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Got an infected tooth? Root canal treatment can save your smile

Recently had root canal treatment carried out by Sean and very ably assisted by Claire.What a great job they did! Sean is a Rock Star of Dentistry ! Amazingly relaxed and confident. Keeps you fully informed all along the way. If you have to have root canal go here !

Ian Skidmore

Cost of root canal treatment

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Treatment time

Root canal treatment usually takes place over two visits to our endodontist spaced around a week apart. 

root canal at Riverside


  • Specialist endodontist

    At Riverside Dental, we are delighted to have a specialist endodontist to perform our root canal procedures.

  • Flexible appointment times

    You don’t need to worry that your busy schedule will prevent you from getting your root canal treatment. When you choose Riverside Dental you also have access to early morning, evening and weekend appointments which help ensure that you can receive the dental care that you need at a time that suits you.

  • Preserve your natural teeth

    Our dedicated and award-winning team are committed to helping our patients to retain their natural teeth for as long as possible. Root canal is just one treatment that we offer that makes this possible. 

an introduction to

root canal

Root canal treatment is a common dental procedure that is used to treat infections that occur in the centre part of the tooth.

These infections usually occur due to severe decay or damage that has enabled bacteria to penetrate the innermost layers of the tooth. Each tooth root extends into the jawbone and is responsible for anchoring the tooth in position in your mouth. It’s important to note that a single tooth can have more than one root canal. In fact, it’s not unusual for pre-molars and molars to have as many as four. Any or all of these can become infected.

Since oral antibiotics are ineffective at treating root canal infections, root canal treatment is the only effective method of saving the tooth. Root canal treatment involves removing infected material from the tooth root and sealing it so that no further bacteria can get inside. It is performed using local anesthetic, meaning it is largely painless.

book a Root canal

appointment today

If you have any questions about root canal treatment or to book an appointment with our experts please contact our friendly, experienced Norwich dental practice today by calling 01603 920 313. 

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How do I know if I have a root canal infection?

Root canal infections cause a range of different symptoms. Some of the most common signs that you need root canal treatment include:

  • Pain when eating or drinking food or drink that is hot or cold

  • Pain when biting or chewing

  • Swelling of the gum or face

  • Pus oozing from near the infected tooth

  • The tooth becoming darker in colour

  • A loose tooth

If you experience any of these symptoms, you should schedule an appointment with our endodontist as soon as possible as leaving the infected tooth in your mouth may make the infection worse.

What happens during root canal treatment?

Root canal treatment usually takes place over two appointments. During the first, the tooth will be opened to expose the root canals, and special tools will be used to remove all infected materials from inside them. They will then be covered with a temporary seal and left to rest. 

Around a week later you will return to have the root canals checked for signs of infection. If the infection has returned, the process will need to be repeated. If there is no infection remaining, the root canals will be filled, and the tooth permanently sealed with a filling or crown.

Does root canal treatment hurt?

This is one of the biggest worries people have about root canal treatment. Fortunately, thanks to modern anaesthetic, root canal is no more painful than getting a filling. You may find that your tooth feels a little sore and sensitive for a few days following treatment, but over the counter pain medications should be effective at keeping you comfortable. 

What will happen if I don’t get root canal treatment?

If you have an infection in the tooth root and you don't get root canal treatment, you will almost certainly find that the tooth will eventually die and either fall out of its own accord or require extraction. The infection can also spread to surrounding teeth, causing further issues for your oral health. 

How successful is root canal treatment?

Root canal is extremely successful when performed by a skilled and experienced endodontist. Many teeth that have been saved with root canal treatment can last a lifetime.

Cost of root canal treatment at Riverside

The cost of root canal treatment at Riverside Dental starts at £705. If you would like to, you could potentially spread the cost of your treatment using one of our flexible payment plans*. Please enquire about these with our reception team by calling 01603 920 313.

*Term and conditions apply.

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