Dental Treatment

Root Filling

Inside a tooth there are nerves and a blood supply in the ‘root canal’.  When the tooth is healthy, the nerves are alive but decay or injury can cause the nerves to die. A dead nerve inside a tooth can cause an abscess at the end of a root.Root filling means removing damaged or dead nerves and filling the space left. The tooth that is left can then be repaired.

A root filling often needs more than one visit.

Please see out Post-Treatment page for advice

What are the benefits?

  • Nerve damage can cause severe toothache but the pain will usually end very quickly when the root canal is cleaned out.

  • Without a root filling, a tooth with a dead nerve would probably have to be taken out.

  • Root fillings are usually successful (about 9 out of 10) and can last many years.

Opening Hours

NHS Clinics

Monday to Friday

Morning Session: 8:30am to 12:30pm
Afternoon Session: 2:00pm to 5:15pm

Private Clinics

Tuesday: 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday: 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Saturday: 8:30am to 12:00pm