Root Canal Treatment
Monday - Friday 08:30-18:30
Saturday 09:00-18:00 Sunday - CLOSED
Root Canal Treatment
Holland Village
43, Jalan Merah Saga #01-64 S278115
Root Canal Treatment
Root Canal Treatment
Monday - Friday 08:30-18:30
Saturday 09:00-18:00 Sunday - CLOSED
Root Canal Treatment
Holland Village
43, Jalan Merah Saga #01-64 S278115

Root Canal Treatment Singapore

What is Root Canal Treatment (RCT)?

Root canal treatment involves removing the nerve and blood vessels (known as the pulp) inside the tooth. This treatment is necessary to save the tooth when the pulp is infected and dead because of decay or trauma from an accident or fall.

You may not feel any pain in the early stages of the infection. In some cases, your tooth could darken in colour which may mean that the nerve of the tooth has died or is dying.

What are the signs that you need Root Canal Treatment?

Some indications of the need for root canal treatment include:

  • spontaneous pain or throbbing while biting
  • sensitivity to hot and cold foods not relieved by other means
  • severe decay or an injury that creates an abscess (infection) in the bone

Root Canal Treatment Procedure in Singapore

Root canal treatment may require 2 or more visits to the dentist as it has to be performed meticulously.

The aim of the treatment is to remove as much infection from the root canal as possible. Some X-rays will have to be taken during the procedures. The tooth is isolated with a rubber dam and a clamp on the tooth.

Is Root Canal Treatment painful? 

If you are afraid that root canal treatments are painful, you can stop worrying because the procedure is akin to having a filling placed. It only poses slight discomfort and the pain before the dental care is likely much worse than during the procedure itself.

First Visit:

The dentist will administer an injection (local anaesthetic) to the area around the tooth. You will feel a bit “fat” at the cheeks when you are numb. The dentist will drill and remove all decay present, and make an opening into the pulp chamber. Next, using a very fine instrument known as a file, the infected nerve is located and removed. The canal is rinsed and medication is placed inside the root canal to kill bacteria. A temporary filling is placed to prevent the canals from being damaged by saliva.

Subsequent Visit:

During the next visit, a local anaesthetic will be administered again to numb the tooth. The temporary filling is removed. Progressively thicker files are used to clean and shape the entire length of the root canal. Medication is placed within the root again and a temporary filling is placed.

Depending on the number of canals and complexity of the case, this procedure may be repeated again on another visit. Finally, the root canal is rinsed, dried and filled with a rubber material within the root. A filling is placed on top.

Cost of Root Canal Treatment in Singapore

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

Anterior Tooth732.95 (w/ GST)
Premolar Tooth845.30 (w/ GST)
Molar Tooth1,053.95 (w/ GST)

Why do we need to do crowns after RCT?

After the treatment, the tooth is non-vital/dead, so it becomes weak and brittle. It is weak because decayed areas and the center of the tooth will have been removed in order to remove the infected nerve, leaving little tooth structure left for support. It is more brittle because the nerves and blood supply are gone. For posterior teeth that experience more forces during the chewing cycle, they may develop cracks & fracture if not protected with a crown.

If a tooth is very broken down, an additional core and post within the canal may be required.

Can you still get pain in a tooth that has had a root canal?

Yes, there’s a possibility that you may experience pain in a tooth that has already had a root canal. 

Some causes of this pain are because of: 

  • The root canal not healing properly 
  • The root canal not being completely disinfected because of its anatomy 
  • New decay that infects the root canal filling material, which causes a new infection 
  • A tooth injury that causes decay of the tooth

Another root canal would be the best option to treat the root canal pain. Consult your dentist if you have root canal pain after you have had a root canal treatment and they will advise you on the next steps. 

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Smilepoint Dental Centre
Chip Bee Gardens (Opposite Holland Village)
43, Jalan Merah Saga #01-64
Singapore 278115

Call us +65 64751028

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