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Root Canals

Have you got tooth pain or sensitivity that just won’t go away? Been told you need a root canal treatment and are looking for a dentist that will look after you with the care needed to save your tooth?

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Save your tooth with root canal treatment at Smile Stories

Do you experience sharp pain or discomfort in one or more of your teeth for an extended period of time or have a tooth been filled a few times and now consists of more filling than tooth?

Maybe one of your teeth has had a hard knock or it’s been rotting for a long time and now has a large cavity? A root canal may be your last resort.


If the mention of ‘root canal’ sends shivers down your spine, fear not – we’re here to reassure you on the entire process.

Our expert team are gentle and friendly, and we’ll help you save your tooth.

Private Root Canal Bournemouth

Book your new patient heatlh check today to start your journey to a happy, healthy, pain-free mouth and discover what makes us different from other dentists.


Smile Stories,

330 Wimborne Road,





01202 513 292

Don't lose your tooth

We’re here to get you out of discomfort and help you. The expert team at Smile Stories has the technology and know-how to save even the most broken or rotten teeth.

Root Canal Treatment Clinic Opening Hours

We look after people who work so don’t just happen during the 9 – 5, so we’re open evenings and weekends to help our patients.

Monday:            08.00 – 20.00

Tuesday:           08.00 – 20.00

Wednesday:      08.00 – 20.00

Thursday:          08.00 – 20.00

Friday:               08.00 – 18.00

Saturday:           08.00 – 17.00

Sunday:           By Appointment

root canal treatment bournemouth

What is a root canal?

There can come a time in a tooth’s life where it gets into a bit of trouble – it could have been filled multiple times or the life may have been knocked out of it due to injury.

If a dental issue progresses to the point where the tooth dies, it’s referred to as irreversible pulpitis. 

The pulp chamber houses the tooth’s nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue, and when it becomes infected or inflamed, it can cause severe pain and lead to tooth loss if left untreated.

Root canal treatment is also known as a root filling and the aim is to keep your tooth in your mouth.

Root filling, in basic terms, is an extension of a procedure that begins from the top of your tooth, the crown, and goes all the way down to the root.

Within your tooth is a tube-like structure that runs from top to bottom.

This tube must undergo a three-step process: cleaning, widening, and finally, filling.

The root filling process involves filling the tube, starting from the visible part of your tooth and extending to the end of the root located beneath your gum.

Private root canal treatment Bournemouth – What to expect

We understand that the thought of a root canal may make you feel slightly anxious, but rest assured, our compassionate team is here to guide you through the process with care and expertise. Here’s what you can expect during your root canal treatment at Smile Stories:


Before any dental work is done, we will have an initial consultation with you where one of our dentists will examine your tooth, review your medical history, and discuss your symptoms and treatment options. We’ll take the time to address any concerns or questions you may have and ensure you feel comfortable and informed before proceeding with any treatment.

The root canal procedure

Preparation – Before beginning the root canal procedure, your dentist will administer local anaesthetic to numb the tooth and will ensure you remain comfortable throughout the treatment. 


Accessing the tooth – Once you are numb and comfortable, the dentist will create a small opening in the top of the tooth to access the infected or damaged pulp chamber and root canals. This allows us to remove the diseased tissue and thoroughly clean the inside of the tooth to remove the buildup of bacteria and debris.


Cleaning and shaping the canal – Using specialist instruments, we will carefully clean and shape the root canals to remove any remaining infection and prepare them for the filling. 


Filling and sealing – Once the root canals are cleaned and shaped, they will be filled with a biocompatible material which prevents bacteria from re-entering the tooth. The opening in the tooth will then be sealed to protect it from further infection.


Dental restoration –  Depending on the extent of damage to the tooth, a dental crown or filling may be placed to restore its strength, function, and appearance. We will discuss your restoration options with you and recommend the best solution to meet your needs.


Follow-up care – After your root canal treatment is complete, we will provide instructions for after care and book you in for a follow-up appointment to keep an eye on how it is healing. 

