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Why let a tooth be extracted when it could very well be saved by a root canal? Here’s why a root canal is the perfect tooth-saver.

Last week, we had to leave our trusty motor in to the garage for a service, and so it came to pass that we travelled to work via The DART. We’re big fans of public transport – for a number of reasons. It’s reliable, it's pretty cheap, but most of all, it gives us the opportunity to engage in our favourite past-time. Eavesdropping!

We struck gold on our trip to work. A couple in their late twenties sat opposite us – we presumed them to be ‘romantically involved’ based on their conversation.

The male was completely forlorn and close to tears - and the female seemed to be sympathising with him and reassuring him that things were not as bad as he imagined.

We thought at first that he’s lost a loved one, lost his job, lost his budgie – or maybe lost all three! But no – the reason for his dour mood turned out to be an upcoming visit to the dentist. And yes, you're ahead of us, the treatment he was going for was a root canal procedure.

Why is it that so many people have got hold of the wrong end of the stick when it comes to root canals? They seem to equate it to a visit from Attila the Hun rather than a relatively straightforward process that involves minimal pain or discomfort.

The bottom line, as we’ve explained here many times in the past, is that a root canal should be celebrated as a form of treatment that can save a tooth that you’d otherwise lose.

We won't lie to you – it's a process that takes considerably longer than, say, a filling. Typically, it will be carried out in two visits of around an hour each. But you can relax in the chair, enjoy some great background music, and leave things in the hands of our very talented dentists.

And don't forget that you’ll feel virtually nothing, as you’ll be anaesthetized right throughout both of your visits. So hopefully that puts the pain issue to bed once and for all!

And speaking of pain – will it be painful to your pocket? Absolutely not. When it comes to root canal cost Ireland is highly competitive, along with boasting a very high quality of dental care. And remember, too, that you can make it even easier on your pocket by using our 0% Dental Finance Plan. You can opt to spread the cost over three months, six months or nine months.


Why do I need a root canal in the first place?

Good question. It's usually called on when a tooth is badly inflamed or infected, or after an accident. It can also be used when the enamel on your tooth is very badly worn.

has become badly inflamed or badly infected. It can also be called on in case of an accident, or where the enamel on your tooth has become very badly worn.

You’ll normally know you're heading for a root canal when you experience symptoms like sharp pain, or a twinge in response to heat or cold, or perhaps swelling or tenderness around the gums, along with discoloration of a tooth.

So don’t worry like our guy on the DART. If you need a root canal treatment Dublin has the perfect place for you – 11 Bath Avenue, home to MyDental.

If you’d like to research the topic of root canals a little more, here’s a nice article on the website of the American Association of Endodontists - http://www.aae.org/patients/treatments-and-procedures/root-canals/root-canals.aspx