Root Canal/Endodontics specialist in North London

Northfield Dental Clinic is one of the top dentists in north east London. Located in the heart of Stamford Hill, we’ve been caring for patients across the borough, covering a wide range of dental treatments for 8+ years.

Our root canal specialist, Dr Rahul Bose is one of the 300+ certified specialists in the UK. Over 12 years of extensive dentistry experience, with the main focus on root canal treatment and has saved hundreds of patients’ teeth across London.

Dr Rahul graduated from the University of Manchester (BDS) in 2010. During the early stages of his career, Rahul worked in general practice. He obtained the Graham Smart Memorial prize awarded by the NHS Oxfordshire Deanery for restorative dentistry.

Our specialist is here to treat one of the most complex procedures, root canal treatment for a reasonable price. We believe everyone deserves access to good quality dental care – and our rates match that promise.

What is endodontics?

Endodontics, also known as root canal therapy, is a complex procedure to treat an infection in the tooth. There are various causes of this infection but typically, it’s the bacteria getting into the pulp of the tooth either through tooth damage or leaving a cavity for a long period.

Root canals can cause an intense amount of pain when infected, and in some cases lead to swollen jaws and gums, increasing the pain further. This is why we’d advise booking a check-up as soon as you’re able to – to solve the problem before it can get much worse and the damage is too far along, that extraction will be the only option. At Northfield, we understand the importance of caring for a root canal early on and can provide emergency and immediate treatment at our clinic.

Why go to an endodontist?

Only 3% of dentists are endodontists. The level of skill requires years of additional training after dental school because you leave with a deeper understanding of the tooth’s interior. Endodontists are renowned as experts who ‘save teeth’ because the treatment involves preventing diseased teeth from being removed.

Despite all dentists having a form of endodontic training, going to a highly specialised endodontist for root canal treatment is advised because they’re experts in advising the right type of root canal therapy and management of teeth disorders.

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Benefits of having the root canal treatment

  • Prevents tooth loss – Many patients can be referred for tooth extraction when there’s a cavity or root canal problem, however, this can mean teeth loss – and why root canal is a better option to restore teeth.
  • Help with pain relief – Having root canal treatment can relieve you of any pain relief you’re experiencing.
  • Prevents infecting other teeth – Infection in the pulp is the main cause of tooth decay. If you have root canal treatment, it can prevent the bacteria causing the infection from spreading.
  • Painless procedure – Unlike other dental procedures, root canal treatment is a virtually painless procedure.
  • Improves teeth aesthetics – During a root canal, a new crown is placed on the tooth, helping with the overall look of your teeth.
  • Root canal treatment doesn’t have any negative effects on the use of your teeth – after a few days, it’ll be back to normal.

Root canal procedure - how does it work?

Root canal treatment is a virtually painless procedure with our specialists using top-of-the-range equipment to help you feel reassured.  The treatment begins with numbing cream rubbed on the designated area and local anaesthetic injected into the gum, preventing you from feeling any sort of pain. You’re awake during the whole treatment process.

Then, a small insertion is made into the crown of the tooth and the pulp with the infection is completely removed, cleaned out and disinfected. The dental material gutta-percha is placed within the tooth to seal it and then a temporary crown is placed on it, to prevent further infection. After a follow-up appointment to check the infection is gone, the temporary crown is removed and a permanent one is placed on it.

Aftercare for your root canal treatment

Taking care of your teeth is crucial after the procedure to prevent further infection or damage. Once treatment is completed, patients should avoid sticky or hard foods, especially whilst the temporary crown is in. A few days later, things should begin to improve in terms of feeling like your teeth again, but you may notice an increased level of sensitivity. This should slowly disappear with time.

We’d advise practising good oral hygiene constantly but especially after this type of procedure – to prevent the rest of your teeth from decay or bacteria. Flossing and brushing can be performed, as usual, however, if you find difficulties with this, speak to your dentist.

It’s important to remember with a root canal treatment, the restored teeth are technically dead, but still, need to have the same level of care as your other teeth to maintain good dental hygiene.

Root Canal Treatment with Northfield Dental Clinic

If you’re experiencing pain and symptoms of an infected root canal, looking for a new dentist or in need of a check-up in north east London, our specialists are here to help you at Northfield Dental Clinic.

Located in Stamford Hill, our dental clinic is in the hub of north east London and allows us to help patients in both north and east London. Here, we also work with many other local dentist practices in the borough through patient referrals.

You can make appointments with our friendly team who are always on hand to advise you about your dental health. Contact us today.

Frequently Asked Questions

Root canal treatment is used when the inside of the tooth (the pulp) becomes infected. This is typically caused by either a damaged tooth where bacteria enters or a cavity that has been left too long, causing further infection. The treatment is needed because if this issue is left untreated, it can cause further infection, potential abscesses and severe pain. With treatment, the infection is removed and the tooth is restored.

This can all be dependent on which tooth has been infected and the extent of the infection. Generally speaking, the front teeth have one canal and the back teeth have a few canals. The more complex, the longer the treatment can take. On average, root canal treatment is around one to three dental visits, but again, can be dependent on the severity of the infection.

The overall structure of the tooth can be weakened when the inner section is removed. However, with the right dental restorations including a new dental crown, it’ll help the teeth look and feel strong again.

Recovery from the treatment isn’t a lengthy process. After the numbness has worn off, you can go back to normal in your everyday life; however, you need to be wary about what you eat and how you’re taking care of your tooth. It’s important to maintain a good level of oral hygiene. Initially, you should brush your tooth delicately and after a couple of days, can go back to normal with your dental regime.

You should wait until the numbness in the mouth wears off before you eat anything. Avoid biting and chewing on the treated tooth until it has been fully restored by the dentist, to prevent you from harming it any further.

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