Diet, age and general lifestyle can all play a part in your oral health – whether teeth, gums or mouth. One routine treatment we often carry out is the root canal. While many of our patients dread having a root canal, thinking it to be invasive and painful, the process is actually quite simple, and relatively pain-free.

A root canal is performed on a tooth with a cavity, where an infection has taken hold inside the tooth, or the tissue inside has simply become damaged. We’ll remove the tissue, clean the cavity and seal it up when finished.

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At Dentique, Leicester, we see teeth that need root canal treatments every day – and what a difference it makes when our patients tackle this common tooth niggle.


I am pretty worried when it comes to dentists, yet I have a lot of cosmetic work that I would like doing. Before I can have my teeth straightened my regular dentist has told me I need 2 root canal treatments that I have been putting off for 2 years. He recommended Angel at Dentique who is a specialist and I’ve had the first RCT now. He was brilliant! He explained everything and even used gel to numb my gum before the injection so I literally didn’t even feel a thing.
I highly recommend any one needing a root canal treatment to come see Angel.

Anaeka Nathwani

I can not fault the great experience I get every time I visit dentique . The dentist pieter is very experienced and nothing is too much trouble . I have always got in on the same day , and the nurses and manager are always there to greet me with a smile and a wealth of knowledge.
Best dental practice around , I would not go anywhere else
Thanks dentique

Jamie Lewis

Frequently asked questions
Root Canals at Dentique Dental Practice

  1. You might experience pain in the area, a foul smell (indicating infection) or you might be able to see or feel the hole in the tooth. However, some people don’t realise they need one until it’s picked up in a routine check-up.

  2. It’s often as simple as having good oral hygiene. We always advise our patients to brush and floss twice-daily, and using a mouthwash which contains fluoride can also help.

  3. In the days following a root canal procedure, it’s normal to have sensitivity in and around the area of treatment. Usually, over-the-counter pain relief can help with this, and the sensitivity usually runs its course.

  4. Sometimes, complications do happen – for example, the tooth might become cracked during treatment, requiring extraction.

  5. Any kind of dental treatment can cause pain, if not approached properly or by a trained dental professional. Some people compare the sensation of a root canal as being similar to a filling – which is no surprise, as part of the treatment involves filling the cavity at the end.

  6. Root canals are essential in helping clean and protect the affected tooth, or teeth. Avoiding treatment could lead to complications such as abscess, swelling and bone loss. For those who are anxious about treatment, it helps to know that we at Dentique are specially trained to help those more nervous patients.

  7. It probably depends on which tooth you’ve had treated, but as part of the process involves restoration – a crown or filling – it’s likely people won’t be able to tell you’ve had one.

  8. Aside from extraction, there isn’t anything else you can do to treat this problem. In fact, by opting to treat and save the tooth, you can help prevent issues further down the line, including bite problems from shifting teeth, or loss of bone that can sometimes result from a missing tooth.