Root Canal Treatment in Leixlip

Root canal treatment is a highly effective dental procedure designed to save a severely damaged or infected tooth. When the blood or nerve supply within the tooth, known as the pulp, becomes compromised due to decay, trauma, or other factors, it can lead to intense pain and potential abscess formation. During a root canal treatment, the dentist carefully removes the infected pulp, cleans the interior of the tooth, and then seals it to prevent further contamination. Contrary to common misconceptions, modern root canal treatments are virtually painless, thanks to advancements in dental techniques and anesthesia.

At our dental practice, we understand that the mere mention of a root canal might cause anxiety for some patients. However, rest assured that our experienced team, led by Dr. Browne, is dedicated to ensuring your comfort and well-being throughout the procedure. Dr. Browne’s specialised training and expertise in performing root canal treatments, combined with our state-of-the-art facilities and commitment to hygiene, allow us to provide you with a smooth and stress-free experience. So, if you require a root canal treatment, don’t hesitate to reach out to us – we’re here to restore your dental health and bring back your beautiful smile.

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“All my family and I go here. Excellent service, lovely staff and I highly recommend here. Two of my kids had braces done at Riverforest Dentist”.

Natalie Joyce

“Excellent Dental Clinic Riverforest, top of line equipment with a very friendly and welcoming staff and the doctor is not only superb but explained every single step of the process making you even more relaxed during your treatment. Highly recommended and will be back”.

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Frequently Asked Questions

No. We provide our patients with local anaesthetic which will make the procedure painless and feels no different to having an ordinary filling installed.

Any infection present in the root canal will be removed by your dentist who will then clean the root. Finally, the root will be filled to prevent any further infection taking place.
Despite being a painless process, the procedure is a lengthy and complex one requiring at least two visits to the dentist.
The first visit will involve the removal of any pulp that has become infected. If there is an abscess present, this will be drained. We will then shape and clean the root canal before installing a temporary filling. A period of settling is then required.
The following visit (or visits) will involve checking the progress of the tooth. Once all the infection has cleared the tooth will then be permanently filled.
The advancement of modern dental methods means the treatment should not leave the tooth with any discolouration. However, should any discolouration take place there are a number of different methods to alleviate this. The treatment of a root canal tends to be a successful procedure. Should any infection recur the process can be repeated.
Should you make the decision not to have root canal treatment your other option is to have the tooth removed. The reason for this is that once the pulp is destroyed it doesn’t have the potential to heal again. We do not recommend that patients leave a tooth that has become infected in situ. An extraction can be a worthwhile option but we believe that retaining your natural teeth is always the best option and would recommend Root Canal treatment as the go to option.

Yes. We do, however, recommend strengthening the tooth with a crown to give it extra strength.

As with any teeth, Root-treated teeth should be cleaned no less that once every day. The use of a fluoride toothpaste is recommended and other means of dental hygiene techniques should be practiced. We advise all our patients to avoid sugary drinks or snacks and that you maintain regular dental check-ups with your dentist.

If you have any other questions, please contact us