Root Canal Treatment and Endodontics in Hemel Hempstead
If you’re looking for affordable and effective root canal treatment in Hemel Hempstead, from a trusted endodontics team, then our expert clinic can help.
We are proud to have an extremely talented and experienced dentist, Raj Mahendran (GDC No: 79866), who has been performing successful root canal and other endondontic treatments across Hertfordshire for many years.
Endodontic treatment involves looking after the soft inner tissue of a tooth, known as the pulp. At Landmark Dental we’re proud to be able to offer this specialist area of dental work, thanks to our dentist Raj who has a real passion for endodontics, working hard to acquire and maintain all the additional knowledge and skills.
One of the most common types of endodontic treatments that we deliver at our Hemel Hempstead practice is root canal treatment. We also work closely with individuals who are experiencing pain and discomfort caused by cracked or fractured teeth, as the large amount of nerves in the mouth mean it can be hard to find the exact cause.
Some patients also require endodontic treatment due to injury to the mouth, which can affect the health of the dental pulp. For example, if a child experiences a blow to an adult tooth which has not finished growing, it could affect the tooth’s development. Specialists in endodontics are perfectly placed to deliver the treatment needed to save the damaged tooth.
Our 3D imaging equipment allows us to better see the root canals and any related infections. We also use an operating microscope to help us see deep inside the root canal for thorough treatment.
If you would like to find out more about our endodontic treatments, click the link below or get in touch with our friendly practice team.
Root canal treatment process – helping nervous patients
When many people hear the term ‘root canal treatment’ it can cause feelings of worry or dread, thanks to imaginings of a lengthy, painful procedure. However, modern developments in dental technology and techniques mean this is no longer the case.
Patients who require a root canal can now undergo a root canal comfortably and can quickly return to their busy lives.
Where possible, it is always better to try to keep a tooth in place, as it supports the jaw and the surrounding teeth, as well as allowing the patient to smile and eat as normal. Therefore, when the pulp of a tooth becomes infected, a root canal treatment allows the infection to be treated with a view to keeping the otherwise healthy tooth in place.
If your dentist recommends that you require a root canal treatment, they will take the time to answer all your questions before administering a local anaesthetic to ensure you’re completely comfortable. We can also offer gentle sedation for those who are particularly nervous.
The top of the infected tooth is opened and the soft pulp is removed from the inside. The canals of the tooth are then cleaned out to remove all infection. The tooth is then filled and closed with a crown or filling to prevent further infection and to help it stay strong.
If you would like to speak to someone to find out more about our gentle, considerate root canal treatment, delivered by our endodontist, please get in touch with the practice.
How much is root canal treatment in Hertfordshire?
Our root canal prices therefore start from £380 – please see our price list and finance options for further help.
Patient #1: Nervous about jaw complications
"Last week I had root canal treatment from Raj. I was dreading it as I have an issue with my jaw that complicates things. Raj and his team were incredibly reassuring, they put me at ease and told me that they would take as many breaks as I needed. My fear was unfounded. I barely noticed injections and from that point on felt nothing. My treatment was completed in under 90 minutes. My tooth settled within days. I am so pleased that my dentist referred me to Raj for more specialist treatment. I would have no hesitation in recommending this team."
Patient #2: Suffers from dental phobia
“Dr. Raj Mahendran is the most reassuring and skilled dentist I have met to date. I have always suffered from dental phobia since I was a child. Just the thought of potentially experiencing dental pain by seeing a dentist used to be enough for me to get teary.
From the end of July, I experienced severe, shooting dental pain on a pre-molar. I signed up at a private practice and was later referred to Dr. Raj as a root canal specialist. I was so anxious about having a root canal and being able to feel pain during the proedure, that when I first entered the room when I met Dr. Raj I was in tears just after he asked me how I am feeling today.
From that moment onwards, Dr. Raj was open, reassuring and explained every single step to me, checking regularly if I am OK and whether I feel any pain at all. I had the best root canal experience possible with Dr. Raj.
Both were done in less than 2 hours, I did not feel any pain, only a slight tingling sensation with the initial Lidocaine injection, that was primed with Lidocaine gel. Dr. Raj chatted all throughout the procedure which I appreciated and found helpful to concentrate on something else.
When he promised that I wouldn’t feel anything, I trusted him immediately, which made all the difference. I can confidently say the Dr. Raj has cured me of my dental phobia and I wouldn’t see any other dentist if I were to need a root canal in the future. In terms of expertise, not only is Dr. Raj academically sound (adult dentistry, paediatric dentistry, root canal specialist, persistent maxillofacial pain and laser dentistry), but is just such a pleasant dentist.
In terms of competence, I had previously seen a Romanian dentist who qualified in both medicine and dentistry, however, managed to leave the tip of an instrument in my tooth. I couldn’t have been more pleased with Dr. Raj and would recommend him to anyone, but especially those who have dental phobia or are just anxious.
Thanks again, Dr. Raj!”