Root Canals

Root canal treatment is needed when the soft tissue under the root of the tooth becomes inflamed or infected causing high sensitivity and pain when eating and drinking or when there is air contact with the affected tooth. This soft tissue, called the “pulp”, contains blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue, and it helps the root of the tooth grow during tooth development stage. The inflammation or infection can have a variety of causes such as deep decay, faulty crowns, and a crack/chip in the tooth or in some cases due to possible trauma to tooth causing pulp damage even if no visible damage can be seen on the tooth. Without proper treatment, a root canal infection can cause abscess and result in inevitable extraction of the tooth, whereas a root canal treated tooth can often last as long as all the other natural teeth.

Why Not Just Remove The Tooth?

Contrary to the belief that “root canal treatments are painful and that it would be easier to have the tooth removed”, a root canal treatment actually relieves the existing pain by treating the source while saving the natural tooth which can be used for a life time.

Signs that you might need a root canal:

  • Severe tooth pain. Pain might be worse while eating or when you put pressure on the tooth.
  • Hot or cold sensitivity that lingers even after the hot/cold stimuli are removed.
  • Darkening of the tooth. This usually indicates the tooth is dying or it is already dead.
  • Swelling in the gums near the area of the tooth pain.
  • A small, pimple-like bump near the tooth.

How is a root canal treatment done?

A typical root canal treatment might require 1 or 2 visits to your dentist’s office to complete. It’s a very painless treatment as the treated tooth is usually dead, and your dentist will always use a local anesthesia so you don’t feel the procedure.

Before the treatment, your dentist will take X-rays to see the tooth and the surrounding bone. After numbing the area around the tooth, your dentist will drill an opening in the top of your tooth. Then the tooth’s damaged nerve will be removed from the inside of the tooth and its root canals. Each of the canals will be cleaned thoroughly making them completely sterile. Then your dentist will fill the root canals with a rubber-like material to seal them. Sometimes a metal or plastic post may be placed in the root canal to make sure the filling materials remain in place. As a final step, your dentist will place a temporary filling on the tooth to protect it until a permanent restoration like a filling or a crown can be placed.

If you had an infection that was spread, you might need to take antibiotics after the root canal treatment.

A root canal treated tooth can last a lifetime with proper dental care and good oral hygiene habits.


Advantages Of A Root Canal Treatment

  • Safe and effective procedure to eliminate bacteria from the infected root canal
  • Prevents re-infection
  • Saves the natural tooth


  • The infected pulp is removed at the first appointment.
  • If any, all abscesses are removed at this point.
  • The root canal is cleaned and shaped for the filling.
  • A temporary filling is inserted.
  • The tooth is checked at the second appointment.
  • If there are no issues, the tooth is permanently filled.
  • A new crown can also be cemented onto the rebuilt tooth.

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Alan Tighe
1 Jan 2017
Alan Tighe
Root Canals

 a smile better than I imagined

I heard about Tourmedical from a friend who had been there, so decided id do something that I had put off for a long time and sort myself out.

I made contact with them and all my questions were answered and a provisional treatment plan was worked out. It suited another friend of mine to come the same time, so the two of us headed over and were treated like kings from pick up from the Airport, to our hotel and to the clinic for all appointments.

The dentist was gorgeous, but also a brilliant dentist, I have a smile better than I Imagined, I could have. Also we had a nice break and met some lovely people while we had our treatment carried out.

I have already recommend Tourmedical and will continue to do so.

John Tuohy
20 Oct 2017
John Tuohy
Root Canals

friendly and smiling

Tourmedical was recommended to me by a friend of my Wife’s. In May of this year myself, my wife and sister in law came out and started our treatment. Initally I was only interested in having functionality of all my teeth, so my molar teeth were worked on, bridge work done to close my gaps and got all the mercury out of my body. But of course, then when I saw and felt my lovely back teeth, wanted the Cosmetic side too. We came back again this week, my wife for her check up and all 100% and me for my smile. It was easy this week, as all to the front of my mouth. The dentist and staff were all so friendly and smiling. The Clinic is the cleanest dental clinic, I have ever walked into and the care and attention to detail is amazing. I now have a full set of teeth, like I had when I was young and a smile, I never thought id own again.

I would highly recommend the clinic to anyone thinking of travelling abroad.

Thank you