Root Canal
Treatment Effectively Repair and Save a Decayed Tooth & Its Surrounding Tissues

What is
Root Canal Treatment?

Root Canal Treatment is a straightforward procedure to relieve dental pain and save your teeth. It removes the pulp inside the tooth, cleans, disinfects and shapes the root canals, and places a filling to seal the space.

Who needs root canal treatment?

Patients need a root canal when there is inflammation or infection in the roots of a tooth.

How is root canal treatment conducted?
  • Makes a small access hole on the surface of the tooth
  • Removes the diseased and dead pulp tissue with very small files.
  • Filling the root canal

After root canal therapy, the tooth is dead. You will no longer feel any pain in that tooth because the nerve tissue has been removed, and the infection has been eliminated.

How long is a root canal treatment?

Root canal treatment can be complete between one to three sessions. A discussion your Dentist will help determine the treatment and number of sessions.

Is root canal treatment painful?

The treatment that is carried out by an Endodontist who will relieve the pain of the procedure by numbing the tooth and surrounding area with local anaesthesia.

How long is root canal treatment recovery?

Some tenderness is normal after the root canal treatment. It is temporary, and over-the-counter (OTC) pain medication will be able to relieve it. The dentist may prescribe an antibiotic to treat or prevent infection.

What do I do after the root canal treatment?

After root canal treatment, the tooth is more fragile than before. A tooth with no pulp must receive its nourishment from the ligament that attaches the tooth to the bone. This supply is adequate, but in time, the tooth will become more brittle, so a dental crown is added to complete and offers protection.

Root canal therapy will usually save the tooth and eliminate the pain.

If the tooth cannot be saved, the next best option is an implant. However, saving the natural tooth is best, if possible, because nothing functions as well as a natural tooth. Contact a registered dental clinic in Singapore for more information.

Our Endodontist

Dr Chng is an experienced specialist in saving teeth with infected root canals. She is skilled in rotary endodontic techniques, microscopic endodontic root canal treatment and retreatment of previously treated teeth.

Dr Chng was previously an Assistant Professor with the Department of Restorative Dentistry, National University of Singapore (2001-2005) and has taught in both the undergraduate and the post-graduate Endodontic Residency Programme. Dr Chng continued to serve the National University of Singapore from 2011-2014 as adjunct senior lecturer.

Dr Chng has also given lectures, presentations and conducted hands-on courses on Endodontics at many professional conferences at both the domestic and international level, including U.S.A. and Australia

Dr Chng Hui Kheng

Why Choose Us?

Experience and safety matters. Our team of experienced specialists, including orthodontists, will provide you with predictable, evidence based care.

Facilities and Equipment

Our staff is supported with the modern dental technology and safety equipment to deliver quality dental care in a safe environment.


We are only a short walk from Orchard MRT (NS22). The location is well serve by the bus service with ample parking within the building.

Affordable Care

Simply better value with our transparent fees and installment plans.

Service Excellence

Personalized care that takes your concerns, convenience and well being seriously.

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