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Airport Dental Cork
Airport Dental Cork

Root Canal Treatment in Cork

Advanced Protection Against Tooth Loss

A persistent toothache can be a sign of tooth decay that has advanced deep into the tooth’s pulp and permanently damaged the nerve and is now causing inflammation.

If this inflammation, or ‘pulpitis’, is caught in its early stages it can sometimes be treated with a simple filling. However, if the pulpitis has caused an abscess we may need to perform a root canal (or endodontic) treatment.

This treatment stops the tooth from aching and protects against further damage. Once the infected material from the tooth’s root is removed, we can then restore the tooth with a filling or crown.

Your Root Canal Treatment Professional

At Airport Dental, Dr David Finnegan is our resident root canal professional.

He has completed additional training in this specific area and uses the latest available technology to help ensure your tooth is given the best care and a successful outcome is achieved.


Do root canals hurt?

Our dentists at Airport Dental are trained in the most up-to-date techniques and use the most modern technologies to make the treatment as pain free as possible. We also use local anaesthesia to numb the area so you shouldn’t feel much of anything.

Will my tooth be as strong as a regular tooth after the root canal?

Once the material from deep within the tooth is removed, we may recommend placing a crown to provide extra support and help prevent any cracking or breaking of the remaining natural tooth. You can find out more by visiting this link about our crown treatments.

Will the pulpitis come back?

Root canal treatments have a very high success rate and keeping the area clean with a thorough oral hygiene routine will help reduce the risk even further. However, there are times when the infection returns and the treatment may need to be repeated.