Maida Smiles (W. London)

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Treat Infections With Root Canals St John's Wood

Are you suffering from serious tooth pain? You could be experiencing serious tooth decay or a bad infection. But don’t worry. We can resolve the pain quickly and easily, often with standard root canal procedures.

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How Can You Tell If You Need A Root Canal?

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 common signs that the infection is severe enough to require root canal treatment. See them below.

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

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

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  • The go-to specialists for dental referrals in Westminster
  • Our London clinic is a thirteen-minute walk from St John’s Wood
  • We’re the dentist for dentists – so if other clinicians trust us with their teeth, then you know you’re in the right place.
  • Address: 207-209 Sutherland Ave, London W9 1RU. Get directions.
  • Telephone: 020 3583 9809

As our practice is conveniently located near Central London (W9), we’re often the first choice for patients needing fast, seamless fixes to everyday oral problems like pulpitis, tooth decay or oral infections.

We serve patients in St John’s Wood, Shepherd’s Bush, Kensington, Chalk Farm, Islington etc., six days a week – we even close later on chosen weekday evenings to be more flexible for our busy London patients.

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“I’ve been looking for a good dental clinic for myself and my husband. I was delighted to find Maida Smiles.” Caroline Black, 02/13/2021

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Avoiding Extractions At All Costs

For complicated pulpitis cases, we can involve one of our specialist endodontists, Dr Lee, who can repair the damaged tooth and save it from being extracted.

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

But why are they necessary? 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 damaged tooth is not repaired immediately, the bacteria entering the tooth can kill the dental pulp, consequently causing bone and tooth loss.

So, with Maida Smiles, you’ll know we can handle any dental problem in-house without needing referrals.

Root Canal Procedure

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, simple 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 additional appointments you may require.

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.

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