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Why Choose Kong Dental?

Experienced and Friendly Dental Team

It is our utmost priority that our patients have a comfortable and positive experience. We understand that visiting the dentist makes some of us anxious, and it’s alright. Our friendly clinic staff and dentists will guide you every step of the way.

Same Day Appointments Available

If you feel that your dental situation or pain requires immediate attention, don’t hesitate to call us to speak to our friendly staff. We take such cases seriously. During non-operating hours, please contact us at our emergency hotline!

Modern Facilities

Kong Dental clinics are equipped with advanced technology such as digital imaging, 3D printing, and computer assisted system CALAJECT™ (to deliver painless and gentle injections). Making use of such technology, we promise to provide personalised and effective care to each of our patients.

What Happens During Root Canal Treatment?

What Happens During Root Canal Treatment?

To perform a root canal, an opening in your tooth is made to create access to the infection and debris. Once the infection is removed, the tooth interior is cleaned and sealed. A dental crown is eventually used in most root canal-treated teeth to protect the tooth from fractures and further damage.

Dental crowns offered at our clinics are shaped, coloured, and sized to fit perfectly into your smile while protecting your weakened tooth. Treatment may be completed within 1 to 2 visits. Root canal treatments relieve pain and prevent future discomforts as well.

Root Canal vs Extraction

Root canal treatment prevents the need for extraction of your infected tooth in certain cases.

Missing teeth can make you self-conscious, affect your ability to bite and chew, cause neighbouring healthy teeth to shift, and have a negative impact on your overall health.

In addition, a tooth will need to be replaced once it is extracted. Options for replacement include dentures, dental bridges or dental implants. Although these are all viable solutions, they may take additional time, and longer recovery periods since these procedures take several steps.
Instead of waiting till when your infected tooth worsens and needs to be extracted, an early solution for you could be root canal treatment.

Once the root canal procedure is completed with a dental crown in place, you will be able to chew painlessly again.

As the infection has been cleared, your basic chewing abilities will be restored.
Your restored tooth will look completely natural as dental crowns offered at our clinics are shaped, coloured, and sized to fit perfectly into your smile, while protecting your weakened tooth.

No one will even know that you had a procedure completed!

Meet Our Doctors

  • Dr. Ma Shiqi

    Education
    • BDS, National University Singapore
    • Awarded Dean's list and the Ngee Ann Kongsi Scholarship
    Professional Activites
    • Clinical experience in the Public Health sector
    • Worked closely with specialists in Oral Surgery (especially Wisdom Tooth removal) and Endodontics (Root Canal Therapy)
    • Attend numerous training courses on endodontics, implants and porcelain veneers
    • Experienced in children's dentistry
  • Dr. Low Peng Koon

    Education
    • BDS, MDS, National University Singapore (1987)
    • Specialist training in Oral Maxillofacial Surgery (implant dentistry, jaw & reconstructive surgery)
    Professional Activites
    • 30 years experience in dental implants and dentoalveolar procedures e.g. wisdom tooth removal
    • Trainer for Astra Tech Dental Implant System
    • Visting lecturer, for dental practitioners concerning minor oral surgeries and implant procedures
  • Dr. Edwin Heng

    Education
    • BDS, National University of Singapore
    • MSD, Oral Biology & Certificate of Advanced Periodontology, Boston University, USA
    • FAMS Singapore
    Professional Activites
    • SAF Head Dental Officer and Head of General Staff, HQ Medical Corps
    • Vice President, Singapore Dental Association (2011-2012)
    • Visiting Adjunct Professor, prestigious Harvard University School of Dental Medicine

Frequently Asked Questions

Also known as endodontic treatment, root canal treatment is used to treat infected and badly decayed teeth

It is necessary when the pulp of a tooth becomes infected or dies due to bacteria contamination through cracks and/or cavities.
Bacteria can travel through the pulp and enter the alveolar bone, and subsequently causing pain due to acute/chronic infection.
Infection would show symptoms such as sensitivity to hot or cold, swelling, tenderness during percussion and pressure prolonged pain without any stimulants; or there might be also be no symptoms at all.
To determine whether the tooth requires root canal treatment, investigations such as x-ray and electrical stimulant tests may be needed.

Treatment will comprise of the removal of damaged pulp, followed by the sealing of the canal. Most root canal-treated teeth would eventually require a crown to protect the tooth from fracturing. This treatment may be done in just 1 or 2 appointments! If an infected tooth is left untreated, it can cause serious oral health problems.

Your dentist will assess the prognosis of the tooth by conducting tests such as xray and work out with you if it is worth it to save the tooth by root canal treatment. Often, when a tooth is severely periodontally compromised due to gum disease, it might be more cost effective to extract the tooth.

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