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Root Canal Treatment in Surrey Quays

When infection spreads to the tooth root, the only option to save the tooth is a root canal. While this treatment might have a reputation for being uncomfortable, it can help you to get control of your dental pain quickly and save the natural tooth from extraction. If you’re having issues with dental pain, book a consultation to learn if you need a root canal treatment.

Endodontics is a specialist form of dentistry concerned with the health of the tooth roots. The most common endodontic procedure is the root canal.

Root canal treatment can help to preserve a natural tooth that has been badly damaged by decay. When infection spreads to the roots of the tooth, this can lead to extreme dental pain, sensitivity and an abscess in the root of the tooth. This condition will not go away without intervention.

A root canal exposes the infection portion of the tooth and removes the damaged pulp at the centre of the tooth. Next, we clean the root canals to ensure no bacteria remains. We then fill the roots with a special material to help give the tooth structure additional strength. And finally, we cover the tooth with either a filling or a crown.

Root canal treatment is often the last resort before a more invasive procedure such as an extraction. It can also help you to eliminate the source of your dental pain quickly.

We’re accepting new NHS patients. Contact the practice today.

Benefits of Root Canal Treatment

Flexible Appointments

Access dental care when you need it, with flexible appointment times and emergency appointments available daily.

Stop Your Pain

This treatment will resolve any pain you might be experiencing by addressing the source of the problem.

Nervous Patients Welcome

Our team are specially trained to support nervous patients in their journey to better oral health, simply contact our team.

Modern Facilities

Our modern and welcoming dental practice offers a wide range of treatment options under one roof, making dentistry more accessible.

Latest Technology

Our treatment plans are guided and informed by the latest dental technology to ensure better outcomes for patients.

Finance Available

Make treatment more accessible and affordable with 0.0% interest payment plans to spread the cost of care.

Root canal treatment might be daunting, but the team at Surrey Docks Dental Practice will put you at ease throughout your treatment.

Surrey Docks Dental Practice Team Member Dr Zahid Chowdry

Explore our treatment options

We offer a range of treatments to help protect and perfect your smile. Learn more about the treatments available, or book a consultation with our team to find out which treatments are right for you.

Your treatment journey

Every treatment journey is unique, but this is what you can expect when you start your dental treatment with us. We’ll keep you informed every step of the way.



If you are having dental pain that comes and goes, book a consultation with our team. We can confirm the cause of the pain and determine if you require a root canal treatment.



The treatment will take place over 1-2 visits. You will be numbed throughout the treatment, so you shouldn't feel any pain or discomfort. Once the treatment is complete, the source of your pain will be gone.



We'll support you to care for your teeth at home by providing aftercare advice and tips. We'll also invite you for a checkup after your treatment to ensure the tooth is healthy.

Frequently asked questions

Learn more about your treatment. We’ve answered the most common patient questions below.

Your tooth will be more sensitive in the days following your procedure, so you should avoid direct contact with very hot or very cold food and drink. You should also avoid sticky or chewy food, as this can cause the crown or filling to come loose.

The root canal procedure may be completed over two visits to ensure the canal is properly cleaned and free from bacteria. We may fill the canals with a temporary filling to clean out any remaining bacteria. When you return to the practice, we flush this out, fill and then seal the tooth. This is more common in very complex cases with multiple tooth roots. Some root canal treatments can be easily completed in one visit.

Recovery after a root canal is very quick. You might have some slight discomfort and increased sensitivity in the days following your treatment, but this should soon pass. After one week, your tooth should feel and function like normal again.

The root canal procedure should not be painful as you will be numbed throughout the treatment. However, many people remember it being more uncomfortable because they have an active infection at the time. This is why root canal treatment has a reputation for being painful. Some people prefer to get their infection under control with antibiotics before starting treatment.

Don’t just take our word for it.
Hear from our happy patients

  • Professional, effective and fast results - great dentist 👍👍👍 and nice receptionist


    May 16,2024

  • Surrey docks dental is the best place to have a dental check. Very accommodating staffs especially the receptionist Jink , having a great smile doing the appointments booking for us.

    Peter John Biasca

    May 15,2024

  • Excellent Practice. Excellent doctors. Had an appointment with Mr Reuben. I'm terrified of being in the dentist's chair but he's one of the best at his work! Made me very comfortable. Also shout out to the practice manager, she really goes above and beyond for the patients and the practice itself.

    aastha pandey

    May 14,2024

  • Very good dental clinic. Not easy to book early appointments but receptionist Jinky was very helpful to find a suitable time slot.

    Gilbert George

    May 13,2024

  • Had my Invisalign Treatment done by Dr Mehdi Safari, an amazing dentist, professional, and very good at what he does, no issues at all with my treatment or check-ups. a bit far from where I live but worth the travel for a great practice with good people

    Duane Mason

    Apr 29,2024

  • I had such a big job and everything went so smoothly, thank you so much for this lovely experience, will recommend it and I am coming back for sure

    Poison Blondie

    Feb 3,2024

  • Couldn't express enough gratitude towards the team here. I needed a safe pair of hands with my #8 Incisor, plus the heavy-woes close behind my dilemma. Dialling in to SDDP, I was received by Djoan, who was attentive and patient with my anxiety. She really was altruistic over the phone and put me at ease right away. Getting an appointment is never easy in the land of today but I felt reassured I was made a priority as best she could. Representing is Djoan and also Roshni, whom was totally ahead of the game and had forseen an appropriate approach to my following visits necessary to regain as much of my Hollywood E-lister smile as possible.Dr Safari answered my doubts with professionalism, great knowledge and clarity. Rebooking before leaving was painless as Djoan and Roshni had effortlessly lined up my appointment options so I only had to mutter, "that one". With Ivana managing, perpetual assurance is imminent.


    Feb 2,2024

  • Just want to say That Surrey Docks Dentist is the best Dentist's n the Area Staff are very helpful polite make you feel so welcome. Down from front desk to main Dentist's themselves.... I have been with Dr Chowdry for over 20 years and wouldn't go Anywhere else. Would and do advise all my Family and friend's to go there NHS or PRIVATE go book an appointment and see you tryely won't be disappointed

    Anne Parrish

    Feb 1,2024

  • Such friendly staff!The receptionists Djoan & Roshni were so helpful and went out of their way to ensure that I was seen - they didn’t have to do that so I am very grateful, thanks guys!Then there’s Dr Safari, he’s honestly just amazing! The lengths he goes to to ensure his patients receive the best care is something I really respect about him. Thank you for everything you do!If you are looking for a new dental practice in Surrey Quays, trust me come here and see Dr. Safari - you wont be disappointed!- Temi

    Temi Aina

    Jan 31,2024

  • I had an outstanding experience with Dr. Safari. His calming presence immediately put me at ease, and he did an excellent job with my dental care. Moving forward, he'll be the go-to dentist for my entire family. Highly recommend his services

    Dilhan Hussein

    Jan 27,2024

  • Adnaan Mann is the best dentist, myself and my family will only see him he’s amazing and puts you at ease if you’re a nervous patient. All the staff at Surrey docks dental practice are wonderful so friendly and helpful, I wouldn’t go anywhere else.

    Sam Muir

    Jan 25,2024

  • I had a severe phobia of the dentist was seen by Dr Mehdi who put me at ease and gave me all the time and support I needed to receive the treatment I needed. I couldn’t recommend this dentist enough and have even been back for a check up without the usual fear. Amazing

    michael dunphy

    Dec 19,2023