Painless Root Canal Treatment for Dental Infections and Abscesses

We provide Root Canal Treatment (or RCT) to get you out of pain and remove infections at Eyes & Smiles Dental Clinic in Friern Barnet, N11
At Eyes & Smiles Dental Clinic New Southgate we can offer emergency root canal treatment to treat tooth infections for patients in the surrounding areas of Southgate, Barnet, East Barnet, Arnos Grove, Finchley, Bounds Green and North London.

What is root canal treatment?

Root canal treatment (also called endodontics) is needed when the tooth is infected through decay or injury.

Why is root canal treatment needed?

If the pulp becomes infected, the infection may spread through the root canal system of the tooth. This may eventually lead to an abscess.
If root canal treatment (RCT) is not carried out at Eyes & Smiles Barnet, the infection will spread and the tooth may need to be taken out.

Emergency Root Canal Treatment at Eyes & Smiles Dental Clinic Friern Barnet N11

Emergency Root canal treatment at Eyes & Smiles Dental Clinic Friern Barnet N11 can remove infection and pain allowing you to save your tooth and be pain-free


How infections form in teeth requiring root canal treatment

End result of Root Canal Treatment is a pain-free tooth and removal of tooth infection

Some of the specialised equipment we use to ensure better vision inside the tooth, allowing us to save your teeth

Frequently Asked Questions

Does it hurt?

No. A local anaesthetic is used and it should feel no different to having an ordinary filling done. Occasionally if the nerve has not completely died you may feel some sharp pains that can be deadened through medication of further anaesthetic. Your dentist at Eyes & Smiles Southgate has different anesthetics available for the most infected teeth.

What does it involve?

The aim of the treatment is to remove all infection from the root canal. The root is then cleaned and filled to prevent any further infection. The dentists at Eyes & Smiles FInchley suggest it is a procedure that is successful most of the time.

Root canal treatment is a skilled and time-consuming procedure. Most courses of treatment will involve two or more visits to your dentist. At the first appointment, the infected pulp is removed. Any abscesses, which may be present, can also be drained at this time. The root canal is then cleaned and shaped ready for the filling. A temporary filling is put in and the tooth is left to settle. The tooth is checked at a later visit and when all the infection has cleared, the tooth is permanently filled.

What will my tooth look like after treatment?

Following root canal treatment at Eyes & Smiles N11 we would always advise a crown is placed on the tooth as it is very hollow and brittle and at risk of fracturing. The crown will protect your tooth for the long term.

What if I don't have the treatment?

The alternative is to have the tooth extracted at Eyes & Smiles North London. Once the pulp is destroyed, it can't heal and it is not recommended to leave an infected tooth in the mouth. If you would rather have the tooth removed, your Eyes & Smiles dentist can painlessly remove your tooth and offer you replacement options as well.