River Valley Branch: 401 River Valley Road. +65 6887 4456    |    Bukit Timah Branch: 110 Jalan Jurong Kechil, #01-01. +65 6466 6110

Dental Services

Endodontics (Root Canal Treatment / Nerve Fillings)

A nerve filling (more commonly known as a root canal treatment) is needed when tooth decay causing bacteria invades the pulp of the tooth. Once such infection sets in, a simple filling does not suffice and a more thorough cleaning of the internal parts of the tooth is needed.

Depending on each situation nerve fillings are completed over one or two visits during which your dentist would essentially "clean, shape & fill" the internal chambers of your tooth & root. Finally the tooth is restored its normal shape with conventional dental fillings.

Here are some frequently asked questions:

Is the procedure painful?

No. The dentist will give you a local anaesthetic to ensure you are fully comfortable before starting the procedure.

Is there any downtime after the procedure?

No. Normal daily activities can be resumed almost immediately. Some patients do experience slight soreness initially but this is easily controlled with most conventional painkillers.

Do I need additional treatment afterwards?

Yes, most often a crown is recommended after root canal therapy. Teeth that require endodontic treatment tend to be quite weak and research shows they have an increased likelihood of breaking or chipping. Hence the current international recommendation is for a crown restoration to be placed over the tooth for greater protection.

River Valley Branch

401 River Valley Road
Singapore 248299
Tel:     6887 4456
Fax:    6734 8161

Consultation Hours

Mon - Sat: 9:00am to 5:00pm

Please call for appointment
For evening sessions, please call to confirm session times.

Bukit Timah Branch

110 Jalan Jurong Kechil, #01-01
Sweebi House, Singapore 598606
Tel:     6466 6110
Fax:    6466 6112

Consultation Hours

Mon - Wed: 9:00am to 9:00pm

Thu - Sat: 9:00am to 5:00pm

Please call for appointment