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Michael McGrade
Michael McGrade
6. July, 2022.

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Great experience with this dentists. Emailed asking for copies of some old receipts at the weekend and Melika was extremely helpful/came back with them almost immediately 🙂

Cenk Turkinan
Cenk Turkinan
19. June, 2022.

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Short waiting times, friendly staff, clean premises, flexible

Anita
Anita
11. June, 2022.

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It’s a rare case when you think about going to the dentist as something enjoyable. But this is Maida Smiles in nutshell.

I had 2 wisdom teeth removal during one appointment and literally didn’t feel any pain or anything unpleasant at all. It’s was such a great experience end-to-end.
Strongly recommend!

Alessandro Ananias
Alessandro Ananias
29. May, 2022.

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Excellent dentist - very caring staff and superb service

Julia Gościmska
Julia Gościmska
25. May, 2022.

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Very professional, punctual and nice visit. I will come back again. Higly recommended, Marek Pastuch is the best!!!

Thomas Shahani-Tuckwell
Thomas Shahani-Tuckwell
20. May, 2022.

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I recently underwent a 2-hour procedure with Dr. Priscila Souza to repair 2 teeth.
The anaesthetic was applied so gently, that I barely noticed it. As for the procedure, Dr. Priscila was so skilled and gentle that I actually fell asleep.
I can not recommend Dr. Priscila highly enough. Without a question of a doubt, the best dentist I’ve had in London.

  • More than 200+ impressive Google Reviews. We’re rated 4.9 stars!
  • The go-to specialists for dental referrals in Chelsea, St John’s Wood & Victoria.
  • London clinic is a 22-minute train journey from Kensington (SW10).
  • We’re the dentist for dentists – so if other clinicians trust us with their teeth, then you know you’re in the right place.

We offer same-day, urgent appointments. Book now.

What is a root canal? Avoiding extractions at all costs

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The treatment is called a root canal, which involves cleaning internal canals that reach the tooth’s root.

But why are they essential? At the tooth’s core is the dental pulp that extends down to the root of your teeth. The pulp is home to nerves, connective tissues and blood vessels that are prone and vulnerable to infection – this is because once it becomes damaged or chipped, bacteria can seep through the cracks.

If you have chips or cracks in your teeth and have avoided dental fillings for some time, you likely have an infection.

When the impaired tooth is not fixed immediately, the bacteria entering the tooth can kill the dental pulp, consequently causing bone and tooth loss.

Patient google review

“Root Canal with Jonathon Lee. It was a wonderful experience from start to finish. The staff are all great, knowledgeable and informative. Highly recommend this practice.”
Joe Weaver, 01/06/2017

How can you tell if you need a root canal?

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Sometimes, patients experiencing tooth pain do not always need a root canal – it depends on the extent of the damage.

However, there are a few typical signs that the infection is severe enough to require root canal treatment. See them below.

The signs and symptoms that might suggest you need a root canal:

  1. The tooth is chipped, cracked or has a hole.
  2. You experience significant toothache or pain when chewing.
  3. There is a lot of pain when biting down on putting pressure on the tooth.
  4. Your gums are tender or swollen in the area surrounding the tooth.
  5. You’ve noticed additional swelling in the neck and face.
  6. An abscess has begun to form on the gum area (like a pimple or blister)
  7. You experience extreme sensitivity when the tooth is exposed to cold or hot food or drink that lasts.
  8. The tooth is dark or discoloured.

Root canal procedure

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Your root canal procedure or therapy will involve cleaning out the infected pulp and removing any damaged nerves simultaneously.

While this might sound scary or intimidating, your dental nerves serve no purpose other than detecting temperature. So, for our expert endodontist, this standard, easy procedure will free you from toothache or pain.

Our specialist endodontist, Dr Lee, has received extensive education and special training in prestigious courses to be referred to as an expert. For Dr Lee, it’s his speciality to perfect the art of root canals and save your teeth.

Root canal therapy typically takes one or two visits to the dentist to complete — however, the more complex the case, the more appointments you may require.

Root canal cost

Directions from Kensington

★★★★★ – 4.9 Star Rated Clinic

From Kensington to our clinic in Maida Vale, it is a short 22-minute tube journey using the District, Circle and Bakerloo lines. Our clinic is a short walk from Maida Vale tube station (roughly 2-5 minutes).

If you are planning to drive to our practice from Kensington, it’s only 2.7 miles away and typically takes around 16 minutes with heavy traffic.

Paid parking is available using ParkBee on Lanark Road (the road right next to the practice).

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