Mint Dental SE1

Root Canal Treatment & Dentists in Waterloo (SE1)

  • Chosen and counted on by hundreds of patients in Lambeth and Southwark
  • 200+ five-star Google Reviews and growing
  • Root Canal experts are on-site and available daily (the go-to specialists in Waterloo for referrals)
  • Our London clinic is only a short, 10-minute walk from Waterloo station
  • We are two stops on the Bakerloo Line

Mint Dental Clinic is a local London dentist in Waterloo, serving patients near Waterloo, Southbank, Blackfriars, Embankment and Kennington.

Are you experiencing intense, spontaneous pain in your teeth? Is it paired with bad breath, swelling or sensitivity to hot and cold foods?

According to our specialist endodontist, you might be experiencing symptoms of pulpitis, and if that’s the case, you might require a root canal to save your tooth and stop the pain.

Suppose you’re experiencing tooth pain or are worried about your oral condition. In that case, it’s best to get in touch with us – we’ll be able to diagnose what’s happening and prescribe the next best treatments to alleviate any discomfort.

Dental treatments we offer in Waterloo
Fillings | Dental Crowns | Gum Disease | Hygienist | Tooth Extractions

Has a dentist told you that you need a root canal but are not sure this is the best next step? Please consult with our specialist dentists, who have undergone additional training to take on and handle complex cases. 

Andrew Forysth
Andrew Forysth
4 years a customer and always professional yet friendly service. Corrected my major issues (fillings/caps) and while they're keen to ensure ongoing 'perfect teeth' they don't hard sell peripheral / optional treatments. Highly recommended
Lucy MacCarthy
Lucy MacCarthy
I was looking for somewhere with a personal touch, that I could trust and that’s what I got at Mint. They always remember my name and are so polite. After a year of zoom meetings I really wanted my teeth to be straight and the results completely surpassed my expectations. I now feel comfortable taking photos! The team explained everything clearly (I felt I could ask anything multiple times) appointments were always organised and it was a really easy, worthwhile process. My teeth look like my teeth but are now at their best.
Jack Bell
Jack Bell
The clinic is a really lovely place to visit - it is extremely clean and all of the staff are very friendly. They were kind and reassuring all the way through my Invisalign treatment - as well as having amazing technology at their disposal. Dr Imran is so accommodating and kept everything simple, addressing any concerns straight away. All in all I would definitely recommend Mint Dental Clinic, a lovely experience all round.
Mitos Sangil
Mitos Sangil
Dr Patel has done very good job. He explains the procedure very well. He is very skilled. Staff are very friendly and accommodative. I booked for emergency procedure and the team are so quick to respond. The clinic is also very clean. Over all , I highly recommend Mint Clinic in St Georges road to everyone who gets problem with their teeth. 👏👏👏👍👍👍
Cesar Vicente
Cesar Vicente
Amazing experience at Mint dental clinic. Dr R Patel best dentist that has worked on my teeth.He explained all the treatment and has lots of experience. The staff is very friendly and very welcoming. They make you feel right at home. Assistant is very professional and very personable. Really happy with my Invisalign journey and the result.
Charlotte Fox
Charlotte Fox
Best dentist I’ve ever had! Have completed a year of Invisalign with Dr Patel and he has been so reassuring and kind throughout. From the reception staff to hygenists they really go above and beyond to make you feel looked after and special. I couldn’t recommend them enough!
Thomas Geoffrey
Thomas Geoffrey
Over the past six years Dr Raj and Preanka and all of the team at Mint have been exceptional. Every member of the team is exemplary at their expertise and I've never felt in better hands at the dentist. Affordable and top of the range, I would recommend them to anyone.
Mose Aitch
Mose Aitch
Excellent dental practice. A very smartly turned-out surgery. Staff are polite and very professional. I am impressed with the modern teeth scanning equipment. Dr Raj Patel will put you at ease. He is highly professional dentist. I have no problem in recommending Dr Patel and the rest of the Mint team.

Root canals in a nutshell

  • The root canal procedure is typically carried out over two or more appointments.
  • Patients not entitled to free NHS dental treatment will have to pay for a root canal.
  • Sometimes, root canals can be particularly complex, requiring a dental referral to a specialist endodontist (with Mint Dental, we have specialists on-site, so you won’t need to be referred out of our care).
  • According to NHS data, nine out of ten root-treated teeth survive for 8 to 10 years.
  • Having a crown placed on top of the tooth after treatment gives the tooth better chances of survival.
  • If infections return, root canal treatment can be repeated (re-root canals).
  • Over 15 million teeth are saved worldwide due to root canals.

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Signs that indicate you might require a root canal

Endodontic procedures are often necessary when the pulp (the soft tissue inside the root canal) becomes infected – this inflammation or infection causes various issues that can cause the tooth to chip or crack.

Additionally, injury or trauma to the teeth can cause pulp damage, even if your tooth has no visible chips or cracks.

When the pulp becomes infected and is left untreated, patients can often further develop abscesses and be left in a lot of pain.

Root canal symptoms:

  • Sharp or severe pain when chewing, eating or biting down
  • Pimples appearing on the gums
  • Chipped and cracked teeth
  • Prolonged and lingering sensitivity to hot and cold
  • Gums are swollen and tender
  • Deep decay or darkened gums

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How successful is root canal treatment?

Root canal treatment is often successful at clearing out the infection and saving the tooth. When combined with dental crowns, the outcome of your root canal treatment can be more successful and extend the tooth’s life for a further 8 to 10 years.

Pursuing this route means that patients can avoid losing a tooth, which comes with its own extraordinary problems like bone loss and tooth movement.

The chance of your tooth surviving for a long time will increase if you keep your teeth clean.

However, the survival of the tooth will also depend on several factors, including:

  • How much natural tooth remains
  • Your standard of oral hygiene and cleanliness
  • The biting forces of the tooth

Root canal procedure steps

  1. Anaesthetic – you will remain awake during the procedure with the anaesthetic numbing any of the pain.
  2. Removal of the pulp – our endodontist will make an incision at the top of the tooth to expose the damaged pulp. Our specialist will then remove it using special tools called files. All pathways and canals will be cleared out.
  3. Antibiotics – topical antibiotics will be coated by the dentist to prevent reinfection. The tooth will then be sealed with a sealer paste and a rubber-like material called gutta-percha. Oral antibiotics might also be prescribed.
  4. Temporary filling – we’ll fill the small opening with temporary material to prevent saliva from getting in.

Following a few days from the procedure, our specialist will invite you in to take X-rays to ensure the infection has gone.

If all looks good, we will replace the temporary filling with a permanent one, with some patients preferring a permanent crown as a final restoration. Dental crowns are artificial teeth often constructed from porcelain and are hailed for their realistic appearance to natural teeth.

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Car parking spaces are available near the practice (Colnbrook Street).

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