Root Canal Treatment
Root Canal Treatment
The root canal treatment will repair and save a badly damaged or infected tooth instead of removing it. This treatment is needed when the pulp becomes inflamed or infected. The treatment involves removing the pulp and at the end the cavity is sealed by a filling material. If root canal treatment is not carried out in time, the tooth may need to be extracted.
Root canal treatment (also called Endodontics) is needed when the pulp inside your tooth becomes infected through tooth decay or damaged by an injury to your mouth. This infection may spread through the root canal system, which could eventually lead to an abscess, causing a great deal of discomfort. If root canal treatment is not carried out, the tooth may need to be taken out.
How is it carried out?
Our dentists can perform root canal treatment to stop the infection from spreading and will preserve as much of your tooth as possible. Using specific techniques and advanced equipment, you will receive a local anaesthetic and the treatment overall should feel no different to having an ordinary filling placed. The aim of the treatment is to remove all infection from the root canal. The root is then cleaned and filled to prevent any further infection. A temporary filling is put in and the tooth is left to settle.
The tooth is checked at a later visit and when all the infection has cleared, the tooth is permanently filled. Root canal treatment is a skilled and time-consuming procedure and most courses of treatment will involve two or more visits.
To keep your mouth in tip top shape we recommend you come in for regular hygiene appointments and dental check-ups.
Is it painful?
Today root canal treatment is as comfortable as getting a filling. With advanced local anaesthesia options and techniques it shouldn’t be painful. Although pain can be experienced, this is because of the infection in the tooth. Pain isn’t caused by the root canal treatment.
I’m not feeling any pain, so I don’t need a root canal treatment.
Your dentist will see and advise you if the pulp of your teeth is damaged or infected. If this is the case you will need root canal treatment. You may end up with the teeth needed to be extracted.
How much does a root canal treatment cost?
- Root canal treatment – Front is available from €240.
- Root canal treatment – Premolar €295.
- Root canal treatment – Molar €390.
- For more information about our offers, please check our pricelist.
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