Have root canal treatment carried out painlessly by a dentist in Amsterdam. If you have a severe toothache, the dental tissue in your root canals may be infected. Your dentist employs root canal treatment to treat and cure this pain. During treatment, the infection is removed and the canals are thoroughly cleaned. The dentist thus relieves you of your pain and tries to prevent another potential infection around the tip of the root. Your dentist may also refer you to a specialist endodontist. All endodontists are registered with the Netherlands Society for Endodontology (NVvE).
If you are suffering from pain, it is not always apparent immediately that it concerns a root canal infection. Some people experience severe pain, while others experience no more than sensitive teeth and molars. Once the dental tissue in your root canal is infected, it will not heal on its own. It is therefore important that you have the infection treated. There are two stages to a root canal infection. Make an appointment with a dentist in Amsterdam immediately if you experience the following symptoms.
It is important for your dentist to be able to thoroughly investigate where in the root canal the infection is located. The dentist therefore takes an X-ray of the area to be treated. He will also carry out a number of tests. During the percussion test, the dentist taps your molars to identify any root canal infection. The dentist uses a cold sensitivity test to examine the nerves in your jaw. As soon as the location is found, the area around the infection is anaesthetised and a dental dam is placed. This rubber shield blocks off your oral cavity, which allows us to work cleanly and efficiently.
The dentist drills a hole in your tooth or molar with a small drill, so that he can treat the underlying canal system and the infection effectively.
It is important that the inflamed dental tissue in your root canal is removed completely for optimal healing. The dentist uses small files to remove the contents of the canal.
We flush the canals thoroughly with a solution to ensure no remnants of the infected dental tissue remain in your root canals.
We prevent a new infection by subsequently sealing the opening of the root canal with a rubber compound. If the tooth is too weak, a crown will need to be fitted later. After treatment, the molar is sealed with a temporary filling.
A root canal treatment is carried out to preserve your tooth or molar. In some cases, the infection does not disappear completely and we need to carry out repeat treatment. This is also called repeat endodontic treatment. In most cases, insufficient healing of the dental tissue is the cause of this. This causes your symptoms to return. The repeat treatment is the same as the standard root canal treatment: the dentist cleans the root canal and fills the opening with a rubber compound. The dentist then takes another X-ray to monitor progress effectively.
Your dentist carries out the root canal treatment under local anaesthetic. It takes about two hours after treatment for the effect of the anaesthetic to wear off. We advise waiting until then to eat, drink, and smoke. Once the anaesthetic has left your body, you may feel slight residual pain. It is normal for this to continue for a number of days. It is important to identify for yourself what foods you can and cannot eat and drink. We advise taking ibuprofen or paracetamol for the pain. Clean your teeth as normal after root canal treatment. Bear in mind that the area treated may be sensitive.
Charges for root canal treatment are determined nationally by the Dutch Healthcare Authority (NZa). The price varies for everyone, because it is dependent on the processes your dentist needs to carry out. In addition, the number of canals that need to be treated, use of microscopy, and sealing of the root canal affect the cost. To give you an idea of the cost of root canal treatment: this is between € 470 and € 700. You should be given a cost estimate prior to treatment because the cost will exceed € 250. You can find a complete summary of potential costs on our prices page.
Basic health insurance does not cover root canal treatment. Whether or not your supplementary dental insurance policy covers you will depend on the terms and conditions of the policy. It is best to consult with your healthcare insurer prior to treatment.
Thanks to the local anaesthetic and modern techniques, root canal treatment is virtually painless to carry out. Many people avoid treatment because they fear pain. Nevertheless, it is important that your root canal infection is treated as soon as possible, because it will not go away on its own. If you are suffering from toothache, it is important that you make an appointment with a dentist in Amsterdam as soon as possible.
The exact duration of treatment depends on the number of canals the dentist needs to treat. The duration of treatment thus varies from one to two hours. In most cases, the dentist carries out the treatment in a single session, but in some cases it is necessary to return to have the treatment repeated.
Once the anaesthetic has worn off, you may feel some residual pain. This pain can last for a few days and disappears on its own in most cases. We advise taking painkillers such as ibuprofen and paracetamol to suppress residual pain.
Your tooth or molar may become discoloured after root canal treatment. If this happens, ask the dentist how to treat it.
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