Root Canal Treatment

An endodontist is someone who specialises in root canal treatment, saving vital pulps and understanding the health and diseased state of tooth pulp and related structures. It is a complicated dental procedure and requires a high level of skill and experience. Dr Nooshin Vasfi is a registered specialist in endodontics with the General Dental Council. Her philosophy and the philosophy of Premier Smile is to save the natural tooth where possible and preserve patients' beautiful smiles. She has many years of experience in treating complex endodontic cases and has a high success rate.

What is Root Canal Treatment?

Root Canal Treatment is needed when the pulp (the soft tissue at the centre of the tooth) becomes infected or inflamed; or when there is an abscess at the end of the root. You may experience:

  • A throbbing pain
  • Pain or sensitivity when eating hot and cold food
  • Pain on biting
  • Possible swelling to the face
  • Lumps resembling a gum boil above the tooth
  • Discomfort or dull toothache

It is possible that you don’t experience any of these and routine X-rays show that infection is present. The root canal treatment will remove bacteria using specialist equipment and seal the tooth with a filling or a crown. If the pulp is not treated this can lead to the need to extract the tooth. However we always try to avoid this happening.

Before any treatment starts we will explain the procedure in full and the associated costs. You will be able to ask any questions you may have and make an informed decision.

The treatment is pain and stress free. Dr Nooshin Vasfi will make sure you are completely numb before any treatment commences. Also additional anaesthetic can be given during the treatment to ensure you are completely comfortable. She uses advanced modern technology to carry out the procedure and will always take her time to ensure the best results are achieved.

Following your treatment your jaw may be tender for a few days after treatment and you may also have mild discomfort from and around the treated tooth. It is extremely important that after your treatment you maintain excellent oral health, to avoid the infection returning. You also need to continue to visit the dentist regularly to reduce the chances of suffering any further problems.