Whenever a tooth suffers from damage or infection, there is always the possibility that the appropriate course of action will be root canal treatment. Here at 75 Harley Street, London we understand that, although root canal procedure is a common procedure, all of our patients will have different concerns and root canal questions. We will always be happy to answer your individual root canal questions when you get in touch with our Harley Street team in London but you might also find that the most frequently asked root canal questions and answers below help to ease your worries about visiting us for root canal treatment.
Will my root canal treatment be painful?
Of all the root canal questions we have been asked, this is the one that patients worry about the most. The answer is a definite ‘No!’ Root canal treatment is not painful because local anaesthesia is used throughout the procedure. Here at 75 Harley Street in London we have the very latest in anaesthesia expertise and equipment and can deliver pain relief throughout your procedure.
What will happen if I don’t have root canal treatment?
This is one of the most common root canal questions. Issues that involve the inside of your tooth are unlikely to get better on their own. If you suspect that you have an infection or are feeling any type of discomfort we recommend that you make an appointment at 75 Harley Street, London as soon as possible and allow our team to examine you and suggest further action. Any delay in seeking expert help may lead to a failure to remove infection and necessitate the extraction of the tooth. Although we at 75 Harley Street in London are very experienced in both extractions and tooth replacement, we would always prefer our patients to keep their own teeth wherever possible. If you want to know more, you can also read about the benefits of root canal along with the risks and complications of root canal.
Are there any alternatives to root canal treatment?
Sometimes a tooth can be so damaged that root canal treatment is not recommended. When you visit our clinic in Harley Street, London for your initial consultation appointment we will examine your mouth carefully, answer your root canal questions and explain our recommendations. If your tooth is not suitable for root canal treatment our London Harley Street team may recommend extraction and replacement with a tooth implant or a dental bridge. We have experts in both fields based here at 75 Harley Street, London.
What is the success rate of root canal treatment?
In general root canal treatment has a high success rate of around 95%. At 75 Harley Street we have assembled the very best in expertise and state-of-the-art equipment and have very stable and predictable results. However, even with the best of treatment, there may be additional circumstances, outside the control of our team, that lead to a lack of healing. This doesn’t happen often but our Harley Street team can take other steps to eliminate the infection should the necessity occur.
I have had failed root canal treatment before, can the team at 75 Harley Street help me?
If your previous root canal treatment has not been carried out by a specialist, there is a chance that it will have failed and caused problems. Our expert endodontist Dr Shahrzad Rahbaran is very experienced at dealing with damage caused by previous root canal treatment.
How much does root canal treatment cost?
For our up-to-date charges, please view our root canal costs on our fees page.