Root Canals

Advanced Root Canal treatment – gentle dental care in Essex

Root canal (endodontics) is a treatment designed to stop tooth infection in its tracks. If you’ve experienced dental trauma or are suffering from severe tooth decay that is particularly sore, it may be that an infection has spread deep into the gum and nerve.

Our team knows how painful this can be and will want to see you right away to provide you with pain relief and treat the infection. If left untreated, an infection can lead to an abscess or even tooth loss.

Worried that you may have an infection?

Here are the five signs you may require root canal treatment:

  • Severe toothache inhibiting your ability to eat or place pressure onto the tooth
  • Swollen, red gums surrounding the painful tooth
  • Extreme sensitivity to cold or hot food and drink
  • A noticeable, painful bump on the gum near the tooth
  • Discolouration of the affected tooth

How does root canal treatment work?

Root canal treatment works by removing the infection and sealing the affected tooth to preserve the underlying nerve. Canals are created deep into the tooth which is then flushed through with a powerful disinfectant that kills the harmful bacteria causing the infection.

Once the infected tooth pulp has been removed, the canals are filled to prevent re-infection and the tooth is infilled with a natural-looking composite material. Some patients will be advised to have a dental crown fitted after root canal treatment to prevent further damage to the tooth.

The Brickfields Dental Care dentists have carried out hundreds of root canal procedures for our South Woodham Ferrers community, and as such, are greatly experienced in caring for and healing damaged teeth back to their natural function.

Does root canal treatment hurt?

It is a common myth that root canal treatment is a painful procedure. This treatment is fairly routine, and your Brickfields Dental Care dentist will make sure that you feel no pain during the procedure, using a local anaesthetic to make you as comfortable as possible.

For those patients who are anxious or nervous about root canal treatment, we also offer IV sedation for extra peace of mind. You may experience slight discomfort after treatment which can be managed easily with over-the-counter painkillers.

If you’ve been experiencing tooth pain, get in touch with our compassionate dental team today.

FAQs

How long does a root canal take?

Typically, root canal treatment takes up to 30-60 minutes and may take two appointments to complete.

How successful are root canals?

Root canal success rates are very high ranging from 70-90% over 5 years.

What happens if the infection reappears?

New infections may appear after your root canal treatment despite your dentists’ best efforts to remove all bacteria. This could be because there is an undetected crack in the tooth or a breakdown of the protective inner sealing over time. If a secondary infection occurs, your dentist may retreat the area with root canal treatment or consider a more invasive method of endodontic surgery to save the tooth.

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I have always received a warm welcome from the moment I've set foot in the door. Ahmit and his colleagues are extremely professional whilst reassuring during all the treatment I have received. I would 100% recommend to anyone!
Fiona J.
Fiona J.
Very pleasant and professional receptionists and hygienist excellent. Professional all round.
Rosemary S.
Rosemary S.
Excellent treatment and amazing staff. Would highly recommend. Have been a patient here since 1996 and would not go anywhere else.Mya the trainee dental nurse is very gentle and professional and a delightful addition to the Surgery.
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ANGELA P.
Fantastic care received by my 11 year old son this morning.
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Gemma C.
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Karen B.
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Maureen P.
Always an excellent friendly service. Great staff who make you feel relaxed & more of a friend than just a patient.
Graeme B.
Graeme B.
Probably the best dentist in SWF and surrounding areas. Staff are always friendly, helpful and professional.
Oguz A.
Oguz A.
Excellent , polite, friendly, professional treatment who I would heartily recommend
TONY W.
TONY W.
So pleased to have been recommended for a consultation for dental work at Brickfields. Time was taken by Mr. Patel to explain in detail what dental treatment was required for me. I left well informed, and confident in his ability to treat me. Thank you.
Jenni H.
Jenni H.
Fantastic service from everyone, but special thanks to Amit Patel & Toni Johnson, thank you for everything.
Glenn C.
Glenn C.
A superb dentalPractice second to none
Gillian H.
Gillian H.
Beth was lovely and friendly and made my whole experience enjoyable. She explained what she was doing at every step of the way and gave me tips for at home. Thank you!
Lillie-Mae F.
Lillie-Mae F.
First visit to Hygienist (Beth). Excellent explanation of all she did and education of how to brush properly.
Jeremy B.
Jeremy B.
I went into Brickfields Dentist Surgery today with out a Smile, And I wanted to let you know , I was so Happy with the treatment I had.😊I can't remember the Gentleman's name and his Assistant, but he was Absolutely Fantastic He listened and was caring. and went above and beyond to fix me a Smile.😄Just wanted to say Thankyou so much.
Julie N.
Julie N.
Warm, informative and welcoming staff. The practice is spacious and well presented.
steven T.
steven T.
I couldn't be in better hands at Brickfields. Thank you all for helping with the Tooth extraction that didn't want to play ball! Xxx
Zoe G.
Zoe G.
I have just completed root canal treatment and I cannot fault the highly competent dentist Mitul, who completed the procedure, and Toni who assisted. The atmosphere was extremely professional and the rapport between Mitul and Toni was great which made for an easy atmosphere and consequently put any nerves at ease. The procedure was as pleasant as root canal treatment can be and apart from the initial numbing injection, was completely pain free.I would also like to add that the Covid procedures at Brickfields are excellent and you feel safe at all times.
Avril N.
Avril N.
Have had a lot of appointments with Rohit & Erin, they've made me feel really comfortable and when having a wisdom tooth out helped me feel at ease when they could see I was really nervous. Really happy with the service they have provided and would recommend
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