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          • I have been a patient here for a few years and the service is always first rate. All of the staff make you feel very welcome as going to the dentist is not everyone's cup of tea. I usually see Kiran who is highly professional and extremely dedicated. She always clearly explains what she has found in her examinations and... read more

            Patrick Bowers 11/20/2018
          • Best dental surgery I have used so far, from the approachable staff behind the desk to the highly skilled dentist Dr Nandra and his team. Anyone looking for a lifelong and easy dentist to go too, I highly recommend Rock House Dental. Thank you Guys 'see you in 6 months'. :)

            Rosie Guru 11/25/2018
          • Highly recommended!!! The service from start to finish is impeccable topped off by a great team and experienced dentists to put you at ease! Thank you & keep up the hard work!!! :-)

            Ricky Nandra 7/19/2019
          • Fantastic dentists who really care about their patients and try and do as much as they can to help! I have always been treated kindly by all of the staff and would recommend anyone to them.

            Ashwin Jayna 5/26/2019
          • I was out of the area I needed a dentist ASAP so from word of mouth I was recommended to go to Rock House Dental Practice and what a dentist. One of the best Practice I have been to yet, clean and tidy and the staff where like family to me very welcoming I will visit again when and if... read more

            manjinder sehra 7/19/2019
          • I am a nervous patient. I cry through the exam let alone any treatment!! Today these lovely people got me through an extraction with no sedation!!

            Fiona Berry 10/03/2018
          • I had a wisdom tooth extracted at Rock House Dental Practice and am very happy with the service. Dr. Nandra was brilliant, it was all done in just a few minutes and I didn't feel a thing. Being in severe pain they managed to book me in for an appointment the day after I called in which was excellent. Highly... read more

            Anna Randulff 1/25/2019
          • These guys have proved time and again for me that they care more, when I needed emergency care they performed miracles and then repeatedly rang me to check how I was. Then they coached me to make sure it didn't reoccur. They've repeatedly told me not to have treatment if they wouldn't themselves rather than just selling to the max.... read more

            James Crowter 3/13/2019
          • The team at Rock House are very friendly and professional.
            The dentists take time and care in their work and offer great advice to keep your teeth healthy. Keep up the great work guys!

            Dav Seehra 8/17/2018
          • This is the preferred practice for both myself and my staff, the team at Rock House all have one thing in common, time for you. The treatment is always conducted with great care and explained in detail, a relaxed and professional atmosphere combined with a gentle air of good humour, always a pleasure to visit for both treatment and... read more

            Jubilee Automotive Group 5/15/2019
          • I am most fortunate to have Rock Dental Practice as my surgery, since the first day I walked into their practice over three years ago, I have received nothing less than a very warm and courteous reception from all staff. I have required some dental work which was crucial, the time, care and the level of work done was Ace... read more

            Geneva Carney 10/17/2018
          • Having had bad experiences in the past I am never a regular patient. But the staff at Rock Dental really helped me overcome my fear and I have been smiling ever since! Highly Recommended!

            Joel Brown 1/06/2019
          • I had used rock house for an emergency treatment and they seen me within an hour and managed to alleviate the pain. I then had a few more treatments too.
            I had some concerns with one treatment but Anoup has gone above and beyond to ensure that this was rectified. I genuinely can’t fault their approach to customer satisfaction.

            Peter Winfield 12/11/2018
          • Staff are very competent and friendly. Efficient use of IT for booking etc. Good location, plenty of parking. Would not hesitate to recommend the Practice

            Paul Smith 11/27/2018
          • Excellent first visit to the Rock Dental Practice. All the staff are friendly and professional. Particularly liked the 'real time' discussion about the Xray results - shown on a screen in the surgery a few minutes after they were taken. Can't get much better than that for patient care.

            Martin Crossley 2/01/2019
          • This practice has a very professional and relaxed feel about it. The treatment is carefully planned and executed. Overall very happy with the service provided. Would definitely recommend to others.

            Simran Bhogal 8/13/2018
          • I was very happy with all aspects of my visit to Rock House. From the very welcoming staff, to the excellent professionalism of the team who undertook my treatment. The practice itself was very clean and well maintained, and I would definitely recommend it to others! Thanks to everyone at Rock House for making me so comfortable!

            Rajan Chaudhry 8/09/2018
          • I have been a patient of Dr Nandra for many years.
            Over this time the standard of care that I have received has always been truly outstanding.
            Other members of staff I have encountered, both reception and nursing have been friendly, very helpful and totally professional.

