Root Canal

Root Canal Treatment

This common procedure clears out tooth decay and infection as well as protects the tooth from subsequent infections. It is a safe, effective, and quick way to preserve the quality and appearance of your smile. With our decades of experience in gentle and conservative treatments, you can be saved from constant pain, swelling, and tooth sensitivity.

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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

Here’s a quick guide on the difference between Root Canal Treatment and Extraction

Preserves Your Natural Teeth

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.

Restores Your Chewing Ability

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!

FAQ About Root Canal Treatments In Singapore

You would require root canal treatment if you have noticed or experienced the following signs: 

  • Extreme pain that does not stop 
  • Pain when you are eating, biting or chewing 
  • Severe tooth decay 
  • Heightened and prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold food and drinks 
  • Swollen gums that are near the infected tooth 
  • Blackened gums
  • The formation of bumps near the infected tooth
  • Pus coming out from teeth or gums

Root canal treatment has low risks if done under an experienced dental professional. However, due to the delicate nature of the procedure, the following might happen: 

  • Root canal perforations 
  • Unable to access the full length of the root canal 
  • Separation of fine instruments within the root canal

The root canal treatment procedure should not be painful as it will be done with the use of local anaesthesia. You will be numb for the entirety of the procedure. After the treatment, the affected area will cause slight discomfort. This feeling will go away after a few days. 

Should you still be experiencing pain or intense pain that does not go away, you should consult with our dentists immediately.

A root canal treatment can be unsuccessful but the instances of it occurring is extremely rare. The procedure has a success rate of 86% to 98%To ensure that your root canal treatment is a success, look for experienced dental professionals who have successfully completed root canal treatments.

A tooth extraction removes your affected tooth entirely. This leaves you with a gap at the removal site which can make it hard for you to eat, bite and chew properly. Some patients opt for tooth extraction instead of root canal treatment as it is the cheaper treatment option. 

Root canal treatment attempts to restore your natural tooth so that you are able to restore the original tooth function and appearance. In the long-run, doing root canal treatment can be a more efficient and cost effective treatment in comparison to tooth extraction.

Yes, it is possible to go about your day-to-day activities after root canal treatment. You will be able to return to school or work a day after your procedure. However, if you are intending to eat after your treatment, it is highly recommended not to as the affected site is numb. 

Root canal treatment is considered a restorative procedure. For restorative procedures, aftercare is important to retain the permanence of the procedure. 

You will receive painkillers after your root canal treatment to counter the soreness that you may feel after sedation wears off. While you are still experiencing numbness, it is strongly advised not to consume food. 

You should also brush and floss daily to keep the area clean. This helps combat potential infection. 

You might also be asked to return for the final crown to fully restore your tooth. This should be done as soon as possible.

A restored tooth can last an average of 10 to 15 years after root canal treatment. 

Teeth that receive root canal treatment as well as a dental crown after treatment can increase the lifespan of their tooth to more than 20 years. 

What you do also plays a part in ensuring the longevity of your restored tooth. Taking simple steps like continuing your dental hygiene care, heading for regular check ups and active maintenance can help prolong the lifespan of your restored tooth.

Both dental professionals are able to do root canal treatment. 

If you are considering between a general dentist and endodontist for root canal treatment, you can be sure that a general dentist is more than qualified to handle basic root canal cases. 

Should you have a more complex root canal case, it might be best to head to an endodontist who is a specialist in conducting root canal treatment.

Kong Dental Surgery is a family clinic that has the experience and clinicians necessary to help you and your family get the right treatment. If you are looking for a friendly dental clinic that goes above and beyond in our dental care, Kong Dental Surgery might just be the clinic for you. 

To find out more about our dental services or book an appointment, you can reach out to our individual clinics.

Root canal treatment is not a surgical procedure that is covered under the table of surgical procedures by the Ministry of Health and thus, is not Medisave-claimable. 

If you are looking to finance your root canal treatment, let us help you find alternative financing.

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Kong Dental Surgery has been providing high-quality and affordable dental care since its establishment in 2010. Our team of highly-dedicated dentists excel in various areas of dental care from wisdom teeth extraction to orthodontics.

Visit us at our clinics in one of our locations: Yew Tee Point, Choa Chu Kang (Limbang), Jurong East, Teck Whye Lane and Sunshine Place.

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