Allesley Park Dental Practice
122 Winsford Avenue, Coventry,
West Midlands, CV5 9JB

Telephone: 024 7669 1904
Email: [email protected]

Root Canal Treatment

Endodontics, aka root canal treatment, is a dental specialism that focuses on treating injured or infected dental pulp; the ‘engine room’ of the tooth. This pulp extends from the crown to the tips of the root and is packed full of living tissue, cells and nerves. If this vital area is damaged it can lead to tooth loss.

Damage to the pulp is normally caused by decay, a deep filling or trauma to the tooth and occasionally gum disease. The symptoms of pulp damage can include pain, increased sensitivity to extreme temperatures, discolouration of the affected tooth, a tenderness or swelling in the gum and a metallic taste in the mouth or there may be no symptoms at all.

What does the treatment involve?

  • The infected pulp is removed under a local anaesthetic and the root canals are cleaned, shaped and flushed with an anti-bacterial solution.
  • The freshly cleaned root canals are filled to seal the tooth and prevent any bacteria getting in.
  • The filled root canal is sealed with a permanent filling or crown to help restore the tooth’s shape and functionality.

How long will it take?

Treatment normally requires several visits and is dependent on the type of tooth being treated. Front teeth are quicker to treat as they only have one root canal whereas back teeth can have up to four so will take longer. Appointments are normally spaced over weekly intervals and between these, the tooth is covered and temporarily restored.

Does it hurt?

You may think root canal treatment is a fairly drastic, and therefore painful procedure but don’t worry, we use a local anaesthetic to numb the tooth so it is a relatively comfortable experience, similar to having a filling with only mild discomfort after the treatment due to gum swelling.

Post treatment tips

  • During and immediately following treatment be careful not to bite down too hard on the tooth
  • Keep your teeth clean
  • Give up smoking
  • Avoid sugary food

If looked after properly your root canal treated tooth will keep on going and there will be no need to have it redone. Even though the pulp has been removed, if a tooth is fully matured, it is not necessary and by sealing the canals, re-infection is prevented.

