Root Canal Treatment Cost Singapore

The cost of root canal treatment in Singapore ranges from S$600 to S$1000.
The cost varies depending on the specific treatment plan.

Saving a tooth with Root Canal treatment – It is relatively cost-efficient in the long run

A diseased or decaying tooth can cause excruciating pain, and in many cases, the only way to alleviate this agony is to have the tooth extracted. However, depending on the situation, it may be feasible to save the natural tooth by removing the decayed tissue from the interior of the root of the tooth. A root canal treatment, also known simply as a root canal, is carried out with the assistance of a local anesthetic to remove the infected pulp and this includes the inflamed or infected nerves and blood vessels from within the tooth. It typically requires one or two trips to the dentist’s facility to complete the procedure.

A root canal treatment is an endodontic treatment, a dental service that is performed to remove bacteria from an infected tooth’s root canal, to prevent the tooth from becoming infected again, and to safeguard the tooth that has been decontaminated from potential microbial invasion. Root canal procedures are performed in Singapore more frequently than one might initially believe.

Root Canal
Initial Consultation

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Root Canal Treatment Cost Singapore at
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Root canal cost for
Anterior Tooth

$685(w/o GST)

Root canal cost for
Premolar Tooth

$790(w/o GST)

Root canal cost for
Molar Tooth

$985(w/o GST)

This treatment fee is an estimate & subject to change. Please check with your clinician for an exact fee based on your unique clinical condition.

Root Canal Treatment Cost

Stage 1: Consultation

Assessment of Condition
Your dentist will take an X-ray of the tooth root and examine the pulp’s vitality. This is done to ascertain if you really need a root canal treatment.

Initial Consultation
*Not included in the package cost 
 $
 Initial Consultation 45
 Dental X-ray 35

Stage 2: Root Canal Procedure

Anaesthesia
The tooth will be thoroughly numbed with local anaesthesia prior to beginning your root canal treatment.
Tooth Isolation & Access
The specific tooth will then be isolated with a soft, stretchable sheet to protect your mouth.
Cleaning, Dressing and Filling
The root canal is shaped and the affected area is cleaned. Dressed with a temporary filling.
Root Canal Treatment
*Included in the package cost 
 $
local anaesthetic
tooth isolation
Root canal cleaning
Root Canal dressing (Temporary Filling)
685 -985

Stage 3: Placement of restoration

Filling, Onlay/inlay/crown

After a root canal, your dentist will insert a temporary support post into your tooth to strengthen it and increase its stability. They will then place an onlay, inlay, or crown on top of the treated tooth to stop future decay and enhance the tooth’s overall function.

Root Canal Treatment
*Included in the package cost 
 $
Permanent FillingIncluded in the above cost
Dental Crown (If Required)950 – 1600

What determines root canal cost?

The cost of a root canal depends on where the tooth is located (anterior, molar, or premolar) and the severity of the condition.

  • The location of the tooth: Molars are more expensive to treat than anterior teeth. This is because molars have more root canals and are more difficult to access.
  • The severity of the condition: If the infection is severe, the root canal may be more expensive. This is because the dentist may need to use more specialized techniques and materials.
  • The type of anesthesia: Root canal treatment can be done with local anesthesia or general anesthesia. General anesthesia is more expensive than local anesthesia.

Root Canal Procedure

In most cases, a root canal treatment will require anywhere from two to three appointments to complete.

First Appointment:

During the first appointment, the dentist will take X-rays of the infected tooth. An examination of the tooth is the first step in the root canal treatment process. This dental examination allows the dentist to gain insight into the nature of the problem and develop a treatment plan that will be most successful in resolving it. In most cases, this involves both a visual examination of the soft tissues within the teeth as well as X-ray imaging of the tooth in question to inspect the pulp chamber.

Next, the tooth is numbed and the infected pulp is removed. The dentist will numb the affected tooth with a local anesthetic, which also increases the comfort of the patient throughout the treatment. The affected area of the tooth is then covered with a “dental dam,” which is a small protective sheet, to isolate the tooth and prevent saliva and other substances from coming into contact with it while the work is being done.

Subsequently, the dentist drills into the crown of the tooth to free up access to the pulp chamber and root canals. This allows specialized dental instruments to be inserted into the pulp chamber and root canals of the tooth to remove any inflamed or diseased pulp from the affected area. Once the remaining cavity has been thoroughly cleaned, it is reshaped to make room for a filling, which will eventually take the place of the tooth’s pulp. After the root canal has been filled, a provisional filling is typically placed over the entrance to the canal to close it off and prevent bacteria from entering.

Second Visit:

At the second appointment, the dentist will thoroughly clean, shape, and then seal the root canal. It will be filled with a biocompatible substance that is appropriate for the procedure, such as gutta-percha. Dental adhesive cement is typically used in the process of ensuring that the root canal is effectively sealed and prevents future infections in the area.

Third Visit (If Required):

At the third appointment, if a dental crown is necessary, it will be affixed to the teeth and restored. Ultimately, a crown will typically be placed over the teeth to provide them with long-term protection; however, there will typically be a period of time between dental appointments during which the crown will be constructed. A temporary filling is helpful during this period. The temporary filling will need to be removed at the subsequent dentist appointment in order for the tooth to be restored with a crown or some other type of restoration.

What Happens if You Skip a Root Canal?

If your dentist advises you that a root canal treatment is necessary, it is essential that you get it done. Even though the procedure can be quite pricey. If you don’t, you could end up with many other problems. Persistent discomfort when you consume hot and cold beverages, and gums that are sensitive and inflamed are a few of them. Because our dental health can impact our general health, a tooth infection that is left untreated can spread to the jaw, brain, blood, and entire body.

If you decide against getting a root canal, you will ultimately have to have the tooth extracted, and in order to replace it, you will need to get an implant. This treatment is significantly more intrusive and time-consuming than a typical root canal, as well as more expensive. Because of this, it is critical that you schedule routine dental checkups and see your dentist as soon as you experience any kind of discomfort.

Here are some additional reasons why it is important to get a root canal if your dentist recommends it:

  • To save the tooth: Root canal treatment can save a tooth that is damaged by decay or infection. This can help you to keep your natural teeth and avoid the need for expensive dental implants.
  • To prevent pain: Root canal treatment can relieve pain caused by a tooth infection. This can help you to get back to your normal life and avoid the need for pain medication.
  • To prevent further infection: Root canal treatment can remove the bacteria that are causing the infection. This can help to prevent the infection from spreading to other teeth or to other parts of the body.

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