Root Canal TreatmentThere is a mystique surrounding Root Canal Treatments, and the reality is that they are not half as bad as people think. A Root Canal Treatment, (known as Endodontics) is a reflection of the modern dental commitment to save as many of your natural teeth as possible, rather than yanking them all out like dentists used to do many years ago. Saving your tooth using a Root Canal Treatment means you keep that tooth in your gum and don’t have a big space in your teeth.

Root Canal: The Details

If the nerve of a tooth has become decayed or infected, a Root Canal may save the tooth itself whilst removing the problematic root. The nerve part of the tooth, along with the pulp (living tissue inside the tooth) and any bacteria or decay present is removed; then the tooth is sealed with special root-filling cement all the way to the tip of the root. This will save your tooth once the root is filled and sealed properly to the very apex; and it gets rid of the painful soft tissue and leaves a hard shell. A dental crown is then fitted to ensure the tooth has full functionality within your mouth.

When Would a Root Canal Treatment be indicated?

It’s better to get rid of the sore or decayed soft parts of a tooth and save the tooth itself than to extract it. Once you extract a tooth it causes problems for adjacent teeth, and can ultimately cost you more.

Reasons for Root Canal Treatment

  • Decay has reached the tooth pulp (the living tissue inside the tooth).
  • Infection or abscesses have developed at the root tip or inside the tooth.
  • Injury or trauma to the tooth.

Warning Signs

  • The presence of an abscess (or pimple) on the gums.
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures.
  • Severe toothache.
  • Swelling and/or tenderness.

Sometimes there may be no symptoms present. The Root Canal Procedure It may need a couple of appointments, depending on the patient and the state of the tooth. At Smile Store we have an Endodontist (root canal specialist) There is no pain in modern dentistry, and the whole area will be completely numbed by local anaesthetic so you will be comfortable. Don’t forget that we offer sedation dentistry for nervous patients. Whilst the tooth is numb, a rubber dam is placed around it to keep it dry and free from saliva. An access opening is created on top of the tooth, through which a series of root canal files are placed one by one to remove the pulp, bacteria, and nerve tissue.

If necessary any tooth decay is also be removed using special dental instruments. After the tooth has been thoroughly cleaned, it is sealed with either a permanent filling or a temporary filling should additional appointments be needed. At the next appointment, (about a week later), the roots and inside cavity of the tooth are sealed and filled. A filling is placed on top of the tooth to cover the opening and any teeth that have root canal treatment are then fitted with a dental crown to protect the tooth and restore it to its full function.

Is Root Canal Treatment Painful?

No. The infection in your tooth can be agonising, though, so the sooner you get it out the better. You feel nothing once you are numbed with the local anaesthetic.

What happens after a root canal treatment?

You will need some sort of permanent restoration, most likely a crown or an onlay, possibly along with a fiber post; these are required to protect the tooth that has lost its vitality.

Root Canal Treatment Testimonials

Mary from Drimoleague Reviews Smile Store

Very positive experience all around.

Oct 11, 2019
Dr. Bence Kádár, Oral Surgeon Specialist Dr. Desislava Hubenova, General Dentist Dr. Orsolya Németh, Prosthodontist
Crowns and Bridges Dental Implants Root Canal Treatment
Mary from Drimoleague Reviews Smile Store

Very good, you get a plan before you start treatment and you know how much it will cost and time. Appointments are always on time and you get a reminder. Staff very helpful and friendly. Very positive experience all around. Convenient, don’t need to go into town, easy to get to. No parking expenses.

Kevin Buckley Reviews Smile Store

The staff are fantastic. All ways very pleased with my service and after care

Aug 7, 2019
Dr. Bence Kádár, Oral Surgeon Specialist Dr. Orsolya Németh, Prosthodontist Dr. Desislava Hubenova, General Dentist
Root Canal Treatment Crowns and Bridges Dental Implants
Kevin Buckley Reviews Smile Store

The staff are fantastic. All ways very pleased with my service and after care provided. I have had a serious amount of dental work carried out and in the future I would come back if needs be. Thanks guys.

Helen O’Brien Reviews Smile Store

The treatment at Smile Store was excellent, with very professional staff

Sep 26, 2019
Dr. Orsolya Németh, Prosthodontist Dr. Gabriella Wesselényi, Periodontist/Implant Surgeon
Periodontal Gum Disease Root Canal Treatment Crowns and Bridges Dental Implants
Helen O’Brien Reviews Smile Store

The treatment at Smile Store was excellent, with very professional staff. Any questions were answered in very easy to understand terminology and the treatment plan was altered if and when necessary. At all times I felt secure and safe during the whole treatment process.

Patrick O’Callaghan – Cork

I was also quoted over twice what I paid Smile Store for implants by local guy

Mar 2, 2016
Dr. Anikó Fazekas Dr. Bence Kádár, Oral Surgeon Specialist
Crowns and Bridges Dental Implants Root Canal Treatment

I recently finished treatment which was carried out over a 5 month period and included implants, a crown and some root canals. I was prompted to check out Smile Store after paying 900 euro to local practitioner for a root canal treatment, he asked me for 970 and agreed to take 900 after a little negotiation. The comparable root canal at Smile Store (yes it was at the back) cost me 365. I was also quoted over twice what I paid Smile Store for implants by local guy.

The treatment at Smile Store was carried out in a highly professional manner and I was really impressed by the transparency of the written quote/treatment plan which was fully adhered to. I generally have a policy of buying Irish but in the case of dental treatment I was forced to make an exception.