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(4.8 of 5) - 29 Reviews
(4.8 of 5) - 29 Reviews
November 13, 2020
RM
5/ 5stars
I'm quite nervous about going to the dentist but they made me feel really relaxed and I had a very positive experience. Excellent customer service and dentistry! I would highly recommend.
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Responded on November 18, 2020
Thanks for your feedback!
Allesley Park Dental Practice Management Practice Manager
November 4, 2020
EP
5/ 5stars
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November 4, 2020
HK
4/ 5stars
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October 15, 2020
SP
5/ 5stars
Great service. Professional and courteous. Hygiene processes to reduce the risk of COVID-19 and keep patients and staff safe was excellent.
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October 13, 2020
DN
5/ 5stars
Excellent Dentist Surgery
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October 9, 2020
JR
5/ 5stars
Good experience and I felt completely safe. Very efficient but caring.
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Responded on October 13, 2020
Thank you for a great review Mrs Robinson!
Allesley Park Dental Practice Management Practice Manager
October 9, 2020
RT
5/ 5stars
Very pleased with this Dental Practice , they have all been very polite and friendly , and make you feel at ease.
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Responded on October 13, 2020
Thank you Mr Thompson for a lovely review!
Allesley Park Dental Practice Management Practice Manager
October 7, 2020
J
5/ 5stars
I always feel confidence and trust in the knowledge and experience of the dentist (I see Alex) and hygienist (I see Jackie) both very caring and a calming nature and very skilled in what they do.In fact all the staff are lovely; the nurses that assist and the receptionists are very helpful and welcoming too. I would not hesitate to recommend this Dental practice.
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October 6, 2020
SS
5/ 5stars
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Responded on October 8, 2020
Thank you Mr Sheffield
Allesley Park Dental Practice Management Practice Manager
October 6, 2020
BC
5/ 5stars
Thanks to all at Allesley Park Dental Practice who made my recent visit as near to normal as possible during these times of Covid19 restrictions. It was good to get the form-filling out of the way before the appointments, and all the staff I spoke to were welcoming and friendly although they must have had much more to do behind the scenes and between appointments than in normal times.
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Responded on October 8, 2020
Thank you Mr Cooke for such great feedback! Its great to hear!
Allesley Park Dental Practice Management Practice Manager
October 6, 2020
SS
5/ 5stars
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Responded on October 8, 2020
Thank you Mr Samways
Allesley Park Dental Practice Management Practice Manager
October 4, 2020
ZA
5/ 5stars
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Responded on October 8, 2020
Thank you Mrs Ahari
Allesley Park Dental Practice Management Practice Manager
October 4, 2020
NJ
5/ 5stars
My first visit since the Covid-19 lockdown. The whole process from pre-appointment through to completion of my treatment was very professional and I was made to feel completely safe throughout.
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Responded on October 8, 2020
Thank you Mr Jessett for your great feedback, its lovely to hear
Allesley Park Dental Practice Management Practice Manager
October 3, 2020
LO
5/ 5stars
Excellent service as ever
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Responded on October 8, 2020
Thank you Mrs Obirek
Allesley Park Dental Practice Management Practice Manager
September 23, 2020
MSW
5/ 5stars
Great dental practice. Covid secure. Easy to get to and parking always available. Administration is superb, they always sort you out with an appointment. And of course, excellent dentistry.
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September 22, 2020
5/ 5stars
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September 22, 2020
BR
5/ 5stars
Going to the Dentist during Covid. It was very professionally managed form timed arrival, meeting at door, sanitising and temperature check all done very well. I felt at ease, which is never easy at the Dentist!!
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Responded on September 26, 2020
Thank you Mr Rollason for great feedback! We look forward to seeing you at your next visit
Allesley Park Dental Practice Management Practice Manager
September 22, 2020
VS
5/ 5stars
I went to visit Allesley Park Dentist this week for a check up and i found the whole team were very respectful and I felt completely safe in thier care .... Both my partner and I have been a customer for many years and we always get looked after very well.....Thank you
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Responded on September 26, 2020
What lovely comments, thank you for a great review Miss Stanier
Allesley Park Dental Practice Management Practice Manager
September 22, 2020
GS
5/ 5stars
First class treatment and care when arranging appointment. Many Thanks.
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Responded on September 26, 2020
Thank your Mr Smith, its great to hear!
Allesley Park Dental Practice Management Practice Manager
September 22, 2020
JB
5/ 5stars
I found the whole experience very safe, reassuring and efficient. A lot of thought has gone into creating a covid safe & secure environment for staff & patients alike.
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Responded on September 26, 2020
Thank you Mr Blair for taking the time to give us a good review. It is great to hear you felt covid safe when attending the practice!
Allesley Park Dental Practice Management Practice Manager
September 22, 2020
MM
5/ 5stars
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Responded on September 26, 2020
Thank you Mrs McCullagh
Allesley Park Dental Practice Management Practice Manager
September 22, 2020
HR
5/ 5stars
Everyone was really helpful and friendly, and the work was done efficiently and well. I did not have to wait long either. It is very reassuring to know how careful they are to keep us safe from COVID-19.
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August 22, 2020
JP
5/ 5stars
I have been coming to the practice for 30+ years and now so do my wife, children and mum. We see Douglas (father) or Alex (son) and they are both outstanding dentists, I have absolute confidence in their work and they are patient with me as I have a dread of dentists ! I like that they will explain what I they are doing and let me know my options. I also like that they just do what’s needed. All the dental nurses are also lovely, it’s nice many know me by name. I cannot recommend them highly enough.
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January 22, 2020
KS
5/ 5stars
Only called
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September 22, 2019
NM
1/ 5stars
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September 22, 2019
DF
5/ 5stars
Excellent service
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September 22, 2019
MS
5/ 5stars
A really good and comfortable experience. The dentist's here really care about you. Very friendly staff.
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September 22, 2018
F_
5/ 5stars
Thank you for looking after me today. My tooth decay was very close to the nerve and it hurt having my filling, but you looked after me well and I am feeling better and am not in pain. X
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September 22, 2017
kb
5/ 5stars
Brilliant staff and understanding dentists.
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