At Wellington Dental Practice we are committed to provide the very best care for your valued patients. Referrals will be accepted as usual through:
If you require any further information, please contact my treatment coordinator Sarah Clarke at: email@example.com or 01823 661 555
Consultation fee is £85. Whenever necessary we will prescribe and provide CBCT scan which would cost additional £110.
Endodontic services would be available as per usual from Monday to Thursday. Upon completion of the treatment we will provide a clinical report and your patient will be returned to you for provision of a long-term restoration and their routine oral health care unless otherwise is stated by you in the referral.
All cases where radiographically detected lesion is present will be reviewed free of charge and a clinical report provided to you.
General Dental Practitioners are able to undertake root canal treatment but, in certain circumstances, your regular dentist may not feel confident that he or she will be able to carry out the treatment successfully.
This may be because a treatment needs repeating when it has not been successful. Often teeth have complex curved or narrow roots that are very difficult to negotiate without Specialist equipment.
It is good practice to refer a patient in this circumstance and shows that a practitioner wants to achieve the best for their patient.
Research suggests that Specialists and Dentists with Special Interest can achieve the highest success rates and they have the training, equipment and expertise to tackle difficult cases more predictably.
Initial Consultation: £85.00
Consultation (Member): £50
Incisors & Canines: £450 - £550
Premolars: £550 - £650
Molars: £650 - £750
Re-Root filling / complex: £650 - £900
CBCT Scan - £110.00
No. Local anaesthetic is used and this prevents discomfort during your appointment. Often it is advisable to take some over the counter analgesics as some patients have discomfort after the appointment. However many patients have no discomfort after root canal treatment.
In the past, once bacteria had entered the centre of the tooth it had to be extracted. The reason for this was that the technology didn’t exist to clean and disinfect the canals inside the root. These canals are often less than 0.06mm wide! Root canal treatment is the cleaning and disinfecting of small channels which run inside the roots of your tooth. The idea is similar to brushing your teeth on the inside.
The length of the appointment varies depending on the complexity of the treatment. Some teeth have one canal and some can have up to 5 canals. We will give you guidance on the length of appointment you will need.
The aim of root canal treatment is to eliminate as many bacteria inside the root canals as possible. When the root canals are narrow it can require time to widen them so that the entire canal is disinfected.
If the canals within the root of the tooth are able to be cleaned then the success rate can be as high as 90%. However if there are obstructions to cleaning the root canals such as blockages or ledges the success rate drops.
Your dentist does many different procedures and is very capable of doing most of your treatment. However, there will be occasions when special equipment and expertise is required to treat your tooth. As our practice is limited to endodontics, we only provide treatments regarding root canal problems. Using special equipment, we have a greater success rate than a general practitioner.
Generally the bacteria causing the disease are within the tooth which dies after develop infection. The lack of blood supply in a non-vital tooth is the reason why antibiotics don’t help.
After treatment it is normal to have discomfort and even some swelling after the appointment for a number of days. Especially in teeth which have been bothering the patient previously. If your tooth has already had root canal treatment but is uncomfortable bacteria inside the tooth may still be irritating the immune system around the end of the root.