Endodontics Root Canal Treatment


When is a Root Canal Treatment Needed?

Teeth and molars have both crowns, which you see, and roots, which anchor them to the jaw beneath the gums. Within each root lies the root canal filled with blood vessels and nerve fibers, known as the pulp. If this pulp becomes inflamed due to issues like tooth decay, trauma, or bacterial infections, a root canal treatment becomes necessary.

Common signs of inflammation range from sensitivity to hot or cold drinks to severe pain. If left untreated, the inflammation can lead to the death of the tooth tissue, spread to the jawbone, and potentially result in tooth loss.

Prompt Response at Euro Dent

We prioritize immediate care and have no wait time for root canal treatments. You can usually get an appointment within days, or even within 24 hours in emergencies, regardless of whether you’ve been referred by another dentist. Our goal is to start the treatment as soon as possible, ensuring that your first visit isn’t just a consultation but also the beginning of your treatment.

Referred by Your Dentist?

If you’ve been referred for a specialized root canal treatment, please reach out to us. Bring any referral documents and X-rays, unless they’ve been emailed to us beforehand.

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Root Canal Procedure

1. An initial X-ray is taken to determine the extent of the infection. 2. The dentist will review the X-ray, provide a diagnosis, and discuss the next steps. 3. The tooth or molar is opened under local anesthesia, the inflamed tissue is removed, the canal is cleaned with precision files, and disinfected. 4. The cleaned canals are then filled, and the tooth is sealed back with a filling. If the root canal requires two sessions, your dentist will use X-rays to monitor the progress. Post-treatment, if the tooth structure is weakened, a crown might be recommended to ensure longevity. If you were referred to us, we would send a detailed report back to your referring dentist.

Our Services

Welcome to our dental clinic in Antwerp, Belgium, where your oral health takes center stage. At our practice, we prioritize a personalized approach, ensuring each patient receives individualized care and attention. Our dedicated team is committed to providing top-notch dental services tailored to your unique needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can a root canal treatment be done on any molar or tooth?
Not always. Sometimes, due to complications, performing a root canal treatment may not be beneficial. In such instances, extraction of the tooth might be the only solution. If this situation arises, your dentist will discuss alternative treatment options with you to replace or address the extracted tooth.

The duration of a root canal treatment varies based on the number of root canals and their intricacy. Generally, single-rooted teeth are quicker to treat than those with multiple canals. As a result, the treatment can range from 45 minutes up to an hour and a half. While some procedures can be finalized in one session, others might require multiple visits, with subsequent treatments scheduled one to two weeks apart.

Approximately six months post-treatment, a brief follow-up consultation is scheduled. During this session, an X-ray of the treated tooth or molar is taken to ascertain if any inflammation persists. Even if you’re not experiencing discomfort, it’s essential to attend this check-up since issues can still manifest on X-rays. This follow-up is crucial, but most often, the results are positive and everything is in order. If you were referred to us by your primary dentist, they will always receive a comprehensive report from us, complete with images.

Typically, teeth don’t exhibit discoloration following a root canal procedure. However, if you notice any color changes, rest assured that your dentist can usually address and rectify it. There are several methods to correct such discoloration. If you observe any changes, please reach out to us for a consultation or get in touch with your primary dentist if you were referred to us.

Thanks to the use of anesthesia, combined with our state-of-the-art equipment, and the expertise of our dentist who has successfully completed over 25,000 root canal treatments, the procedure is typically pain-free or minimally painful.

It’s not uncommon to feel some discomfort or pain after undergoing a root canal procedure. This after-pain can linger for several days as the tissue heals. A reliable pain reliever can effectively manage this discomfort. Typically, there’s no need for antibiotics, but they might be prescribed in rare cases where post-operative pain is unusually intense. If you’re experiencing severe pain, it’s crucial to reach out to us. Our dentist will want to reassess the treated area, address any issues, and prescribe antibiotics if deemed necessary.

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Aftercare Recommended by Experts

It’s essential to adhere strictly to all the guidelines provided by your dentist. However, there are some general recommendations, like the ones mentioned below, which ensure that you don’t encounter issues such as infections and experience a speedy recovery with optimal results.

Always remember to take your medications as prescribed. Following a dental implant procedure in Antwerp, the dentist may prescribe certain medicines to enhance the healing process. Neglecting to take these medications can lead to complications, including infections.


One of the most critical aspects of a speedy recovery is avoiding smoking. It is advised to refrain from smoking for as long as possible, though the minimum suggested time to abstain is one month.


Now that you have a new tooth or teeth, it's recommended to be cautious about your diet. Avoid foods that demand rigorous chewing.


Additionally, implant specialists advise against any strenuous physical activity on the day of the surgery to prevent potential complications such as bleeding.

Pricing Considerations

Several factors come into play when determining the cost of the procedure. The primary factor is the state of your dental health. Following an initial evaluation, including X-rays, the dentist will discuss potential treatment options and associated costs with you.

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