Referral Services – Root Canal Treatment

Congleton Dental Centre provides a referral service for complex root canal treatment, which is often not available in general dental practice.

Refer a Patient for Root Canal Treatment
Congleton Dental Centre accepts referrals for root canal treatment on a private basis.

Referrals can be made by completing the referral form below, and emailing it along with any relevant radiographs to

Download referral form (MS Word document)

Price List for Endodontic Referrals
Root canal treatment on referral is provided on a private basis. Prices are as follows:

Consultation (30 minute appointment) £100
Root canal treatment (any tooth) £600
Root canal re-treatment (any tooth) £700
Post or instrument removal (in addition to fee for root canal treatment) £150

Endodontic microsurgery (apicectomy) – incisor


Endodontic microsurgery (apicectomy) – premolar

About our Referral Service
Complex root canal treatment is provided by Dr Carl Paisley BChD MFDS RCSEd MSc (Endodontology).

Carl graduated with honours from Leeds University in 2003. He worked in general and hospital dental practice in Harrogate, Hull and Leeds, before working as a lecturer in Restorative Dentistry at Leeds University for five years. It was here that he developed a particular interest in Endodontics, teaching extensively on the undergraduate programme. Carl has been taking referrals for endodontic treatment since 2015, and undertook a masters in Endodontology at the University of Chester, which he completed with distinction In 2018. In his spare time, he enjoys playing the electric guitar and drums, mountain biking and digital photography.

Services available are:

  • Root canal treatment including the management of curved and narrow canals
  • Root canal re-treatment
  • Management of teeth with immature roots
  • Repair of perforations
  • Removal of posts
  • Endodontic microsurgery

Carl uses the latest techniques to maximise the chances of success including:

  • The use of an operating microscope (Carl Zeiss)
  • Rubber dam isolation
  • Irrigant activation techniques
  • Ultrasonic instrumentation
  • The use of bioceramics to manage large apices
  • Use of CBCT scans to guide treatment in complex cases

What patients should expect

All referral patients are seen for a consultation initially, to assess how predictable and feasible root canal treatment will be in their case. This will involve a thorough history and examination of the tooth in question, including up to date x-rays, before discussing the various options available. In some complex cases such as retreatments, or teeth with unusual anatomy, it may be recommended to have a 3D scan of the tooth in question (CBCT scan).

Treatment is usually performed over one or two visits, depending on the complexity of the case.

Following treatment, patients are discharged back to their referring dentist – we will only provide treatment which your referring dentist has agreed.