The Smile Stories approach to root canal treatment

At Smile Stories, we’ve redefined the root canal experience to be as painless and pleasant as possible – we take a comprehensive approach to understand the root cause and best course of action.Our experienced dental team will conduct a thorough evaluation of your oral health, including an assessment of your teeth, gums, and overall dental condition and recommend what is best suited to you.


Here’s what you can expect during your root canal treatment journey with us:


Comprehensive smile report – Your journey begins with a thorough examination of your oral health, including an assessment of your gums, teeth, and supporting structures. 


Customised treatment plan – Based on our evaluation, we’ll develop a personalised treatment plan that has been meticulously designed for your specific needs and goals.


State-of-the-art facilities – At Smile Stories, we only use the latest dental technology and techniques for accurate diagnosis, treatment, and top results for our patients. Our dental practice is equipped with advanced equipment to enhance your comfort and convenience throughout your visit.


Ongoing care & maintenance – Once your sensitive teeth are under control, we’ll work with you to develop a long-term maintenance plan to keep your teeth and gums healthy and prevent future issues. This may include regular dental check ins and ongoing monitoring of your oral health.

Meet our team

Ready to say goodbye to root canal worries? Get root canal treatment in Bournemouth

Smile Stories is a judgement-free zone – there is no need to be embarrassed about seeking help if you have a tooth that is in need of help; that’s what dentists are there for.

We area root canal private dentist serving Bournemouth, Poole, and the wider Dorset area, dedicated to delivering exceptional dental care that gives you the smile you’ve dreamed of. 

Interested but unsure of the process or what you need to do next? No problem!

Root Canal Treatment FAQs

Which areas of Bournemouth do you offer root canal treatment?

Our dental clinic is based on Winton highstreet, but we offer private root canal treatment to the whole of Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch and Dorset. We’re always happy to offer an initial telephone or video call consultation to better understand your concerns before you come and visit us.

How much does root canal treatment cost?

The cost for root canal treatment will vary depending on the severity of your condition and the level of treatment required. A full breakdown of costs will be explained before any treatment is completed, and we have payment options available to help spread the cost.

Do I need a root canal?

You might need a root canal if you’re experiencing severe tooth pain, sensitivity to hot or cold foods, or swelling around the tooth. These symptoms are often signs of infection or inflammation in the tooth pulp, which can be caused by deep decay, cracks, trauma, or repeated dental procedures.

Is root canal treatment painful?

Root canals have a bit of a bad reputation when it comes to pain. But, modern root canal treatment is virtually painless. We use local anaesthesia to numb the area around the tooth, ensuring you’re comfortable throughout the procedure. You might feel some pressure or mild discomfort, but it’s nothing in comparison to the toothache you’re experiencing.

How long does a root canal take?

The length of time a root canal procedure takes can vary depending on the complexity of the damage to the root and the number of tooth roots involved. On average, a root canal can take anywhere from 60 to 120 minutes per tooth. 

What happens after the root canal?

After your root canal treatment is complete, you may experience some mild discomfort or sensitivity, which is perfectly normal. We will provide you with post-procedure instructions and may recommend over-the-counter pain relievers to help manage any discomfort. You’ll also need to be careful when chewing on the treated tooth until it’s fully healed to prevent any damage to the temporary filling or crown.

How long will my root canal last?

With proper care and maintenance, a root canal can last a lifetime. After your root canal treatment, you must brush your teeth twice a day, floss daily, and visit us for regular check-ups and cleanings. By taking care of your teeth and gums, you can ensure your root canal remains a lasting solution for a healthy, happy smile.

Save your tooth

Whether you’re looking to get out of immediate trouble or a long term general dentist to look after the health of your mouth, we can help.

The sooner you treat a tooth, the less complex and costly it is.

We’re open 8-8 weekdays and Saturdays and will do our best to ensure you’re seen as soon as possible.


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