Root canal treatment

Discover leading restorative dentistry in Leeds with our team of dental experts. We offer root canal treatment to help patients save their teeth, relieve pain, stop any infection from spreading and bring back a confident, healthy smile.

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We have over 35 years of experience in general and advanced cosmetic dentistry. We know that root canal treatment may sound a little daunting, but we are here to reassure you and keep you comfortable, every step of the way.

What is root canal treatment?

Root canal treatment is a restorative treatment that removes the infected root of a tooth. Your dentist will use a dental x-ray to assess whether the tooth has become damaged or infected due to decay or injury.
The soft tissue inside the tooth is called pulp. If this becomes infected, it can spread to other teeth in the root canal system and you may require a root canal treatment to remove the infected or damaged soft tissue.

The procedure removes the infected soft tissue and clears the root canal ready for filling. Sometimes a crown will be added to the tooth (a cap that goes over the tooth) to help strengthen it.

The benefits of root canal treatment

Improve oral health
Root canal treatments protect the other teeth and help to keep them healthy. Infected pulp can cause tooth decay and the infection can spread to other teeth, causing gum disease, bad breath, pain and more issues in future.

Prevent tooth loss
A successful root canal procedure allows you to keep the natural tooth that would otherwise have to be removed to also remove the infection. While there are other cosmetic alternatives available to you, these can be more expensive and require removal of the infected tooth.

Restore your smile
The treatment offers reassurance and peace of mind to many patients. A root canal relieves pain in the affected tooth caused by infection or decay and restores a confident smile. As a root canal is often followed up with a crown or other cosmetic treatment, it can greatly improve the aesthetic of your smile.

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Root canal treatment pricing

Root canal treatment

From £400

Surgical root canal

(apicectomy) £350

Why choose us for root canal treatment?


Over 35 years of experience

As a well-established practice, we are proud to provide the highest standards of dental treatment and care. We have over 80 dentists, technicians and specialists in endodontic treatment who are experts in carrying out root canal therapy and can handle routine and complex cases with ease.

Leading cosmetic dentists

HQ Dental provide a range of leading and advanced cosmetic dental care, including teeth whitening, orthodontics, Invisalign, dental implants and composite bonding.

On-site lab

Our state-of-the-art lab allows us to maintain continuity of care between dentists and technicians. If you need a crown, dental implant or similar treatment it guarantees accurate shade matching and keeps costs low.

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    Frequently asked questions

    Root canal treatment is an ideal solution to relieve the pain of an infected or severely decayed tooth without extracting the affected tooth. A crown can be fitted to strengthen the tooth and improve its appearance after treatment, while other options include dental implants or dentures which require extraction. Your dentist will discuss the best option for you and answer any questions you may have about treatment.

    Root-filled teeth can last a lifetime with proper care, including brushing regularly and keeping up with dental checkups. Sometimes your dentist may recommend that you have it redone years later if issues surrounding infection arise.

    Root canal treatments have a bad reputation for causing severe pain. However, it is a very common treatment that causes no more discomfort than any other dental procedure. A local anaesthetic is used to numb the tooth and the gums surrounding it. Our team are happy to answer any questions you may have and always make sure you are comfortable throughout the procedure.

    Your smile makeover is just a click or a call away. Contact us today at (0113) 279 6667 or use the contact page and our friendly team will be happy to help.

    We are based on the outskirts of Leeds city centre and are easily accessible by car or public transport. You can find us at: Swallow House, 349 Tong Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS12 4QG.

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