Root Canal Treatment

If your X-ray has shown your tooth pulp is attacked by bacteria, having a root canal is strongly recommended.

This procedure is known as endodontic therapy and is used to remove the bacteria and damaged nerve from the diseased tissue to relieve your toothache. Most importantly, it doesn’t have to involve the extraction of an affected tooth.

Undergoing a root canal at TEETH @ Tiong Bahru is a painless experience that results in a perfectly healthy tooth. Although pus and bacteria may be destroying the tooth from within, TEETH @ Tiong Bahru can eliminate the infection to allow the tooth heal on its own.

The Benefits: Why A Dental Root Canal Treatment Is Your Best Option

In healthy teeth, the pulp is housed in a safe place inside the chamber. But if you’ve recently had a dental trauma or developed a severe cavity, it may be exposed to bacteria in your mouth. This may lead to infection, followed by an abundance of unpleasant symptoms – with tooth loss being the ultimate unfortunate result.

With endodontic therapy, you can both retain the tooth that appears to be beyond repair but also return to normal chewing and biting habits. The solution to the underlying issue of the pain is to have a root canal treatment. The toothache is caused by the decay from an infection; that is where the pain exists and not the tooth itself. By rooting out the cause of your dental problem, TEETH @ Tiong Bahru’s dentists can relieve the pain by addressing the symptoms of infected root canals. Once the bacterial decay in the canals of your affected tooth are treated, your ache, abnormal sensitivity, and swelling will dissipate.

The Process: How a Root Canal Procedure Performed at TEETH @ Tiong Bahru

TEETH @ Tiong Bahru’s dentists will sit down with you to discuss your personalized dental care plan, including the root canal treatment price for the affected tooth. Once you are comfortable to proceed with the procedure, our experienced dental team will:

  1. Inject local anesthetic. Your dentist may first apply a topical numbing gel so that you don’t feel any discomfort when receiving the anesthetic injection prior to the procedure.
  2. Isolate the affected tooth with a dental dam. The rubber dam prevents the bacteria in saliva, oral debris or other dental materials from further infecting the tooth or from being swallowed.
  3. Clean the canals. Your dentist pinpoints the affected nerve through a tiny opening on the top of your tooth. The nerve will be removed, the canals flushed, and opening shaped for further filling.
  4. Fill the canals. Using advanced technology and digital X-rays, your dentist will carefully fill the space inside your tooth with a sealant material.
  5. Restore your tooth. In the final stage of a dental root canal treatment, your dentist will ensure your smile and bite are restored to comfort. This usually involves placing a post and core, followed by an onlay or a crown.

The Cost: How Much Does a Root Canal Surgery Cost in Singapore?

Endodontic treatments are priced on an individual basis as no two dental issues are the same. Treatment fees at TEETH @ Tiong Bahru are competitive, but ultimately a root canal treatment will cost you less than a complete tooth extraction with a dental bridge or implant replacement. This procedure will allow you to save both your natural tooth and money!

If you’re experiencing pain due to a root canal infection, contact our dental clinic to discuss treatment options, procedure intricacies, and costs.

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General Dentistry Services

Dental Examinations

This is a critical part of the dental appointment.  At your first visit, and at subsequent check-ups, the dentist will carry out a thorough check of not just your oral health, but also the health of the peri-oral tissues.

Dental Fillings

Fillings are placed to restore teeth to function and appearance after trauma, caries removal or tooth wear. Fillings can be separated into two categories – silver coloured or tooth coloured. However we no longer place silver coloured fillings at our clinic.

Periodontal Treatment

Also known as non-surgical periodontal treatment or gum treatment, this is the treatment for people with periodontal or gum disease.  When you attend your regular check-up, our dentist will always check your gum health.

Regular Maintenance

This is the regular maintenance treatment that is normally sufficient for most people to maintain oral health. In addition to the dental check-up it involves scaling & polishing, fluoride treatment, and sometimes special tests depending on your specific needs.

Root Canal Treatments

When the nerve of a tooth dies, or becomes infected, you may experience pain and swelling. This can cause a severe toothache in extreme cases. Root canal treatment allows us to remove the infected or necrotic nerve while saving the tooth.

Tooth Extractions

Extraction is the treatment to take a tooth out under local anaesthetic. It is usually done because a tooth can no longer be restored, is too mobile, or for orthodontic treatment.