Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment is performed on an infected tooth where the pulp inside the tooth has become infected due to an injury or another cavity, or on a tooth that won’t stop hurting and has had a filling.

Root canal treatment is a multi step process during which the damaged area of the tooth will be removed, and the canals cleaned and disinfected before they are sealed.

A permanent crown or other cover is recommended and is fitted at a later stage.

If the tooth is infected and a root canal treatment is required then immediate treatment is needed to make sure the infection is removed as quickly as possible. If the treatment is delayed it could cause the spread of the infection to other teeth, meaning more pain and potential loss of that tooth and surrounding teeth.

Do I need a Root Canal?

Dentists have many tools in their toolkit. If you’re experiencing any of the following, it is best to book in for a consult:

  • A toothache that lasts longer than 10 minutes & keeps you awake at night
  • Random pain in your tooth
  • A tender bite
  • Your teeth are sensitive to hot or cold temperatures

This can happen from the following reasons: infection, decay, deep fillings, trauma or fractures.

Root canal treatment is one of the options that can help you chew normally again without pain, improve appearance and sensitivity, and help maintain the health of surrounding teeth.

You’re in Safe Hands

As general dentists, we have many years experience in performing successful root canal treatments.

Thanks to modern technology, anaesthetics, and when performed correctly, treatment can be relatively pain free.

How do I book?

We’ve made the process nice and simple for you. To book an appointment with us, click on the ‘Book Now’ button below and choose a time that suits you.

At Grafton Dental, we take pride in our ability to make you feel comfortable while performing the procedure as quick and painless as possible.

Let’s save your teeth and get it sorted today. 

Dr Vaibhav

Dr Vaibhav Talesara, or “Dr. V” to his loving patients, graduated with honours in 2007 from Maharastra University of Health Sciences. He then practiced under a well-known Implantologist and a leading dentist, Dr  S. Nene. In 2009, Dr. V moved to New Zealand and completed the Bridging Course for Overseas Dentists at Otago University in Dunedin. After successfully completing his NZDREX exams he took up a position in the private sector initially working in Inglewood, Taranaki for 2 years. Being a city boy at heart, he moved back to Auckland and has never looked back. Dr. V has worked full time on the North Shore for the last 6 years splitting his time across two large practices. He has continually kept abreast of the latest innovations when it comes to dentistry and has a special interests in Endodontics and Cosmetic dentistry. Dr V is an ardent believer in saving teeth and preventive dentistry. Every detail of the clinic, right from logo design and clinic setup to patient care and management has undergone plenty of thought and attention to detail, with patient focus at the forefront. Dr. V dedicates Grafton Dental to his greatest inspiration, his mother and brother! In addition to being a complete foodie, in his spare time, Dr. V likes playing volleyball and hitting the gym.



Megan Cook is Auckland born and bred, and grew up on the North Shore.  Megan started her career in the dental industry at the age of 16 in central Auckland. From there, she travelled the world, always managing to keep one foot in the dental industry. While in London she had the incredible opportunity to work at the prestigious Eastman’s Dental Hospital for 4 years.  After spending the last 13 years working in dental clinics in Australia, Megan recently returned home to Auckland from the Gold Coast. She and her husband of 25 years are the proud parents of 2 young men who played league up to representative level. Grafton Dental is excited to add Megan’s passion and experience to our growing team.

Dr Ahmad

Raised in the beautiful city of Napier from the age of 2, Ahmad grew up to be a massive foodie and football enthusiast.  Somewhere along the way he found the wonderful world of dentistry and hasn’t looked back since.  He believes in treating patients with compassion, empathy, using his skills and knowledge to provide quality tailored ethical treatment to suit everyone's needs. Ahmad graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from Otago University in 2014 and will be completing the graduate programme for the New Zealand Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry  (NZACD) at the end of 2019.


Originally from Zimbabwe, Storme migrated to New Zealand in 2002. Storme and her family settled in the beautiful Hawke's Bay and considers “home” to be the beautiful small East Coast town – Napier. Since relocating to Auckland, Storme has completed her Bachelor of Health Science Degree (Oral Health) and continues to remain passionate about working alongside her patients to maintain optimal oral health. 

Storme has a broad experience of all aspects of the dental field and prides herself on her laid-back, calming and understanding nature. In her spare time, Storme enjoys regular gym sessions, reading and spending time with friends and family.


Shabari is our newest dental assistant and team member at Grafton Dental. She is a dentist from India with 5 years of clinical experience. Having recently moved to Auckland, she is keen on practising here as a dentist someday. She is a fast learner and has picked up the dental culture of Auckland with ease and fits in perfectly in our friendly team. Every day is an adventure and Shabari is enjoying her time exploring this side of the world.


Moviya completed the Bachelors in Dentistry and practised as a dentist for 4 years. She was born and brought up in Southern part of India. She extended her knowledge working in non-clinical field before, moving to Auckland in 2018 and pursued her Post Graduate Diploma in Public Health. She has 1.5 year of experience as a Dental Assistant in Auckland. She just started exploring the breathtaking beauty of New Zealand. Moviya is passionate about dentistry, keen in learning tips from dentists whom she assists and is currently preparing for her registration exams to practice as a dentist in New Zealand.

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Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday,  Wednesday 8:00-5:00, Thursday 9:00-6:00, Friday 7:30-3:30

Unit 4, Building A, Ground Floor, 8 Nugent Street     E-mail:     Phone: 09 320 4161


Turn left when entering the plaza. Follow the one way road around the building. You will see the car park building on your left hand side and the clinic on your right hand side. Turn left as you enter the car park building and you will see the Grafton Dental parking up ahead on your left hand side.


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