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Root Canal Treatment

Repair and restore your tooth and help avoid the pain and discomfort of a cavity or abscess.

Repair and restore your tooth and help avoid the pain and discomfort of a cavity or abscess.

A root canal treatment is used to treat a large cavity that has reached the nerve endings of the tooth. The centre of the tooth and its root canal system will usually be infected by this stage and can be extremely painful. Root canal treatments are available for NHS and private patients across the West Midlands at Blackheath Dental practice. Our expert dentists and endodontists will carry out consultation before diagnosing suitable treatment.

Bacterial infections can develop for a number of reasons including severe trauma to a tooth from an accident, progressive tooth decay from poor diet and oral hygiene, or the result of a leaky filling. A damaged or decayed tooth is vulnerable to minute bacteria creeping in and attacking its soft tissue or pulp. If the bacteria is left to spread then the infection can extend to more vulnerable teeth through the root canal system.

Benefits of root canal treatment

  • Save your natural tooth
  • Prevent pain returning
  • Quick treatment process
  • High effective treatment

How is a root canal treatment performed?

A root canal treatment will take two or more appointments depending on how many teeth are infected and where they are positioned in your mouth. Premolars and back molar teeth have two-three roots comprising one or two root canals whereas canine and front incisor teeth only have a single root.

The first dental appointment will include an X-ray and consultation to advise on the most suitable course of treatment. The second appointment will involve a local anaesthetic to numb the area around the infected tooth followed by the removal of all infected and damaged soft tissue. In most cases the tooth will survive and the dentist may recommend a permanent filling or crown to help protect the tooth and prevent further infection.

NHS Pricing bands

Transparent pricing for NHS treatments

Patient charges correct as of April 2023

Treatment Band One

  • An examination and diagnosis (e.g. x-rays)
  • Advice on how to prevent future problems
  • A scale and polish, if required

If you need to see a dentist immediately, an urgent NHS appointment costs £23.80.

£25.80

Treatment Band Two

  • Everything in band one, plus...
  • Any further treatment such as fillings or root canal work
  • Extractions, if your dentist needs to take out one or more teeth

£70.70

Treatment Band Three

  • Everything in bands one and two, plus...
  • Crowns, dentures or bridges
  • This includes more complex procedures.

You only pay once for the highest treatment band, even if multiple treatments are required.

£306.80

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Frequently asked questions

How can we help?

Do you have severe tooth pain? Does your tooth hurt when you eat or drink hot or cold foods and beverages? Are there any visible signs of damage, such as a crack or chip in your tooth? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you may need a root canal. Swelling on one side of your face and extreme pain are also signs that you need a root canal.

A root canal is a treatment to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or infected. The procedure involves removing the damaged area of the tooth, cleaning it, and then filling it. A filling is also a treatment to repair a tooth, but it is used for smaller cavities.

No, root canals are not painful. In fact, the procedure usually relieves pain because it removes the damaged tissue that is causing the pain.

If you do not get a root canal, the infection or damage to your tooth will get worse. The tooth may eventually have to be extracted. If you want to preserve your natural tooth, a root canal would be the best option.

Do you still have questions?

We offer excellent care and advice regarding our wide range of treatments to all of our patients.

Contact our main practice

0121 561 3526

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Patient stories

Hear from our happy patients

  • I’m very anxious 😬 about dental visits, but Dr Dorsa and the lovely ladies were soo reassuring amazing even when I wanted to leave due to my anxiety. Thank you soo much!!

    Kam Kaur

    Kam Kaur

    Apr 7,2024

  • I recently underwent Invisalign and whitening with Dr Simran and Demi, and couldn’t be more satisfied with the results!From the initial consultation to final adjustments, their level of care and attention to detail was truly outstanding.Dr Simran’s expertise and professionalism were evident from the get go. She took time to thoroughly explain the treatment process and answered all my questions with patience and clarity. Demi was equally fantastic, keeping me updated with the next steps and making each visit a pleasant one.I am so pleased with the results!! I highly recommend :)

    Jeevan Sunnar

    Jeevan Sunnar

    Mar 20,2024

  • Always give good care and service, very friendly, never had any problems

    roy darby

    roy darby

    Mar 20,2024

  • Extremely happy with the result of my teeth, great experience honestly couldn’t thank simran and Demi enough for making me feel confident with my smile, 100% recommend

    Georgina Otoole

    Georgina Otoole

    Mar 18,2024

  • Dr Dorsa and her Dental Nurse where amazing. I have Dentophobia, and always find treatments really hard to cope with, but Dr Dorsa and her Nurse where really supportive and reassuring, they made me feel so much at ease and ensured I was okay throughout my treatment. I felt very much looked after as an individual person. Thank you to Dr Dorsa and her Nurse and Bhandal Dental Staff in Blackheath, Rowley Regis.

    Bev

    Bev

    Feb 24,2024

  • Always very impressed with the service at Bhandal Dental Practice, Blackheath. Dr Dorsa carried out the procedure professionally and without fuss. I am very happy with the result. Thank you.

    Russell Blakey

    Russell Blakey

    Feb 21,2024

  • My third visit to Dr Dorsa today. I have advanced gum disease & needed deep cleaning sessions to minimise effects of this. My individual treatment plan clearly explained including how to improve dental hygiene at home. Dr Dorsa delivered treatment in a sensitive caring manner & today’s results show a marked improvement to my gum health. Very happy with service provided & can recommend.

    Penny Hazzell

    Penny Hazzell

    Feb 20,2024

  • Dr Dorsa great skills She calm me down as i had bad experince in past Did great job

    Armin Burazorovic

    Armin Burazorovic

    Feb 19,2024

  • I normally get bad anxiety when going to dentist but Dr Dorsa was truly amazing and made me feel at ease. Would 100% recommend this fantastic dentist. Thank you so much ❤️

    Jon Payne

    Jon Payne

    Jan 18,2024

  • My dentist retired, and his replacement has taken over some of his patients. He's a lovely young man called Suki and has made me comfortable and relaxed . I had a tooth break, and he has made an emergency repair. Need to go back in the new year for a replacement filling

    Sylvia Smith

    Sylvia Smith

    Dec 28,2023

  • I am posting on behalf of my mother who is really happy with the dentures she had made here by Dr Simrun. She had to pay privately but said it was worth every penny. My mother was very anxious. Hadn’t been to the dentist in over 40 years but she said she felt really comfortable with Dr Simrun who was patient and took her time with her. The dentist even stayed late to fit the dentures before my mother went on holiday. Overall really happy and my mother wanted to express her thanks again.

    S B

    S B

    Dec 5,2023

  • Dr Dorsa and her assistant have been amazing throughout the whole of my treatment.

    April Fellows

    April Fellows

    Dec 5,2023

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