Root Canal Therapy in Benfleet

Root canal therapy is often the last option to help preserve a natural tooth. This highly specialised branch of dentistry might have a scary reputation, but we’ll make sure you are at ease every step of the way.

What is a root canal?

Root canal therapy is required when the blood or nerve supply of the tooth becomes infected. If the pulp becomes infected the infection may spread through the root system and may eventually lead to an abscess. Without root canal therapy, the infection will spread and this might lead to a tooth extraction. A root canal is often your last chance to save your natural tooth.

Preserve your tooth
Remove infection
Relieve your pain
Specialist care

The root canal procedure

During the root canal procedure, a dental drill is used to expose the dental pulp of the tooth. Your dentist then uses small tools to clean out the roots of your teeth and remove the infected pulp. The canal is cleaned, shaped and prepared for filling.

A temporary filling will be placed in the tooth and it will be left to settle for a couple of weeks. Once all the infection has cleared the tooth will be permanently filled. The filling will strengthen the root and help to preserve the tooth. Finally, a dental crown is placed to protect the tooth and avoid reinfection.

Root canals for nervous patients

People dread root canals because they have a reputation for being painful. We hope to be able to put you at ease and reassure you that your treatment will not be painful. In fact, a root canal procedure can help you to find relief from your pain.

We're here every step of the way to help make your procedure relaxing and stress-free. If you are nervous about your root canal and need some additional support, let our friendly reception team know when you book your consultation. It's important that you don't avoid treatment, as this could lead to tooth loss.

Root Canal Treatment FeesPrices from
Incisor£150
Premolar£290
Molar£390

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Benfleet Dental Centre

8 Benfleet Road, Benfleet. SS7 1QB

Opening hours
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00*
*By appointment only

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Visit the practice

Benfleet Dental Centre

8 Benfleet Road, Benfleet. SS7 1QB

Opening times

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00*
*By appointment only