            William Powers 1/23/2019
          • I visited recently to have my wisdom teeth removed, the procedure was quick and comfortable. The practice is extremely well presented and all of the team are very friendly.
            Thank you to Dr Nadra and the team.

            teaguey11 7/19/2019
          • Excellent!. Recently attended the practice with my mother in law who is extremely nervous. From the moment we stepped into the practice we were made very welcome. The staff were all very courteous and the level of care received by Dr Anoup Nandra was exceptional. He addressed her needs with great attention in a very calming manner. The treatment options... read more

            Ravi Dutt 8/10/2018
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      Highly recommended!!! The service from start to finish is impeccable topped off by a great team and experienced dentists to put you at ease! Thank you & keep up the hard work!!! :-)

      Ricky Nandra 7/19/2019

Root Canal Treatment

Endodontic Treatment

Root canal or endodontic treatment is scary, right? Wrong - it certainly shouldn't be. Root canal treatment saves teeth that would otherwise need extraction and that can only be a good thing. The horror stories that you may have heard regarding the treatment being painful are also wrong; its the infection within the tooth that is painful. Removal of the nerve supply to the tooth means that endodontic treatment should not be painful.

What is Root Canal Treatment?

Endodontic treatment will rid the tooth of harmful bugs or bacteria within the root canal system. Tooth decay or gum disease cause damage to the tooth and allow bugs to enter into the nerve structure. These bugs and bacteria cause inflammation within the nerve structure. The nerve is a little brain within each tooth and this grey mater expands when it becomes inflamed. This is similar to when you get a headache, however, when the brain expands, the skull bones are also able to shift and allow expansion. As the tooth is a closed unit, i.e. it does not expand, the expansion from inflammation is acutely painful. Any of you that have experienced tooth pain will be able to vouch for that, I'm sure.

Untreated, an infected root canal system will cause the infection to progress to a dental abscess which in turn, will cause the face to swell up. This abscess is full of pus and will require drainage.

Endodontic treatment removes the infected nerve structure from within the tooth, leaving a hollow tooth. It's a bit like taking the fuse out of a plug. After disinfection of the internal aspect of the tooth, the root canal structure is filled by a material known as gutta percha to prevent bugs and bacteria from re-entering the system. Finally, a dental crown or similar will restore the tooth to a functional state.

Who provides Root Canal Treatment?

A general dentist or an endodontist performs endodontics. An endodontist is a dentist who specialises in root treatments. The procedure involves the use of specialised equipment such as rubber dam and a dental microscope.

Infographic showing root canal treatment process

Reviews

  • Peter Winfield

    I had used rock house for an emergency treatment and they seen me within an hour and managed to alleviate... read more 12/11/2018

  • Paul Smith

    Staff are very competent and friendly. Efficient use of IT for booking etc. Good location, plenty of parking. Would not... read more 11/27/2018

  • Alan Mayor

    My first visit was an emergency appointment, I spoke to them on the phone at 10:30 and I had been... read more 2/16/2019

  • Stuart Cross

    Ultimate Halloween horror today. I went to the dentist this morning. It was a long job. I was given a... read more 11/01/2016

  • Patrick Bowers

    I have been a patient here for a few years and the service is always first rate. All of the... read more 11/20/2018

  • Amarjit Dhillon

    These guys are just great, highly recommended. After being turned away from my normal nhs practise, Anoop came to... read more 8/18/2016

  • Dav Seehra

    The team at Rock House are very friendly and professional.
    The dentists take time and care in their work and...
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    8/17/2018

  • Anna Randulff

    I had a wisdom tooth extracted at Rock House Dental Practice and am very happy with the service. Dr. Nandra... read more 1/25/2019

  • Martin Crossley

    Excellent first visit to the Rock Dental Practice. All the staff are friendly and professional. Particularly liked the 'real time'... read more 2/01/2019

  • Colin AT

    Awesome, really feel at home with the team.. and in Anoup's care 🙂 7/25/2016

  • Geneva Carney

    I am most fortunate to have Rock Dental Practice as my surgery, since the first day I walked into their... read more 10/17/2018

  • Angela Facer

    Thank you so much for today. I was so nervous and you really calmed me down and I’m so grateful... read more 4/23/2019

  • Ricky Nandra

    Highly recommended!!! The service from start to finish is impeccable topped off by a great team and experienced dentists to... read more 7/19/2019

  • Jodie Phillips

    Absolutley brilliant Dentist! I got offered an appointment the same day by Faye after experiencing some toothache and my tooth... read more 10/18/2017

  • vikki biggs

    Absolute brilliant dentist, and has looked after myself and my daughter for a few years, would highly recommend the practice... read more 7/14/2019

  • Jennie Tovey

    01.12.2017 - Another trip to Rock Dental for myself, my husband and 2 year old boy. Practice looks lovely and... read more 8/17/2016

  • Ashwin Jayna

    Fantastic dentists who really care about their patients and try and do as much as they can to help! I... read more 5/26/2019

  • Samantha H

    Another excellent experience. Dr Nandra, Dawn and the team are always friendly and professional and make a potentially nerve wracking... read more 5/08/2019

  • Stephanie Barker

    I have been a patient here for nearly 10 years and it just gets better and better. A great dental... read more 8/20/2018

  • Jubilee Automotive Group

    This is the preferred practice for both myself and my staff, the team at Rock House all have one thing... read more 5/15/2019

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