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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…

Zohaib Khan
Zohaib Khan
Most amazing dental practice I have been to! Very kind and friendly staff as well a highly qualified skilled dentist! Wouldn’t go anywhere else for my teeth! Absolutely love love the results, the dentist here won’t stop until you are 110% satisfied! Excellent service specially Dr zena
Jennifer Di Costanzo
Jennifer Di Costanzo
Friendly and very kind
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Doreen Osei
I have been going to St Helier Dental Surgery for a few years now and my experience has always been a positive one. All the staff are friendly and professional. I recently had the boutique whitening treatment done with Dr Zena and she is one of the nicest people I have ever met. She genuinely cared for me as a person which put me at ease throughout the treatment. It was very uplifting to see how excited she was for the success of my treatment. It is also reassuring to see how the surgery is following government guidelines when it comes to the Covid-19 pandemic. I highly recommend this dental surgery.
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Wendy Payne
Saw Zena and Jen this morning. Incredibly happy with the service I was given. And I would highly recommend. 5 stars ladies
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Lidia Arion
I'm very grateful to Dr ZENA Al-ansari for referring my daughter for orthodontic treatment. I had their call only few days later,pleasantly surprised due to current situation. Dr Zena is very calm and patient every time we visit the surgery,explaining every step of the treatment. Thank you indeed for being dedicated to your patients! Highly reccomended surgery.
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Chris Mackenzie
Very calming and helpful always does the best for me. Dr Zena is very kind and put me at ease. Very clean practice and amazing staff.
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Francis Moorghen
Francis Moorghen
I was very pleased with my treatment. I recommend Dr Zena, she is always amazing and trying her best to help and fit me in and providing best service.

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