Root Canal Treatment

    If your tooth is badly decayed and infected, root canal treatment (RCT) may be required. Our dentists will disinfect the tooth and ensure it is bacteria free, so that your toothache is a thing of the past.

    What exactly is a root canal?

    Did you know that your teeth are living organs? They contain nerves and blood vessels, just like any other organ in your body. These nerves and vessels form the “pulp” at the centre of the tooth. This pulp is what gives your tooth sensation and keeps it alive. The canals within the tooth that encompasses the pulp are referred to as the root canals.

    When is root canal treatment required?

    When you experience a toothache, this is because the pulp within your tooth has become inflamed. Removal of any decay and placement of a filling may resolve mild inflammation.  

    However, when the pulp within the canals has been badly damaged due to extensive decay, cracks in your teeth or physical trauma, the tooth will start to die. This process can cause severe pain.  In order to stop the pain and infection from progressing, root canal treatment is recommended. The pulp must be removed, and the canal cleaned and medicated to remove all traces of bacteria. 

    Are there any alternatives to root canal treatment?

    Once the pulp of your tooth has started to die, the only way to permanently stop your pain is by completely removing the pulp. Other than a root canal, your other option would be to extract the tooth. However, we believe in saving your natural teeth as much as possible. 

    If you are still uncertain about whether root canal treatment is for you, come down to one of our dental clinics in Singapore for a consultation, and our dentists will be more than happy to listen to your concerns and present you with the options that are suitable for you. 

    Pain Free Dentistry

    For many, dental procedures have always been associated with pain. Pain is one of the main reasons why many patients avoid going to the dentist. At Advanced Dental, our dental experts are equipped to provide a pain-free experience with various anaesthetic options. 

    • Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas)
      Nitrous oxide is administered through a custom nosepiece to produce a calming effect, reducing fear and anxiety, enabling patients to better tolerate injections or other potentially uncomfortable procedures. The effects wear off almost instantly once the procedure is done.
    • Local Anaesthesia 
      Local anaesthetic is administered via an injectable to impart a numbing effect that lasts for up to 60 minutes. It is injected into the part of the mouth that requires treatment. Patients won't experience any sedation or altered consciousness from local anaesthesia.
    • IV Sedation
      For procedures longer or more complicated procedures, IV (Intra-venous) sedation is used to induce a state of deeper relaxation. It is carried out by a certified anaesthetist who will monitor the patient throughout the duration of the procedure. 
    • General Anaesthesia 
      General anaesthesia is administered via an IV drip and it affects the entire body and produces a state of unconsciousness. This is used for lengthy, extensive oral surgeries that might cause more pain than local anaesthesia can address.


    Flexible payment plans of up to 24 months are available.

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    Anterior Tooth RCT

    $500 - $900

    Premolar RCT

    $700 - $1,100

    Molar RCT

    $1,000 - $1,500

    Endodontic Retreatment

    $400 - $900
    (on top of RCT)

    Restorability Assessment

    (waived if RCT is done)

    Vital Pulpotomy




    Prices for root canal treatment include progress and final x-rays, but exclude the initial x-ray, medications and final filling or crown.

    Further subsidies apply for CHAS/MG/PG cardholders.

    All prices quoted are before GST. 7% GST is payable at selected clinics and will be added to the charges.

    Endodontic Specialist Services

    Root canal treatment can be carried out by one of our general dentists or our endodontist (root canal specialist), depending on the complexity of the case. Our endodontist is happy to provide more info, get in touch today!

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Any questions?
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