FAQ

About Root Canal Treatment
Why do I need Root Canal Treatment?

The dental pulp may become infected due to decay, crack teeth or trauma. The infected pulp undergoes breakdown and causes severe throbbing pain. Root canal treatment involves the removal of the infected pulp. This will help to relieve dental pain and preserve the use of the tooth.

What is the duration of Root Canal Treatment?

Root canal treatment can be done in a single session or in multiple visits (2-3 visits) depending on the complexity of the case.

Will Root Canal Treatment be painful?

Topical anaesthetic gel is applied to the gums to numb the area. Subsequently, local anaesthetic is placed gently to ensure full anaesthesia. Once the site is fully anaesthetized, the root canal treatment should be comfortable with little or no pain.

How is Root Canal Treatment performed in Twin City Endodontics?

On your first visit, a consultation and necessary digital radiographs will be performed. Digital radiographs ensure that patient's risk of radiation exposure is minimized.

Upon establishing the diagnosis, you will be comfortably anaesthetized. The treatment will be performed under a rubber dam to ensure sterility of the operation site. The root canal procedure will be done using rotary instruments with the aid of ZEISS microscopes. Root canal treatment will be performed either in single or multiple visits (2-3 visits) depending on the complexity of the case. After your root canal treatment is completed, a referral letter will be send back to your referring dentist to inform him/her that the tooth is ready for a permanent crown.

Is it compulsory to have a crown done on the root canal treated tooth?

A root canal treated tooth is compromised due to the extensive treatment done. A crown is usually compulsory. You will be referred back to your general dentist for the crown once the root canal treatment is completed.

What are the things I need to avoid/look out for after Root Canal Treatment?
  1. Avoid biting hard food on the affected tooth to reduce the risk of fractures
  2. Maintain a good oral hygiene around the affected tooth
  3. You may experience some discomfort for the first few days after the treatment. You may take some analgesics to relieve the discomfort.