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Root Canal Treatment

Specialist-Led Root Canal Treatment

An infection or inflammation related to the root canal in your tooth may leave you in considerable pain and discomfort, worrying about the treatment you need, whether the problem will spread, and whether you’ll lose the tooth.

Root canal inflammation or infection may come with severe toothache and sensitivity. In some cases, there may be no symptoms, but the problem may be brought to your attention by your general dentist during a routine check-up.
The infection or inflammation is caused by bacteria in the root canal deep inside your tooth, and you will need a root canal treatment to stop the spread of this to save the affected tooth.

Although a root canal treatment may sound scary, it really isn’t. At SmileHQ, our endodontic team is led by Specialist Endodontist Rose Mulvey. Specialist Endodontists have extra training and qualifications in root canal treatment.

Rose uses evidence-based techniques alongside digital and microscope technology to obtain the best possible outcome and ensures your comfort throughout the procedure. Her kind, friendly approach and wealth of experience mean a lot of her patients actually fall asleep during the procedure as they are so relaxed!


The Root Cause

We often pay close attention to the visible part of our teeth, but they also have roots that join with the jawbone below the gum-line.

There is a living portion inside each tooth, below the tough outer layers of enamel and dentine, called the dental pulp.
Dental pulp comprises nerve endings, connective tissue, cells, and blood vessels. The dental pulp goes right down into the root canal.

If you have damage or decay to the outside of your tooth, bacteria can penetrate and cause the dental pulp to become inflamed or infected. Inflammation and Infection will spread inside the tooth and eventually lead to the nerve dying.

There can then be issues in the gums and jaw bone such as bone loss, swelling or a draining abscess (pus).

Symptoms include
pain while eating

Root Canal Inflammation or Infection Symptoms

Toothache is initially a sign of tooth decay. However, as this decay worsens, the inside of your tooth (or the pulp) becomes irreversibly inflamed and then infected.

While it’s essential to have all toothache checked, the following are signs that you may have irreversible inflammation or infection involving the root canal and will need prompt treatment:

  • Pain while eating or biting
  • Prolonged sensitivity to hot and cold food and beverages
  • Pain at night
  • Spontaneous pain that may be very severe and does not always respond to painkillers
  • The tooth appears darker
  • Pus oozing from the gum around, above or below the tooth
  • Swelling in the areas surrounding the tooth

Your Root Canal Treatment

After thorough assessment of your symptoms and the affected tooth, Rose will begin by numbing the area. She will access the root canal inside your tooth. She will clean the bacteria and matter from inside these canals using tiny files and fluids with the aid of the dental microscope.

Once the cleaning has been completed, Rose will seal the canals to help prevent reinfection and promote healing. She will also repair and seal the surface of the tooth with a filling. We may suggest returning to have a crown placed later. A dental crown will protect the tooth from breaking or cracking in the future

After your procedure, the majority of the pain from the inflammation or infection will usually have gone. In some cases, this relief is instant. It may take a few days to go fully. You will feel numb for a few hours, and you may have some post-treatment discomfort. However, this can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain relief.


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Kelli Hoad
Reviewed on Google

Absolutely fantastic treatment from start to finish. My daughter was extremely anxious about having root canal treatment, but says she could barely feel anything. Rose (Endodontist) has a very professional and calming manner. The whole experience was the best experience my daughter has had at a dental practice. Belle (Nurse) was also so kind and caring, helping to completely put my daughter at ease. I can’t recommend Smile HQ and its staff enough. Also ladies on reception go above and beyond to Welcome you and put you at ease. Special mention to Hannah, for helping us get the quickest correct type of appointment, thoroughly answering all our questions. Seamless experience 😊

Tara Bethell
Reviewed on Google

I am absolutely over the moon with my teeth transformation! I have always hated my smile and now I can’t stop smiling ! Dr Pola and the whole team at smile HQ were amazing from start to finish. The clinic is beautiful, clean & calming – would massively recommend!

Carissa Headley
Reviewed on Google

The atmosphere was so peaceful. The staff are friendly and welcoming. They listened to my needs and considered my comfort every step of the way. I would definitely recommend. I felt so confident walking out after just one clean. Already have my next appointments booked in. Now going to the dentist isn’t so scary.

Sam Sheerin
Reviewed on Google

Wow, what can I say about Smile HQ. It is a team full of experience but not just in their field of dentistry, but their customer service and their kindness to patients is second to none. Dr. Vish is amazing with the care and detail of his planning for your treatment and gets you that forever smile at the end of treatment. Would highly recommend this clinic and their specialist services in cosmetic dentistry and Implants.

Danielle James
Reviewed on Google

Couldn’t be happier with the care and treatment I’ve received at Smile HQ. All the staff are extremely welcoming and helpful, excellent customer service! I couldn’t be happier with my new smile thanks to Dr Pola and his team! Felt so comfortable and at ease with pola. He was very professional and did an amazing job!

Natalie Musson
Reviewed on Google

I have visited SmileHQ for a consultation only, so cannot comment on actual treatment received at this point. However, from my initial enquiry through to my consultation, I have been extremely impressed by the friendliness and professionalism of all of the staff I have so far encountered. There has been no pressure to proceed with treatment and the refundable deposit for the consultation should you decide not to go ahead is commendable and shows an element of the ethos at this practice. I feel very confident in their ability and expertise in this field to eventually make me smile again and would highly recommend anyone taking the first steps on their own personal journey with SmileHQ.

Hannah Edwards
Reviewed on Google

I saw Dr Bal and have been so pleased with my treatment. He really listens to what you want to achieve and speaks through your treatment plan in so much detail. Very natural results which is what I wanted :) Couldn’t recommend him enough!

Chloe Jackson
Reviewed on Google

Receptionist Kiera is an absolute delight to talk to. So refreshing from your ordinary rude front of house receptionists, lovely attitude and very helpful.

Root Canal Treatments at SmileHQ

If you have a toothache, don’t suffer in silence. Root canal infections will get worse, and treatment is essential. At SmileHQ, we pride ourselves on providing excellent, precision care that stops root canal infections in their tracks.
Call us today to schedule your appointment.