Theresa Uniacke – Senior Technical Officer, UCC – Cork

Because of my excellent experience I have recently started my daughter at Smile Store for orthodontic treatment

Mar 2, 2016
Dr. Anikó Fazekas Dr. Bence Kádár, Oral Surgeon Specialist
Crowns and Bridges Root Canal Treatment Straight Teeth

I would be very happy to recommend Smile Store to colleagues and friends. I had general dentistry as well as several crowns done and was delighted with the results. Tamas at reception was extremely helpful and friendly and, due to the nature of the work I had carried out, I had dental work done by 3 Smile Store dentistry staff, Drs Kadar and Aniko and Maria – all showed great care, efficiency and professionalism. The initial treatment plan was very well worked out, reasonably priced with no hidden costs and completed in a relatively short period of time. Because of my excellent experience I have recently started my daughter at Smile Store for orthodontic treatment with Dr. Csurja and to date have been very pleased with this decision.

Niall Horgan – Cork

At least 50% cheaper than our Irish equivalent

Mar 2, 2016
Dr. Bence Kádár, Oral Surgeon Specialist
Crowns and Bridges Root Canal Treatment Tooth Coloured/Composite Fillings

When I first entered the Smile Store surgery – my gut feeling which has never let me down, in the past – told me I was in the right place. The best and most up-to-date Dental Specialists you will not see anywhere. I needed extensive work to be done and it was an emergency. Dr. Bence Kadar consultation left me re-assured after a Digital Panoramic X-Ray view of my whole mouth area that he could save my smile. My next concern was price – at least 50% cheaper than our Irish equivalent. In a matter of couple weeks, and 8 porcelain fused to metal crowns later I’m back and my confidence is restored. There is nothing Dr. Bence can’t do…… check it out, you will not be disappointed!!!

Dan – Listowel Co. Kerry

I had five implants, crowns and other works done. I am very happy

Nov 8, 2012
Dr. Anikó Fazekas Dr. Bence Kádár, Oral Surgeon Specialist
Crowns and Bridges Dental Implants Root Canal Treatment Tooth Coloured/Composite Fillings
Dan – Listowel Co. Kerry

I have been a patient of Smile Store for the past six months. I had five implants, crowns and other works done. I am very happy with the treatment I had. The staff is very nice and helpful. I would recommend Smile Store. Always there to help.

James Devane from Co. Kerry Reviews Smile Store

I'm very happy to have teeth that look good

May 10, 2018
Dr. Desislava Hubenova, General Dentist Dr. Orsolya Németh, Prosthodontist
Crowns and Bridges Root Canal Treatment Tooth Coloured/Composite Fillings
James Devane from Co. Kerry Reviews Smile Store

Yes, it was a tough couple of months, but that’s what you get when you don’t floss your teeth and have checkups! Overall, I’m very happy to have teeth that look good and done by a professional staff. Thanks for everything. See ye @ Inch 🙂

Hugh Reviews Dental Treatment at Smile Store

I would highly recommend them on both quality of service and price

Jul 31, 2018
Dr. Desislava Hubenova, General Dentist
Crowns and Bridges Root Canal Treatment
Hugh Reviews Dental Treatment at Smile Store

The Smile Store carried out a repair to an old filling I’d had. They also recommended a comprehensive plan to repair & replace other damaged teeth. I’ve now completed this plan and am delighted with the quality of service I have received from reception, hygienest and dentists. I would highly recommend them on both quality of service and price.

Wayne Enright Reviews Treatment at Smile Store

I have no problem in highly recommending Smile Store Cork to everyone

Sep 19, 2018
Dr. Orsolya Németh, Prosthodontist
Crowns and Bridges Root Canal Treatment
Wayne Enright Reviews Treatment at Smile Store

Excellent from start to finish. Everything about my treatment was explained fully and clearly. Appointments were to suit my workday. My dentist and dental nurse explained everything during my appointments. I have no problem in highly recommending Smile Store Cork to everyone. Thank you.

Leonne Reviews Treatments at Smile Store

The treatment I received is "gold standard"

Oct 9, 2018
Dr. Desislava Hubenova, General Dentist Dr. Bence Kádár, Oral Surgeon Specialist Dr. Anikó Fazekas
Crowns and Bridges Dental Implants Root Canal Treatment
Leonne Reviews Treatments at Smile Store

I have had an implant and root canal treatment with crowns here at Smile Store. The treatment I received is “gold standard”. Clinical excellence, up-to-date diagnostic imaging, excellent and kind patient care, speedy and immediate follow-up with any queries after treatments. Smile Store provides a cost effective, high quality service.

Olivier from Carrigaline Reviews Smile Store

I recommend Smile Store

Nov 6, 2018
Dr. Desislava Hubenova, General Dentist
Crowns and Bridges Root Canal Treatment Tooth Coloured/Composite Fillings
Olivier from Carrigaline Reviews Smile Store

All the information required was given before the treatment and the treatment was performed as quickly as possible for no future wait during treatment. I followed all the instructions during the treatment and never felt any discomfort during the treatment: I recommend Smile Store service for such treatment.

Emily Reviews Treatments at Smile Store – The Dental Specialists

Excellent cleaning procedure - very thorough

Dec 17, 2018
Jennifer O’Riordan, Registered Dental Hygienist Dr. Desislava Hubenova, General Dentist
Crowns and Bridges Root Canal Treatment
Emily Reviews Treatments at Smile Store – The Dental Specialists

Excellent cleaning procedure – very thorough. As a result, cavity was detected! My experiences of root canal procedure and crown procedure were pain free! Saved money too in that Smile Store charge less for crowns and root canals compared to other dentists. I enjoyed coming to my friendly, sincere dentist.

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