Root Canal Treatment

Demystifying Root Canal Treatments

WHAT IS ENDODONTICS?

 Endodontics involves the treatment of the pulp (root canal) and the surrounding tissues of the tooth.

SHOULD I BE WORRIED ABOUT THE X-RAYS?

No. X-rays will be necessary during your treatment and we use an advanced non-film computerized system known as digital radiography. It produces radiation levels 90 percent lower than the already low dose of conventional dental X-ray machines. These images can then be sent via e-mail to other providers and specialists as needed.

WHAT ABOUT INFECTION?

If left untreated, the inside of the tooth may die and become a source of infection which can spread outside the mouth. It can result in serious pain and hospitalisation. We adhere to rigorous standards of infection control. We utilise autoclave sterilisation and barrier techniques to eliminate any risk of infection.

lady in need of root canal treatment to help with pain

IS ROOT CANAL PAINFUL?

 

When people hear “‘root canal,” they usually think about pain. However, a root canal is done to eliminate the pain a patient is already feeling. The pain is usually caused by the infection in the tooth and not the root canal treatment. The procedure itself is painless. A local anaesthetic numbs the tooth and the surrounding area.

 

After endodontic treatment, your tooth and surrounding gum tissue may be tender for several days as a result of the previous condition of your tooth and the manipulation of the tooth and gums during the procedure. This tenderness is normal and is no cause for alarm. If swelling should develop or your discomfort cannot be controlled with medication, please contact the clinic immediately. Here at Aloha Dental, we are dedicated to your recovery both in and out of the clinic.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE ROOT CANAL TREATMENT IS COMPLETED?

 

After the endodontic treatment is complete, there is still more work to be done. The root canal system has been permanently sealed, however the outer surface is sealed with only a temporary restoration. It is important that a permanent restoration such as a crown be placed to protect your tooth from decay and fracture.

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FAQ – Root Canals

What are the advantages of Invisalign?

What is endodontics?

Endodontics involves the treatment of the pulp (root canal) and the surrounding tissues of the tooth.

How many appointments are needed?

A minimum of 3 visits to your dentist will be needed - initial consultation, procedure and follow-up. Depending on the treatment and progress, more appointments may be required.

Is it better to have a root canal or to pull the tooth?

We generally recommend keeping as much of your tooth as possible, as such, an extraction is normally the least preferred option. A root canal is a preferable option and is done when a tooth is infected due to deep decay or trauma. Nerves and blood vessels are removed from the root canal, the canal is cleaned and shaped and then sealed.

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Contact Information

Aloha Dental

 

14 Scotts Road, #04-125, Far East Plaza, Singapore 228213
(Next to Grand Hyatt Hotel)

 

Phone:  (65) 6733 2268  |   (65) 6738 2268

 

Fax: (65) 6737 2268

 

Email: alohadentalsg@gmail.com

 

Business Hours
Monday-Friday: 9.00a.m. – 6.00p.m.

Sat: 9.00a.m. – 1.00p.m.

Sun: 9.00a.m. – 1.00p.m. (2nd Sunday of the month)

Public Holiday: Closed