Overview

Advanced root canal treatment (RCT) is needed when the blood or nerve supply of the tooth (called the ‘pulp’) is infected through decay or injury. You may not feel any pain in the early stages of the infection. In some cases, your tooth could darken in colour, which may mean that the nerve of the tooth has died (or is dying). In this situation advanced root canal treatment is recommended, which would be tailored to the individual.

An endodontist is a dentist who specialises or has a special interest in saving patients’ teeth, with a view to avoiding extraction, through specialist care such as root canal treatments. An expert endodontist is often recommended for teeth with more than one canal, such as molars.

Whilst general dentists can perform root canal treatment along with other dental procedures, they often refer patients needing endodontic treatment to someone with special skills who then works in collaboration with that dentist on behalf of the patient.

Our dentist Oksana Molodyka, who practises in Saltash, has a special interest in endodontics and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Endodontics from Eastman Institute, London. She is one of the few clinicians in Devon and Cornwall to hold this qualification recognising her advanced skills in this area.

Complex endodontic treatment options generally take longer, which is why general dentists prefer to refer their patients to dentists specialising in endodontics. Smile Together is a community interest company so our clinicians can take time to thoroughly explain treatment options at every stage, thus reducing the anxiety that naturally comes with the prospect of root canal or other endodontic treatment.


ServiceCost
RCT subject to the complexity of the work requiredfrom £300 - £600

Please note an advance payment (10% deposit) will be taken when booking this appointment. If you need to cancel your appointment, this deposit is non-refundable.

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