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Root canal

What is root canal treatment?

A root canal treatment is done to remove the infected tissue from the root canal of your tooth so that you are relieved of the severe pain, thereby saving the tooth from extraction (removal of a tooth). 

When is the root canal treatment recommended?

Generally, root canal treatment is recommended when the tooth is infected and it is deeply extended to the pulp. However, the pulp can also become infected and dead if the tooth had a trauma, leading to non-vitality of the tooth. Thus such conditions will also require a root canal treatment. If it is left untreated, the infection can become severe enough to undergo extraction.

What are the signs and symptoms of root canal infection?

Inflammation, swelling and abscess formation around the affected tooth. Gum tenderness when biting or chewing on the affected side. Tooth hypersensitivity to hot or cold drinks and foods. Tooth discolouration. Severe dental pain. However, sometimes, patients with root canal infection may not feel any discomfort.

How a Root Canal Treatment is performed?

Root canal treatment is usually performed either in a single visit or with multiple visits depending on the severity of disease which usually lasts for 30 to 90 minutes per visit. Dentists will take an x-ray of the affected tooth to know the extent of the infection and to plan the treatment. Then, local anaesthesia will be given to numb the area where the procedure is going to be performed. The tooth will be isolated from saliva and the surrounding environment by using cotton or rubber dams. Then the dentist will drill a hole into the affected tooth using a dental bur to gain access to the pulp cavity and to remove the infected or dead pulp, nerve, and tissues. The cleaned and shaped root canal will be then filled with an inert rubber-like material called Gutta-percha. Finally, the tooth will be restored with a crown. 

How much does it cost for a root canal procedure approximately?

In India, the cost of a root canal procedure averaging between INR 2000 and INR 5000.


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You can request quotation from the listed hospitals

MGM Healthcare

New No 72, Old No 54 Nelson Manickam Road


mCare Smart Clinic

Kinfra Hi Tech Park Kalamassery Kochi, Kerala 683503


Narayana Speciality Dental Care and Maxillofacial Centre

Jamal complex Near Head Post Office College road


Mariyam Multi Specialty Dental Care

Trade Centre Building, Near Union Bank Mele Pattambi


Dr. Pranav's Dentcare

MM centre, opp.bombai hotel, Central bazar, Payyannur


VKV Dental Clinic and Implant Center

Sreekanteswaram, thakaraparambu road, east fort


A.J Hospital and Research Centre

National High Way 66, Kuntikana

Dakshina Kannada

Iqraa International Hospital and Research Centre

Wayanad Road, Malaparamba, Kozhikode, Kerala


Malabar Hospital

Eranjipalam Junction, Eranjipalam Kozhikode, Kerala


Sreechand Speciality Hospital

Sreechand Speciality Hospitals Pvt ltd, Near SN park, Kannur Kerala - 670001


Sunrise Hospital

Sunrise Hospital, Seaport – Airport Road, Kakkanad, Kochi 682 030, Kerala, India


Ananthapuri Hospitals

NH Byepass 66, Airport Road, Near Courtyard Garden


KIMSHEALTH, Trivandrum

P.B.No.1, Anayara P.O, Trivandrum – 695029, Kerala, India


Fathima Denta Care, Manjeri

Bisna Baderi’s Dental Clinic, Near Medical College, Court Road


Fathima Denta Care, Areekod

Vijaya Theatre Junction, Malappuram


Fathima Denta Care, Malappuram

KP Building, Near Sulu Medicals, Tirur Road


Fathima Denta Care, Athanikkal

U.City Road, Vallikkunnu, Malappuram


Fathima Denta Care, Mongam

CK Tower, Market Road (Olamathil Road), Malappuram


Fathima Denta Care, Olipram Kadavu

Opp. Cherusheripara Masjid, Kolakkattuchali, Malappuram


Fathima Denta Care, Pulikkal

Near BM Hospital, Malappuram


Fathima Denta Care, Kondotty

Erancholi Bazar, Bypass Road, Malappuram


Fathima Denta Care, Vazhakkad

Cheeni Bazar, Malappuram


Fathima Denta Care, Pallikkal Bazar

Pallikkal Bazar, Opp. Bus Stand, Malappuram


Fathima Denta Care, Mysore

Anzad Denta Care Ground Floor, Paraswathika Next to HDFC Bank Opp. Milk Diary Siddhartha Layout


Fathima Denta Care, Feroke

Baba Denta Care Inside Baba Health Care Bsement, Apple Tower Opp. Bus Stand


Fathima Denta Care, Palazhi

Opp. Hi-Lite Mall, Pala Thondayad Bypass Road Calicut


Fathima Denta Care, Koduvally

Opp. KGM Gold Calicut


Fathima Denta Care, Sulthan Bathery

1st Floor Aiswarya Mall Near SBI Bank PIN: 673592, Wayanad


Fathima Denta Care, Cheeral

near Muthoot Fincorp HS Road, Wayanad


Rajagiri Hospital

Near GTN Junction, Chunangamvely Aluva, Kochi, Kerala


Kinder Multispeciality Hospital

Kinder Hospital, Kalamassery, Kochi-682033, Kerala, India


Aster MIMS Kannur

Chala east


Fathima Denta Care Kozhikode

Old Shanthi Hospital Complex, Airport Road, Ramanattukara


Care Super Speciality Dental Hospital

Above Focus Diagnostics, JP Road,

West Godavari

I Dent Dental Clinic

Above mi stores, Calicut road, Mananthavady


KMC Hospital

opposite Jyothi Theatre, Balmatta, Mangalore, Karnataka 575019

Dakshina Kannada

Aster MIMS Kottakkal

Malabar Institute of Medical Sciences Ltd Changuvetty, Kottakkal P.O, Malappuram


Aster MIMS, Calicut

Mini By-pass Road, Govindapuram P.O., Calicut


VPS Lakeshore Hospital

NH-66 Bypass, near Police Station, Nettoor, Maradu, Kochi, Kerala


We Care Dental Clinic

Opposite kseb office manjapetty


V Dentist Dental Care

Sowparnika building, ground floor, kallampally junction, sreekaryam


Ananthapuri Super Speciality Dental Clinic

Manchadimoodu, Vattiyoorkavu, Thiruvananthapuram


Dr. Bhat's Nileshwar Dental Clinic

Chirammal tower ,above aiwa super market


Alpha Dental Care

Chakkiyath Building, Madathil, Iritty, Kannur, 670703


Indiana Hospital

Pumpwell junction, Mahaveer Circle, Dakshina Kannada

Dakshina Kannada

Ortho Smile Craft

Sreekousthubham, BN4, Bapuji Nagar, Ulloor, Trivandrum


Jay Jays Dental Clinic

Near Kadapakada Sports Club Kadapakada


Johns Dental Care

85, lig colony Near st Augustine school Judges avenue


Al Zehra Dental Care & Medical Laboratory

M.A.K building, 1st floor near Dhanya supermarket Elankulam jn Uliyakovil