Root Canal Treatment NHS

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Posted 25th OctEdited by:"alison1989"
Can all root canal treatment be done under the NHS even if





it’s a complicated procedure? The dentist said it would cost me £650 for root





canal treatment as it will be a complicated procedure, however they do offer





this under the NHS.

Thanks All.
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Yes, root canal comes under NHS Band 2 but whether your dentist agrees to do it under NHS rates appears to be a scam to me. Our's usually refers to a private dentist who charges £800 for a molar root canal.
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Root canal treatment is a dental procedure to treat infection at the centre of a tooth (the root canal system). This treatment is available on the NHS (Band 2, £62.10).

Your dentist should be able to provide it for you or, where the treatment is complex, refer you to a practitioner with additional skills.
Root canals need to be done properly, I've one done twice, and although the second time the guy seemed to be really thorough, I need to have it done again

It's more difficult if they have to do it again as well, I went private last time and it cost me £2000 - I hate private dentists.
I’ve had a root canal on the NHS but 13 month later it failed (they’d left some of the root in as it was very deep) and then had to pay the band 2 charge again as it was outside of “warranty” so to speak
The NHS root canal treatment is basic and you’ll end up with an ugly looking cap. I paid about £450 for mine through my dentist (private) and mine was complicated, mines held over 2 years. Mine was colour matched to my teeth and titanium I think.
Edited by: "cmdr_elito" 25th Oct
I had a root canal and tooth rebuild for sub £600 privately, was a while back though.

If you have not had one before prepare yourself for the rubber dam.

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Bigfootpete25/10/2019 12:11

Root canals need to be done properly, I've one done twice, and although …Root canals need to be done properly, I've one done twice, and although the second time the guy seemed to be really thorough, I need to have it done again It's more difficult if they have to do it again as well, I went private last time and it cost me £2000 - I hate private dentists.


I’ve been through the exact same! First time Nhs dentist had to be redone. Second time went private had to be redone! Went back to the original Nhs dentist and third time everything was fine!

Had another done recently by a different Nhs dentist and everything was fine first time, was terrified for another ordeal...other than the pain anyway! Still cost £1000 with the crown and other things he found
4Real201625/10/2019 13:02

I had a root canal and tooth rebuild for sub £600 privately, was a while …I had a root canal and tooth rebuild for sub £600 privately, was a while back though.If you have not had one before prepare yourself for the rubber dam.[Image]


Oh my god why would you post this photo,
Horrible memories
Just remembered my dad had a root canal that was never right, years later he saw another dentist who found the broken small file they use to remove the root snapped off in his tooth

jemmarocks25/10/2019 13:05

Oh my god why would you post this photo,Horrible memories



I personally would have liked to know upfront about the rubber dam, can't say I enjoyed it much as a surprise

On another note you can shop around for private dentists and haggle on the price
Edited by: "4Real2016" 25th Oct
4Real201625/10/2019 13:22

Just remembered my dad had a root canal that was never right, years later …Just remembered my dad had a root canal that was never right, years later he saw another dentist who found the broken small file they use to remove the root snapped off in his tooth I personally would have liked to know upfront about the rubber dam, can't say I enjoyed it much as a surprise On another note you can shop around for private dentists and haggle on the price


OMG!!! I’m never commenting/looking at another health related post again
I had one done last week, it was free through my local school of dentistry. Royal Victoria Hospital Belfast. You might be able to get it done if you have one local to you?
I had a root canal on nhs. The process took about an hour and it’s been over a year and no problem so far. If it’s a complicated one tho I would advise you to go to the Guys hospital in Central London if you’re in London because they examine and get specialists to do it under the NHS if it’s complicated.
4Real201625/10/2019 13:02

I had a root canal and tooth rebuild for sub £600 privately, was a while …I had a root canal and tooth rebuild for sub £600 privately, was a while back though.If you have not had one before prepare yourself for the rubber dam.[Image]


I didn’t have that rubber damn when I got my root canal
jemmarocks25/10/2019 13:27

OMG!!! I’m never commenting/looking at another health related post again ( …OMG!!! I’m never commenting/looking at another health related post again


Sorry

My dad always has fun at the dentist, he had to return once after he had a tooth removed, complaining there was still some tooth left in the socket, the dentist pulled out a dry roasted peanut, still it was Christmas
4Real201625/10/2019 13:02

I had a root canal and tooth rebuild for sub £600 privately, was a while …I had a root canal and tooth rebuild for sub £600 privately, was a while back though.If you have not had one before prepare yourself for the rubber dam.[Image]


Is the rubber dam a recent thing because I've had several root canal fillings and never had to endure that contraption?
Depending on where it is (and the state of the rest of your teeth) you could just have it extracted and save the money.
Delbert.Grady25/10/2019 13:45

Is the rubber dam a recent thing because I've had several root canal …Is the rubber dam a recent thing because I've had several root canal fillings and never had to endure that contraption?


Mine was 2 years ago and I never had to use one
Delbert.Grady25/10/2019 13:45

Is the rubber dam a recent thing because I've had several root canal …Is the rubber dam a recent thing because I've had several root canal fillings and never had to endure that contraption?


Mine was a good few years back, I guess it depends on the dentist and how up to date they are on new techniques, it was the first time I had one, can't say I enjoyed it much made me feel a bit claustrophobic.
Edited by: "4Real2016" 25th Oct
private dentists use the rubber dams, never seen an NHS one.

OP the question is complicated as it depends on the actual tooth, what needs done and if it has been done before, anything complex and the NHS dentist will tell you to go private.
I’ve been told I need this two years ago. On a second “emergency” filling now no issues. Keep putting the root canal off.
22 Sep 2019 -
1) The majority of UK Health Service dentists never use rubber dam isolation in endodontic treatment
researchgate.net/pub…ice
I think it depends on complexity
I had one done in both and it was due to how complex it was
once a tooth is in the bucket a dentist cannot get any more money from it. So fathom why they rarely extract teeth these days
Wow that’s expensive. Just over a year ago I got a white crown on a molar, because I opted for a white one it had to be private. They also recommended I had root canal treatment before as a crown can apparently cause problems with roots down the line or something like that. Anyway the root canal had to go under private charges too due to the crown being private but all in it was about £350 so that much for just root canal seems over the top to me. Turns out I had 4 roots instead of the usual 3 so it did take more work. I was dreading the treatment but it was actually fine and I liked the dam.
4Real201625/10/2019 13:02

I had a root canal and tooth rebuild for sub £600 privately, was a while …I had a root canal and tooth rebuild for sub £600 privately, was a while back though.If you have not had one before prepare yourself for the rubber dam.[Image]


Do they still use these, I was a dental nurse 20 years ago, they used them back then, I expected more (or less) in this day & age
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