Call:  +605 – 5269 285
267A, Tmn Alkaff Jalan Silibin 30100 Ipoh, Perak.

Open hours:
Mon – Sat: 9.00am – 5.30pm

Call:  +605 – 5269 285
267A, Tmn Alkaff Jalan Silibin 30100 Ipoh, Perak.

Open hours:
Mon – Sat: 9.00am – 5.30pm

Root Canal Treatment


When you have:

  • pain when eating or drinking hot or cold food and drink
  • pain when biting or chewing
  • a loose tooth
  • swelling of the gum near the affected tooth
  • pus oozing from the affected tooth
  • a swollen cheek or jaw
  • the tooth becoming a darker colour

It could be because of:

  • tooth decay
  • leaky fillings
  • teeth damaged as a result of trauma, such as a fall
  • inadequate dental care over a long period
  • frequent pregnancy
  • smoking and excessive alcohol consumption

If you have one of these symptoms of pulp infection, it is time to visit us immediately.

A Decayed Tooth

What is a root canal?

A tooth is made up of the crown, the top part of the tooth visible in the mouth and the root that extends into the jaw’s bone, anchoring the tooth in position. The root canal system contains dental pulp that extends from the tooth’s crown to the end of the root.

Tooth Structure

What is root canal treatment?

Root canal treatment, also known as endodontic treatment, is used to treat infection caused by bacteria at the centre of a tooth. A series of dental procedures is needed to save your tooth that has been damaged (decay or injury) that otherwise would require an extraction.

Root Canal Treatment

Why ‘root canal’ instead of ‘extraction’?

Ethically, dental practitioners prefer to do their best to retain an original tooth. Extraction is our last resort. Natural teeth are stronger, and they function better when biting and chewing. When a root canal has been done, the surrounding tissues will nourish the treated tooth.


Why is root canal treatment needed?

When symptoms persist, there is a possibility that the pulp has been damaged by bacterial infection leading to an abscess which is an inflamed area where pus collects. This causes swelling of the tissues around the tooth resulting in dull ache and severe throbbing pain, and in most cases, the tooth may be painful when you bite.


A CBCT scan will reveal the extent of damage, and we will recommend an RCT over extraction. RCT becomes necessary to ensure that the inflamed pulp is not further damaged by multiplying bacteria. Sometimes as the infection progresses, symptoms disappear as the pulp dies, giving a false appearance that the tooth has been healed, but the condition has spread through the root canal system. Eventually, the symptoms return, causing more significant pain and damage.


It is essential that you visit us because when your tooth is infected, the pulp cannot heal by itself, and an infected tooth in your mouth may worsen. Moreover, if not treated on time, and if the infection within your tooth becomes established, there would be less chance of a successful root canal treatment.


Remember, antibiotics, a medicine to treat bacterial infections, are ineffective in treating root canal infections and can only help treat when it spreads beyond the root, which causes swelling.



Is root canal treatment painful?

No, it does not hurt.


We will administer anaesthesia painlessly before proceeding with the root canal treatment. The procedure will be as painless as when having a filling and some post-operative unpleasant feelings that will disappear over a short time.


How is root canal treatment done?


Our primary aim is to remove the inflamed or infected pulp in the root canal. This is done when we drill using specialised tools to reach the tooth canal. We will then remove the bacteria from the root canal system, fill the root canal with a special filling, and seal the pulp chamber to prevent bacteria from re-entering the canal.


The process will take several visits to our clinic to ensure that all infection has cleared.  Once complete, the tooth is capped, also known as a crown. All inflamed tissue near the tooth will heal naturally. With proper care, the tooth can survive for up to 10 years.

Can the problem recur?

In most cases, 9 out of 10 RCTs are successful. And if the infection returns, the process can sometimes be repeated.

Is the tooth safe after root canal treatment?

After RCT, the tooth becomes slightly brittle. To prevent chipping, we recommend that you have a crown that will protect your original tooth and, at the same time, provide extra support and strength.

How do I care for my tooth after a root canal procedure?

You need to take care of the treated tooth like you would with the other teeth. Remember to keep your teeth clean, reduce sugary foodstuff, floss and brush daily (especially before bed) with fluoride toothpaste.

Most importantly, visit us regularly for healthy dental lifestyle.

Phone & Open Hour 

Call : +605 – 5269 285

Whatsapp : +6012 – 5143 732

Monday – Saturday : 9.00am – 5.30pm


267A, Taman Alkaff Jalan Silibin, 30100 Ipoh, Perak.

(Landmarks: Maybank & 7Eleven)