Sanju. She got rid of an abscess painlessly and on my next appointment she miraculously saved my tooth for which I am so grateful. Valentina and Sarah who work on the reception desk are always welcoming and very helpful. Many thanks to a great Dentist and her team. L Lambert.
Pavel Jagodzinski
Pavel Jagodzinski
2021-10-10
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I'm so grateful for all the effort and support during my two visits with Dr Tuba Pishgharavol at St Helier Dental Surgery in Morden. Dr Pishgharavol is really a professional, and at the same time showed her passion and commitment in very complicated a root canal treatment. However, all other staff is very polite, friendly and helpful. I would not hesitate to recommend this dental practice to my friends.
nicky lynch
nicky lynch
2021-10-08
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Highly recommended, all staff are professional and polite and really know what they are talking about. I wouldn’t consider putting mine or my families dental care in any other practices hands . Excellent service all round
Lilly Sineen
Lilly Sineen
2021-10-04
Verified
Great customer experience from Fatima Ali and her team today. Warm, friendly and put me at ease. We discussed all my options regarding improving my teeth and even had a CT scan on my mouth. Very impressed with the setup and knowledge of the lovely crew. Highly recommended. Thank you for an enjoyable second visit. K. Lilliana Sineen
Jan Showell
Jan Showell
2021-09-24
Verified
Very good professional service. The practice has a calm and helpful feel about it. I was very pleased with the tooth whitening treatment. The results are better then I expected and the treatment was easy to apply and comfortable to use. I would recommend this surgery for nervous patients like me.
Sioned Davies
Sioned Davies
2021-09-17
Verified
Had a wonderful service at St Helier with Dr Tuba Pishgharavol and the lovely receptionists Sarah and Valentina. Would recommend highly. Thank you all 🙂

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