NHS Dentist Welling Kent Bellegrove Dental Surgery

201 Bellegrove Road, Welling, Kent, DA16 3RA

Root Canal Treatment - Welling, Kent

We understand that the idea of a root canal can be a bit daunting, but our team is committed to turning what could be a stressful experience into a positive one. With a combination of expert care and genuine warmth, we make sure every part of your treatment is as comfortable as possible.

What is a root canal treatment?

A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed, and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. It sounds a bit technical, but the goal is simple: stop the pain and save your tooth.

Why consider a root canal?

Relieves pain: The procedure itself is painless and can relieve the intense pain caused by infection.
Saves your teeth: We help you keep your natural teeth, maintaining your smile and the ability to chew comfortably.
Prevents spread of infection: Getting a root canal stops the infection in its tracks, protecting your oral health.
Looks and feels natural: After a root canal, the tooth is restored and functions just like any other tooth.

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Our approach

We know that the key to a successful root canal is not just advanced technology, but also a gentle hand and a friendly approach. Here’s how we do it:

Warm welcome: From your first consultation, you’ll feel the difference. We take the time to discuss your needs and answer your questions.
Gentle preparation: We use local anaesthesia to ensure you won’t feel a thing during the procedure.
Expert care: Our experienced endodontists are meticulous in removing the infection and protecting your tooth.
Personal touch: We carefully shape and fill the tooth, making sure it looks natural and feels great.
Follow-up: We’re here for you even after the procedure, ensuring your recovery is smooth and you’re completely satisfied.

Frequently Asked Questions

A root canal procedure itself is usually not painful thanks to local anesthesia. After the treatment, some discomfort or mild pain might be experienced, which can generally be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.

The three stages of root canal treatment are:

  • Cleaning: The infected pulp is removed, and the canals are cleaned.
  • Shaping: The canals are shaped to receive the filling material.
  • Filling: The canals are filled with a biocompatible material to seal them

Most patients find that the pain leading up to the root canal due to infection is more severe than the procedure itself. With modern techniques and anesthesia, the procedure is typically pain-free, though some might experience mild discomfort.

Yes, a root canal can be redone on the NHS if necessary. This is typically considered if the original treatment did not successfully clear the infection or if new decay occurs.

Root canal treatments usually require two visits. The first visit involves removing the infected pulp and cleaning the root canal. The tooth is then temporarily sealed. In the second visit, the canal is filled and the tooth is permanently sealed with a filling or crown to prevent reinfection.

Not everyone needs a crown after a root canal. Front teeth which are not primarily used for chewing might only need a filling. However, molars and premolars usually require crowns due to their significant role in chewing

It’s recommended to get a crown as soon as possible after a root canal to prevent the tooth from fracturing. Waiting longer than a few weeks can risk damage to the tooth, especially if it is heavily used for chewing.

We guarantee your comfort!

With us, you can forget the stressful, daunting dental visits! At Bellegrove Dental, our team will always make sure that each visit is always relaxing, swift, and designed around your individual needs!

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