Root Canal Treatment

Comprehensive Root Canal Therapy for Optimal Oral Health

Welcome to Amber Valley Dental Practice, where we specialise in providing expert Root Canal Treatment. Led by the skilled Dr. Mihai-Marius Iliescu, an experienced dentist with an MSc in Endodontology, our team is dedicated to delivering premium care for your dental needs.


What is a Root Canal?

A Root Canal, or endodontic therapy, is a dental treatment designed to address infections within the tooth pulp, the innermost layer of your teeth. Commonly performed by endodontists and dentists, Root Canal Treatment is crucial for preventing the spread of infection and preserving your natural teeth.

Why Would I Need a Root Canal?

You may require a Root Canal if bacteria invade the tooth pulp due to a deep cavity or a cracked tooth. Early intervention can prevent complications and alleviate symptoms.

Signs You May Need a Root Canal:



    •  Persistent tooth pain


    •  Sensitivity to pressure or touch


    •  Swollen gums


    •  Pimple on the gums


    •  Swollen jaw


    •  Discolored tooth


  •  Loose tooth

Procedure Details

Steps of a Root Canal Procedure:

Diagnostic Tests

X-rays and sensitivity tests to assess the condition of the tooth pulp.


Numbing of the infected tooth and surrounding gum area.

Dental Dam Placement

A protective barrier to keep the tooth dry during treatment.


Access Opening

Creating a small opening in the tooth’s crown to access the pulp.


Pulp Removal

Using precise instruments to remove infected pulp, nerves, and tissues.

Cleaning and Disinfection

Thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting the pulp chamber and root canals.


Using gutta-percha, a flexible dental material, to fill the empty pulp chamber and root canals.


Temporary Sealing

Placing a temporary filling to seal the tooth and prevent bacterial entry.


Crown Placement:

A custom dental crown is fitted to protect and restore the treated tooth.

Post-Procedure: You may experience some numbness initially, and subsequent appointments will be scheduled to prepare for and place the permanent dental crown.

Risks / Benefits

Potential Benefits of Root Canals

· Elimination of tooth infections

· Prevention of infection spread to other teeth

· Protection against jawbone damage

Risks or Complications:
While root canals are highly successful, there is a minimal risk of failure. If a root canal is not the optimal solution, alternative treatments may include re-treatment or extraction followed by a dental implant or bridge placement.

Trust Amber Valley Dental Practice for a pain-free and effective Root Canal Treatment. Schedule your appointment today for a comprehensive dental consultation with Dr. Mihai-Marius Iliescu.

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We have treated thousands of patients with a variety and combination of treatments to help them achieve the smiles they wanted.

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Principal Dentist

Dr Nadia Duarte

Nadia qualified as a dentist in Portugal in 2008 and she has been working in the UK since 2010. Nadia has been a dentist at Amber Valley Dental practice since 2013 providing dental care to thousands of patients in the local community.

While working in a busy practice environment, Nadia gained a wealth of experience during various post-graduate courses which included a year long certified course in Restorative Dental Practice from world renowned Eastman Dental Institute, London (2012) and a postgraduate certificate in Medical education from Staffordshire University (2020). Nadia has also completed a Master of Science degree in Dental Implantology from the University of Manchester (2017). In addition to all these, Nadia has attended several hands-on courses in Facial Aesthetics and Teeth Straightening.