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Root Canal Treatment in Liverpool

Untreated cavities, cracks, chips, or trauma to your teeth encourage harmful bacteria to enter the inside of your tooth (otherwise known as ‘dental pulp’), causing infection.

Endodontics, or root canal treatment, is the branch of dentistry concerned with treating this sensitive inner area, ridding it of infection.  


How root canal treatment works

We treat infected teeth with root canal treatment. Although it involves treating the inside of your tooth, it is often a straightforward and painless procedure involving six simple steps:


  1. We will take x-rays of your teeth to examine the damage.

  2. We will administer a local anaesthetic to ensure you feel as little pain as possible.

  3. We open your tooth up and remove the infected pulp from within.

  4. If you have a dental abscess, we will drain it.

  5. Then we clean your root canals and fill them with a rubber-like material.

  6. We may place a crown (prosthetic tooth) on top to restore your natural smile.

How do I know if I need root canal treatment?

There are a few signs that you may need a root canal:

Persistent pain – experiencing persistent pain or discomfort while chewing or biting.

Sensitivity to hot and cold food and drinks – if you suffer from sensitivity or pain when consuming hot or cold food and drinks.

Loose tooth – infection can affect the bone around your tooth’s root, which can cause it to feel loose.

Swollen gums – your gums can become swollen, tender and painful to touch due to the tooth infection.

Abscess – a clear tell-tale sign of an infection is an abscess on your gum. This may ooze pus creating a bad taste and odour.

Darkening of the tooth – your tooth may become discoloured, appearing darker or greyer, due to damage to the tooth nerve.

Recovering from a root canal

During a root canal treatment, the treated area will be numbed with local anaesthetic so you can expect the area to remain numb for a few hours after the treatment.


It is common for there to be some pain and discomfort once the anaesthetic has worn off. Painkillers, such as paracetamol or ibuprofen, can be used to manage the pain. You also might experience some swelling and sensitivity around the treated area.


Maintaining good oral hygiene is crucial for the healing process. Gently brush your teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush twice daily and floss daily. You will need to be cautious and gentle with the treated area to prevent irritation. You should rinse your mouth with salt water or an antiseptic mouthwash.


Avoid hard, crunchy, and sticky foods for the first few days after treatment, as they could dislodge the temporary filling or irritate the treated area.


Follow-up dental appointments are required to fit a permanent filling or crown and to ensure there aren’t any complications.

Why should I visit a Specialist Endodontist?

For root canal treatment, you will want to visit a Specialist Endodontist. They have years of additional training and experience in this specific area of dentistry. They can diagnose and treat even the most complex cases, meaning you will face a reduced risk of complications during and after your treatment.

How much is root canal treatment?

The cost of root canal treatment starts at £350, but varies, depending on the complexity of the case. Our rates are as follows:

Simple - £350

Complex - £450

Specialist Endodontics - £750

Specialist Re-endo - £950

We will advise you of the likely cost ahead of the procedure so you can decide if you want to proceed with us. We also offer interest-free financing options - just ask if you'd like to spread the cost!

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We are able to accept referrals for Root Canal Treatment at Kamran Rasul in Liverpool City Centre. Simply complete our form at the button below and we will be in touch. 

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