Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment (RCT) is a dental procedure used to treat infection at the centre of a tooth (the root canal system) and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected.

At Frederick Street Dental Care, we provide same day root canal treatment. This service is available both to patients registered with the practice and to new patients. 

You can book an appointment on calling us 0131 629 1158 and if necessary have root canal treatment carried out on the same day.

At Frederick Street Dental Care
. We offer treatment with a highly experienced team of dentists
. We guarantee a pain-free procedure
.We use the latest technologies and equipment
. The clinic is based in Edinburgh City Centre, EH2, with easy access

WHEN ARE ROOT CANAL TREATMENTS NEEDED?

Root Canal Treatment is needed when the pulp chamber and the canals within the roots of a tooth are irreversibly inflamed due to infection, causing severe pain. The inflammation can be caused by many factors such as infection, otherwise known as tooth decay, fractured and broken tooth, fracture lines due to grinding and trauma of a kind. Tooth decay is one of the most common causes of infected pulp resulting in pain and a need for root canal treatment to save the tooth

IS ROOT CANAL TREATMENT PAINFUL?

No, It does not need to be a painful procedure. Before any root canal treatment is carried out patient must be well anaesthetised, so they do not feel any discomfort during the procedure. Sometimes, when there is a severe acute pain with a tooth, it may take time to fully anaesthetize the patient and higher doses of local anaesthetic may be needed. Without a doubt, we can get patients fully anaesthetized prior to the carrying out a root canal treatment. 

WHAT IS THE SUCCESS RATE OF ROOT CANAL TREATMENTS?

Studies have shown that following the proper procedures as laid down by the experts (British Endodontic Society or American Endodontic Society) there is on average 70-75% chance of success with root canal treatments over 4-5 years. Following the correct procedures for the root canal

Opening Hours

Monday : 09:00AM-06:00PM
Tuesday : 09:00AM-08:00PM
Wednesday : 09:00AM-06:00PM
Thursday : 09:00AM-06:00PM
Friday : 09:00AM-10:00PM
Saturday: 09:00AM-10:00PM
Sunday: 10:00AM-04:00PM