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Root canal treatment

Root canal therapy can save a tooth that has become severely infected or decayed. When diagnosis indicates the need for a root canal treatment, our first priority is our patients’ peace of mind. Offering an extensive menu of pain-management options, our first order of business is to ensure that our patients are at-ease about the procedure.

In need of an emergency appointment?

Do you have an emergency? Call us on 020 612 12 43.
We are sure to assist you with your emergency considering our ample opening hours.

Signs and symptoms you need a root canal treatment

  • Spontaneous pain even when you’re not eating or drinking
  • Pain that wakes you up in the middle of the night
  • Toothache that worsens when pressure is applied or when eating
  • Darkening or discoloration of a tooth
  • Recurring swelling of the gums
  • Tenderness in the gums
  • Extreme sensitivity to cold or heat

A root canal infection only starts hurting when pressing against a nerve. As there are no nerve endings in your cheekbones, you could have inflammation in your root endings without feeling any discomfort. Your dentist will typically scan for such infections on your x-ray photos, presenting as a black spot of infected tissue.

Despite the fact that you may feel no pain (yet), it is nonetheless important to treat the infection right away. An untreated infection is bad for your entire body and dissolves in your cheekbone which causes your tooth to loosen further.

What to expect

For most patients, a root canal can be performed in one or two visits. Our pre-treatment preparation ensures that both the tooth and the affected area are fully anesthetized for the entire procedure. In most cases, once the tooth is repaired we recommend protecting it with a porcelain crown to prevent fracture.

During your treatment

After full anesthesia is achieved, treatment will be completed in either one or two appointments based on the health of the pulpal tissue. If your tooth was severely infected, we may opt to place a medication in your canals for one or two weeks before completing the root canal to effectively decontaminate the area. A temporary filling will be used in between treatments to keep the area sterile. The height of the tooth is reduced so that this new tooth is not an active player in the bite.

After your root canal treatment

After treatment, you may experience similar pain than before treatment for about two days. You should avoid chewing on that side of your mouth for a couple of days or until the tenderness has subsided. Your dentist will prescribe a final restoration for the tooth. It’s important to remember that teeth with root canals have a higher percentage of fracture as well.


Do you have any questions regarding root canal treatment? Contact us and our receptionist will be happy to advise you and schedule an appointment at the earliest hour if needed.
Tandarts Jordaan is open until 10:00 pm on several days of the week. In addition, Tandarts Jordaan is also open on Sundays.

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About Tandarts Jordaan

At Tandarts Jordaan, your Amsterdam dental clinic, we treat a wide variety of dental problems related to the teeth, mouth and jaw. We provide in-depth treatment planning with low radiation digital x-rays, aesthetic and cosmetic dental options, as well as specialist treatments such as root canal treatments, dental implants, crowns and bridges. If you need emergency dental treatment options you can call our office and schedule an appointment promptly.

The staff at Tandarts Jordaan consists of experienced dentists and licensed dental assistants who will make your comfort and satisfaction their number one priority. Patients are continually monitored during treatment, and our friendly and knowledgeable staff is always available to answer any questions or concerns.

Award winning Amsterdam dental practice
A dentist appointment might not be your preferred appointment however we have tried to make the practice pleasant and inspiring while at the same time state-of-the-art, offering the latest dental and hygiene solutions.

Government controlled dentist prices
If you wonder if the prices at Tandarts Jordaan are higher then in other practices, you can rest assured. The Dutch dental prices are government controlled which means that your dental treatments will cost the same at each Dutch dental practice.

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