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Save your tooth with root canal treatment!

Root canal treatment resolves dental pain

Treatment duration

30–60 minutes


  • Starting from £200 per canal

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Treatment duration

30–60 minutes


  • Starting from £200 per canal

Book an appointment

Request a dental check-up online today

Root canal treatment at a glance

  • Root canal treatment does not cause pain, but it can resolve it
  • Restore a tooth after root canal treatment with a crown or filling
  • Dental sedation options for nervous patients
  • Root canal treatment on the NHS also available

What is root canal treatment?

Root canal treatment is a cleansing procedure in which the dentist drills a small hole in your tooth to remove the nerve tissue.

Most people associate root canal treatment with pain and fear, but in reality, there is no need to be afraid of endodontic treatment. The entire purpose of root canal treatment is to relieve pain. Many who need root canal treatment are already in great pain, so that may be the biggest reason the treatment is associated with discomfort.

At The Mount Dental Practice, we provide essential root canal treatment to help our patients save their teeth and get relief from debilitating dental pain.

Problems root canal treatment can address

Injured teeth

Fractured teeth

Sensitive teeth

Decayed teeth


Why get root canal treatment?

Each of your teeth has a hollow chamber inside which is filled with the pulp, a collection of soft and living tissues. This chamber extends down through the roots of your teeth in channels or ‘canals’, and these canals host the nerves and blood vessels that connect your teeth to your body.
The pulp chamber and canals of your teeth are sterile. So they become compromised and susceptible to infection when a tooth gets fractured or badly decayed. A tooth injury that causes the nerve to die can cause painful inflammation from inside the tooth.

In either case, the treatment is the same: removing the dead or compromised nerve via root canal treatment.

What happens during root canal treatment

Step 1

First, the dentist will open up your tooth by drilling a hole straight through the top of it. This hole allows him or her to access the pulp of your tooth.

Step 2

Next, the dentist will remove the pulp, bacterial debris and decayed nerve tissues inside the tooth using a medicated spray and small specialised dental instruments.

Step 3

Now the dentist will pack your hollow tooth with a special filling material to keep it clean and strong.

Step 4

Finally, your dentist may need to restore your tooth with a filling or dental crown in order to protect it from the outside. Teeth without a living pulp can be very brittle.

Endodontic treatment: your experience with us

We understand that you may have some apprehension about this treatment, so we will do our best to put your fears at ease and help you have a comfortable experience.

Local anaesthesia

We will administer a local anaesthetic to the tissues around your tooth to help make you as comfortable as possible before your treatment.

Dental sedation

We can arrange for IV sedation by a medical anaesthetist in a medical setting for those who need extra reassurance during root canal treatment or any other dental treatment.

Qualified and gentle doctors

We are a specialist dental practice staffed by many doctors who have combined decades of experience in treating nervous patients with a gentle hand.

Comfortable financing

We want to make your treatment affordable. Besides offering treatment on the NHS, we also offer flexible payment plans for our private services.

A safe medical environment

We are a CQC registered practice and we follow local COVID-19 guidelines to ensure a safe environment for our patients and staff. Our practices are easy to access with nearby or on-site car parking and a short distance to local bus stations. Getting here from Pontefract, Doncaster or the surrounding areas is easy.

Are you in pain and worried that you might need root canal treatment?

Contact us right away at one of our locations listed below:

You can also request an appointment online.

Answers to your questions about root canal treatment

  • What is endodontic treatment?

    Endodontic treatment is an umbrella term for root canals and other related dental treatments. ‘Endodontic’ is a medical term meaning ‘inside the tooth’.

  • Is a root canal painful?

    Root canal treatment is usually not painful because in most cases the tooth nerve has already died. Even so, your dentist will administer a numbing injection to ensure the surrounding tissues stay comfortable during treatment.

  • Will I need to get a crown after having a root canal?

    Whether you need a crown depends on your tooth and on the judgement of your dentist. Not all teeth need to be crowned after endodontic treatment and leaving some teeth without a crown makes it easier to evaluate the tooth’s response to the root canal treatment

  • What happens if I don’t get a root canal?

    Left untreated, a compromised tooth may develop severely painful inflammation and can even turn into an abscess. A dental abscess can be life threatening if the infection spreads to an area like the brain or throat. It is always best to get such a tooth treated. If you do not want to pursue root canal treatment, you might opt to extract the tooth and replace it with a dental implant, instead.

  • Can I be sedated for my root canal?

    Yes, at our dental practice you can have dental sedation. We offer IV sedation as a private service for nervous patients.

Considering I hate having any dental work done I couldn't recommend them enough. From receptionist to dentists all have been brilliant thanks 5 star all round without a doubt.

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