Root Canal in Warwick

Ben­e­fits of Root Canal

  • State of the art practice

  • Local independent practice

  • Highly experienced clinicians

  • Taking on new patients

Root canal ther­a­py is often the last resort to help save a bad­ly decayed tooth. If you’re in pain due to an infec­tion or den­tal abscess, this treat­ment will help to remove the source of pain. It’s often the last resort before we would con­sid­er an extraction.

When an infection spreads to the dental pulp, you will experience intense pain for a while before this eventually subsides. This happens when more of the tooth root dies, but people wrongly assume that issue is better because the pain has done away. When the infection returns, it will be more intense than before. 

Choosing root canal treatment will help to:

  • Remove the source of pain
  • Prevent re-infection
  • Preserve your natural tooth
  • Avoid the need for an extraction

The root canal procedure

Many patients dread root canal treatment because it has a reputation for being painful. This is simply because it's more difficult for a dentist to completely numb an infected or "hot" tooth. We take the time to make sure you are completely numb before we begin to make the treatment more comfortable.

We start by exposing the pulp and then remove the infected tissue with small tools. We rinse out the canals and then fill them with dental cement to provide strength to the tooth. Finally, we can top the tooth with a filling or a crown, depending on the extent of the damage.

The impor­tance of retain­ing the nat­ur­al tooth

Root canal therapy will always be better than an extraction as it will help to preserve your bite. A missing tooth will need to be replaced with a crown, denture or dental implant, which is an additional cost. Extracting the tooth can also cause damage to surrounding teeth. With root canal treatment, you'll be able to preserve your natural teeth and avoid further treatments or complications.

our team

Get to know the team behind the treat­ments. We are proud to have built a team of experts and indus­try lead­ers. Meet the den­tal sur­geons, den­tists, den­tal nurs­es and sup­port staff that will help sup­port you on your jour­ney to bet­ter oral health.


What to expect from your treat­ment journey

We want you to feel empow­ered and informed every step of the way. Under­stand what to expect dur­ing your treat­ment with this sim­ple guide. Your exact treat­ment plan might change, but this will be explained dur­ing your consultation.

Many people realise they need a root canal because of intense pain from a dental abscess. If you are in pain, book an emergency appointment to see our team to address your immediate pain. We can then arrange a follow-up appointment to arrange your root canal therpary.

We use small tools to remove the decaying pulp from your tooth before flushing it out to minimise the risk that the infection could return.

We use special materials to strengthen the tooth and fill the cavity. We then seal the top with a filling to prevent the infection from returning.

If the tooth has been extensively damaged, we'll place a crown on top to help protect it and provide additional support.

Fre­quent­ly Asked Questions

It’s com­mon to have lots of ques­tions about your treat­ment. We’ve answered some of the most pop­u­lar ques­tions below.

Root canal treatment has a bad reputation, likely because it is nearly always carried out on an infected tooth. A tooth with an active infection is more difficult to make completely numb, which is why special attention is required when placing the local anaesthetic. This can help to reduce the chance of discomfort during the treatment.

If you visit for an emergency appointment, it is unlikely that we will complete the root canal on the same day. We will address the underlying infection and the pain and then schedule a follow up for the root canal treatment.

The issue will not go away and it could get a lot worse. Left untreated, an infected tooth can cause the infection to spread the to jaw bone resulting in bone loss. It could also spread to the blood and become life threatening. While a root canal might be uncomfortable, it will provide relief from your symptoms.