Root Canal Treatments 

Root Canal Treatments


If you’ve had an injury or trauma to your tooth, you may need root canal therapy. Equally, bacteria in your mouth can invade a tooth, causing decay, infections or abscesses.

Symptoms That May Indicate You Need a Root Canal

  • Severe toothache
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold
  • An abscess on the gums
  • Swelling or tenderness

The Procedure

Root canal treatment or endodontics is a dental procedure to treat infections at the centre of the tooth. To save your tooth, all living tissue inside the tooth is removed and filled with medicated dental material and sealed with either a filling or crown to prevent the recurrence of the infection. It is normal for your tooth to be sensitive following treatment. The sensitivity will subside once the inflammation decreases and the tooth heals. Root canals usually require one or more appointments.  


If you have any symptoms listed above or know you need a root canal, please click here to contact us or call us at 01403 252646 and we’ll be happy to help you.


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COVID-19 Update

Worthing Road Dental Practice is open. However, we may prioritise the vulnerable or those with the most urgent need. Get in touch with the practice if you need any advice.

There are no restrictions with regards to medical treatment and you are actively encouraged to keep your appointments. At WRDP we have all the necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and will continue to follow our high standards in cross infection control.

If you are worried about your attendance, please contact us to discuss your concerns and we can always postpone your treatment till a later date.

We continue to recommend that patients in the high-risk category delay non-essential treatment until further guidance has been given by the relevant authorities.

Before you arrive:

According to NHS England Standard Operating Procedures, all patients now have to complete a COVID-19 Health Screening form before arriving for every appointment. We will also ask you to update your medical history, personal details, complete an oral health survey, etc. Therefore, we will email or text you a link, where you can complete all the forms. No need to print or sent anything back to us, it is all electronically uploaded.

You must wear a mask at all times while inside the dental practice and only remove your mask at the request of the dental professional.

We will continue to check your temperature and if this is above 37.8C, you will be advised to rebook your treatment and to follow government guidelines. Please do not arrive more than 5 minutes early for an appointment due to social distancing guidelines.

As you enter the building you will need to use the alcohol disinfectant rub to disinfectant your hands.

The treatment rooms will be prepared prior to your appointment with all surfaces disinfected after each patient. We have sourced PPE and unlike the start of the Pandemic (March 2020 in the UK), there is no shortage.

Stay safe and please contact us if you have any questions.

Kind regards

Worthing Road Dental Practice Team

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