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Maida Smiles (W. London)

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Root canals from £66 pM

  • Root canals from £800
  • On-site root canal dentist
  • 96% treatment success
  • Conscious sedation available

★★★★★ – 4.9 Star Rated Clinic. Read our 215+ Google reviews.

Begin with a check-up

We don’t expect you to know that you need a root canal – that’s why it’s always best to book a dental check-up when something feels out of the ordinary. Our check-ups are charged at £110 for new patients and £95 for registered, existing patients. 

So, if it’s your first exam, you can rest assured that we’ll conduct a thorough assessment that helps us get to know your oral condition better.

The sooner you get your tooth pain looked at, the more you reduce the risk of your decay developing into an abscess. 

Signs and symptoms

Tissue can become infected due to tooth decay or an injury, which may cause increased sensitivity, pain and swelling of the gums or face.

  • The tooth is turning black
  • The tooth is beginning to discolour
  • You experience persistent tooth pain
  • It hurts to bite down and eat
  • Tooth sensitivity to touch, hot or cold
  • Clear fractures, cracks or breaks in the tooth

If any of the above resonates with you, tooth decay in your tooth has likely progressed to the point where the dental pulp has become inflamed or infected. The best option to treat the pain and save the tooth from extraction is with a root canal. 

The alternative would either be a pulpotomy or having the tooth pulled.

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A root canal might be unavoidable

Since the body’s immune system is unable to heal an infection inside a tooth or tooth root by itself, dental treatment is required to save the tooth and avoid further complications such as discolouration, severe toothache and complete decay.

Root canal total cost

Depending on the location of the root canal, the price can differ.

Plus, patients should know that root canals are often two-step procedures, which might require you to have a crown fitted at the end to protect the tooth. 

  • Incisor from £800
  • Pre-molar from £850
  • Molar from £950
  • Dental crown from £900

Root canal procedure

Root canals involve cleaning out the infected tissue and nerve inside the tooth root and replacing it with a special filling which prevents discolouration and further infections.

The delicate procedure sometimes requires two or three appointments, but most cases are wrapped up in one.

Endodontist Dr Jonny Lee will perform your root canal procedure, which is carried out chairside, under local anaesthetic, and will be relatively painless. 

However, for nervous patients who might be nervous about drilling and injections, we offer conscious dental sedation, which can help calm you. For example, IV sedation and oral sedation.

Although the loss of the soft tissue inside the tooth means that it will no longer be able to detect sensations, it will still be fully functional and should not cause any future problems.

The root canal process

  • Once the tooth has been numbed, the top section of the tooth is removed to allow access to the pulp and tooth roots.
  • Since there is no way for the nerve and tissue to heal themselves from the infection, the decayed or infected pulp must be completely cleared out, including inside the narrow root canals.
  • Once the soft tissue has been removed, the inside of the tooth is disinfected, and the end of the root is sealed off from the bone to which it is attached.
  • The tooth is then filled with a clinically constructed filling material specially designed to bond to the inside of the tooth and last a lifetime.
  • The sealed tooth is usually topped with a crown for ultimate pressure resistance and aesthetics.
Christina J
Christina J
23. March, 2023.
I've been receiving orthodontic treatment for about a year now with Dr. Ines and she's a wonderful mixture of highly skilled and professional, very thorough, and gentle in her approach. She is also super personable and I always look forward to my monthly appointments with her. She's made such a big improvement to my teeth and I'm very happy with my treatment so far -- I highly recommend Dr. Ines. I've also had other treatments with Maida Smiles and always had a great experience, especially with my wisdom teeth removal (by Dr. Pedro) that went very smoothly without any issues. The team's treatment coordinator/dentist nurse Cinthia is also always super kind and helpful if you have any questions or want to understand treatments.
Angelica Sacrepaye
Angelica Sacrepaye
15. March, 2023.
I had the lovely Dr Shankar for a 4 month Invisalign treatment. I mainly had overcrowding that needed sorting out after having had braces as a teenager and not wearing my retainer. Dr Shankar was delightful and has a lovely energy about him that made me feel very comfortable throughout the whole process. He explained processes well and also gave good advice to help me make informed decisions. I would highly highly recommend him to anyone in the Maida Vale area!
George Batchkala
George Batchkala
14. March, 2023.
I had 2 wisdom teeth (on the same side) removed by Dr Pedro. I had a much better experience than I expected. One month later, I have completely recovered without any complications. Absolutely recommend!
André Tiago
André Tiago
3. March, 2023.
I was recommended to start my treatment at the clinic and I couldn't be more pleased. It has been 6 months since I put my braces on and I am being followed by Dr. Ines and Dr. Cíntia. I can already see great changes and can't wait for the final result. Excellent professionals. The whole environment is very calm which makes you comfortable. 100% recommend Maida Smiles Clinic.
Claudia Castellani
Claudia Castellani
3. March, 2023.
Following a friend’s recommendation, I brought my eldest daughter to Dr Ines do Carmo for orthodontic treatment. Ines has been brilliant throughout the treatment; she is incredibly passionate about her work and this is reflected in her skilled perfectionism and the amazing results she achieves for her patients. From the start, Ines’ warm and friendly manner succeeded in putting my apprehensive daughter at ease. She was also forthcoming and thorough in her explanations of the treatment, and happy to share her extensive knowledge. My daughter now has an even lovelier smile thanks to Ines. I highly recommend her and will be bringing my younger children to her for their orthodontic treatment.
Carla Parreira
Carla Parreira
3. March, 2023.
It was my first time in the clinic and I had a great experience. The staff is very friendly. Samantha was very helpful with booking the appointment and fast replied to my messages. I had an appointment with Dr. Ines do Carmo. She is lovely. She explained all the treatment and the best option for my case. Cintia was helping Dr. Ines with the appointment. Cintia is very friendly. Dr. Ines and Cintia took care of me and made me feel welcome during the consultation. I will continue my treatment in the clinic. I recommend the clinic and especially Dr. Ines do Carmo.
Maria Moreira
Maria Moreira
2. March, 2023.
It is my good fortune to have found Dra inês at Maida Smiles Clinic and to have her as my orthodontist. My complex orthodontic treatment, as an adult, defies all laws of physics, but Dra Inês has the most amazing professional expertise and compassion to help and change lives, and she is helping me massively. In each consultation, Dra Inês moves one-step forward to improve my bite, my oral health in general and my smile! I will be forever grateful to Dra Inês for her outstanding care, professionalism and support she provides in each visit, in such a caring and friendly way. I warmly recommend Dra Inês and Maida Smiles Clinic to anyone who os considering orthodontics.
Adrian de Haro
Adrian de Haro
1. March, 2023.
We were on a short trip to London and my wife's implant got loose. We called Maida Smiles and they immediately saw her. They kindly sorted the issue out and my wife was extremely satisfied with the kind, friendly and professional service. Thanks Dr Pedro.
Igor Zinatulin
Igor Zinatulin
26. February, 2023.
I can’t thank enough Dr Pedro Gutierres and Maida Smiles’ team for guiding me through a multiple teeth extraction operation I had at the clinic recently. I’m a very anxious patient and everyone at Maida Smiles went above and beyond to accommodate my questions, asks and concerns. The operation itself was painless and positively uneventful, healing was quick and after-care second to none. Never thought I’d say this to myself but I’m looking forward to my next dentist appointment at Maida Smiles.