General Dentistry

Root Canal Therapy

Toothaches are painful, our dentists can relieve any discomfort you may have.

Root Canal Therapy Belfast

About Service

If you have a severe toothache this can be as a result of trauma or decay causing the nerve to react and eventually die. The nerve of your teeth may need to be removed and a deep filling called a root canal filling is placed. Our sympathetic team will ensure this is done as painlessly as possible. It really isn't as scary as it sounds.

Root canal therapy in Belfast & Hillsborough is required when the pulp or tissue within the tooth becomes infected. This can happen due to tooth decay, trauma or a heavily filled tooth.  The root canal treatment involves cleaning and filling the root canals which will save the tooth and prevent further pain and infection. You may not experience any pain or discomfort during the early stages of an infection, however if your tooth changes colour and darkens that is a sign that your tooth nerve is in danger of dying. If left untreated, this kind of infection can not only be very painful, but can lead to a tooth abscess or even tooth loss.

Length of procedure

Approximately 60 minutes

Cost

Members: From £300

Non Members: From £330

Frequently Asked Questions

Some of the frequently asked questions

What does the procedure involve?

Usually root canal treatment is done over two visits. The infection is removed from the tooth which is then sealed to protect the damaged nerve and restore you back to good oral health. Anesthetic is used to keep you comfortable throughout the process. Don't believe the horror stories you hear about root canal treatment, the procedure is very similar to getting a filling.

Will I feel any pain?

Root canal treatment is very similar to having an ordinary filling done. Patients rarely experience any pain due to the effectiveness of local anesthetic.

How long will the treatment take?

This will depend on the tooth and the complexity of the case. Root canal treatment is usually done over two visits. On the first visit the nerve is removed and a temporary dressing is placed, this takes approximately 20 - 30 minutes. At the second visit the root canals are filled and a permanent filling is placed, this usually takes around 60 minutes.

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