Google Rating
4.6
Londonbridge
facebook instagram twitter
  • 108-110 Tooley Street
  • .
  • London
  • .
  • SE1 2TH

An end to agony – root canal treatment from London SE1 dentist

21 / 11 / 2010

Dental infections are nasty things; just ask anyone who has suffered the pain of a toothache caused by a dental infection. The pain can be sharp of dull, constant or shooting, and it feels like it’s coming right form the centre of your head and no matter what you do, it just won’t go away. There are only two ways to end the pain of a dental infection. One is for the tooth to fall out or to have it pulled out and the other way is to have a root canal treatment.

It is because the root canal treatment is only needed in such unpleasant circumstances that it has its feared reputation. The reality of course is that if it brings an end to the horrible pain of infection it could be your best friend. The treatment involves drilling a hole down into the root of the tooth (the root canal and removing the infection that has taken hold at the centre of the tooth. Once any residual infection is removed, the cavity is filled with medicine to prevent any further infection and filled with composite bonding. In most cases a dental crown will be needed to complete the job and make the tooth solid again.

Obviously the thought of the dreaded dentists drill being forced down into the heart of your tooth is not a pleasant one, but with anaesthetic there is no need for the procedure to be any more painful than an ordinary filling. London SE1 dentists are now also able to use new dental technology such as digital x-rays and lasers to make the treatment a lot more comfortable.

However, the most important thing you need to know about root canal treatments is this: no matter how useful they are and how much pain they can end, if you look after your teeth and visit your dentist regularly, you will hopefully never need to experience any of it. Make an appointment today.

Back to Blog

Blog Categories

Get In Touch

We Love Our Patients

"I’ve been having work done with Michael for over 2 years. Started with Invisalign, whitening and composite bonding.…

Scarlett B

We Love Our Patients

"Highly recommend this practice. I was already quietly impressed with their professionalism and friendliness in normal times, but…

Peter J

We Love Our Patients

"I remain very careful in who attends to my health. Yet so pleased to have chosen LBDP. I…

Adib J

We Love Our Patients

"Perfect dentistry 5 star service and quality. Michael is a dentist at the top of his game and…

Emma C

We Love Our Patients

"Great service! I chipped my tooth and the reconstruction is a work of art. Very happy. Lovely dentist…

Ema K

We Love Our Patients

"I had a couple of teeth near the front missing, the rest had all moved so I had…

Paul and Jo

We Love Our Patients

"I couldn't recommend Ebuni enough! She has amazing empathy if you're nervous and goes out of her way…

Gabrielle L

We Love Our Patients

"Michael has been a phenomenal dentist and I have thoroughly enjoyed the process of getting my Invisalign's done…

Lydia L

We Love Our Patients

"About 6 months ago I had two permanent retainers fitted behind my top and bottom teeth and was…

Constance O

We Love Our Patients

"Very very happy with my Invisalign treatment and the dentist and staff were so friendly and helpful. Thanks…

Sarah L

View testimonials
e smile assessment
e smile assessment

E-smile Assessment

e smile assessment
e smile assessment

0% Dental Finance Available

e smile assessment
e smile assessment

Free Cosmetic Consultation

e smile assessment
e smile assessment

E-smile Assessment

e smile assessment
e smile assessment

0% Dental Finance Available

e smile assessment
e smile assessment

Free Cosmetic Consultation

General Dentistry

Exceptional care is at the heart of our practice.

Learn More

Cosmetic Dentistry

Enjoy the advances of modern cosmetic dentistry with us.

Learn More

Teeth Straightening

Invisalign® aligners can straighten teeth quickly, safely and effectively.

Learn More

Dental Implants

Restore the natural function of your teeth with dental implants.

Learn More

Advanced Dentistry

We offer a wide range of implant and prosthetic treatments.

Learn More

Facial Aesthetics

A smooth journey to a new you.

Learn More