Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment is needed when an injury or a large cavity damages the tooth's root. The root becomes infected or inflamed.

The following diagrams show the root canal treatment procedure for the infected tooth. If you need help deciding the right treatment or have some questions to ask, we are happy to help! Send us a quick message on WhatsApp or schedule a tele-consultation session with our doctors today!


Step 1

Our dentist will numb the tooth to reduce your discomfort. An opening is made through the crown of your tooth to the pulp chamber.

Step 2

Special files are used to clean the infected and inflammed nerve/pulp out of the canals. The root canals are sterilized.

Step 3

Then they shape the canals for the filling material. Irrigation is used to help clean the canals and remove debris.

Step 4

A temporary filling material is placed on top of the gutta-percha to seal the opening. A post may be placed in the root canal for structural support.

Step 5

The filling remains until the tooth receives a permanent filling or a crown. A crown, sometimes called a cap, looks like a natural tooth. It is placed over the top of the tooth.

Frequently Asked Questions

At Pristine Dental, we believe that providing you with sufficient information and a clear idea about your treatment needs and how to maintain good oral health is of utmost importance. This will enable you to make an informed decision about the treatments and what they require. Can't find your answer below? Send us a quick message on WhatsApp or schedule a tele-consultation. We'll reply to you directly!


A root canal takes 2 to 3 visits, depending on the difficulty of the case.

After a root canal treatment is done the tooth becomes more brittle, which makes it more prone to fracture. If the tooth is fractures badly the tooth will have to be extracted. Hence placing a crown is more suitable to protect the tooth after root canal treatment.

Root canal treatment starts from RM800 and the price can vary depending on which tooth needs the treatment. A front tooth has one canal to be cleaned and filled, whereas premolars have 2-3 canals and molar have up to 5 canals. Hence the variation in cost:

Anterior: RM880 per tooth
Premolar: RM950-1200 per tooth
Molar: RM1300-1800 per tooth

Yes. You can pay over the course of treatment in instalments.

After root canal treatment is performed the tooth becomes brittle and more prone to fracture, hence to prevent this a crown should be placed. Pain can occur if an extra canal in the tooth is left un cleaned. Reoccurrence of symptoms can occur if this happens.

Since root canal involves cleaning and repairing of the root area of the tooth, you are likely to feel some pain or sensitivity in the days following the procedure. It may range from dull ache to sharp pain but it should not hinder you from completing daily activities. However, if persistent pain occurs, you may come in to see the dentist again.

A dental post is a type of dental restoration used either to stabilize a weakened tooth or provide an anchor for a crown. Utilized when inadequate tooth structure remains to support a traditional restoration, it consists of the insertion of a small rod (known as a "post") into the root space of an affected tooth, leaving several millimetres protruding. The protrusion is then used to support a large filling, or anchor a crown.

A post is made of either titanium or fibre. The price starts at RM500.

The post is inserted in a single visit and in the next visit the crown is issued.

10 to 15 years. As the root canal material deteriorates infection can set in and this may cause some pain.