What is root canal treatment?

Root canal treatment is a procedure to remove infected pulp from the inside of the tooth. That way, bacteria can be removed, reinfection of the tooth is prevented and the natural tooth can be saved.

Why do you need root canal treatment?

Root canal treatment is necessary when you experience a cracked tooth or a deep cavity. In general, the following symptoms could indicate when you might need root canal treatment:

  • Severe pain while chewing or biting
  • Pimples on the gums
  • A chipped or cracked tooth
  • Lingering sensitivity to hot or cold, even after the sensation has been removed
  • Swollen or tender gums
  • Deep decay or darkening of the gums

What can you expect when undergoing root canal treatment?

During Root Canal Treatment

You will be under local anesthesia so that the area around the affected tooth is numbed. Your dentist will then create an opening in the affected tooth and remove the infected pulp. Your root canals and pulp chamber are thoroughly cleaned and an endodontic file is used to clean and shape the inside of the affected tooth to ensure the root canal system is properly disinfected. Your dentist will then place medication in the root canal system for it to thoroughly disinfect your system over the course of a few weeks. The opening created is then sealed with a temporary filling.

After Root Canal Treatment

You will be required to come back for a follow up appointment where the temporary filling is replaced with a permanent filling. A post-operative X-ray will be taken to ensure all the affected areas have been treated and you may be asked to consider getting a dental crown to reinforce the affected tooth.

Why choose Novena Surgery for root canal treatment?

Doctors who choose to perform root canal treatment at Novena Surgery will perform the procedure in one of four modular operating theaters with cable-less pendant systems, allowing doctors to operate free of stray wiring obstruction.

Post-procedure, patients can choose to recover in one of Novena Surgery’s comfortable private suites, or in our 12-bed recovery unit under the care of well-trained nursing staff.

Waiting times are also shortened as patients need only turn up half-an-hour before their surgery, and be checked into the ward within 10 minutes of arrival. 

Patients’ companions have the option of patronising Velocity, Square and Square 2 shopping malls that are seamlessly integrated with Novena Medical Centre, the building housing Novena Surgery.

I want to undergo root canal treatment in Novena Surgery but I do not have a dentist in mind yet.

This list consists of dentists who commonly perform root canal treatment at Novena Surgery – contact us at +65-6254 9331 or admin@novenasurgery.com.sg and we will help you book a consultation appointment with a dentist from the list.

Name of DentistName of Dental ClinicDental Clinic AddressDental Clinic Opening Hours
Dr Clement LyeWinston Tan Oral Maxillofacial Surgery38 Irrawaddy Road, #11-43/44/45/46, Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre, Singapore 329563Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 12:30pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
Dr Janice WuAshford Dental Centre215 Upper Thomson Rd,
Thomson Ridge, Singapore 574349
Mon – Fri: 9 AM to 9 PM
Sat & Sun: 9 AM to 6 PM
Dr Terry TeoTP DentalThe Penthouse, 391B Orchard Road, #26-01, Ngee Ann City Tower B, Singapore 238874
MON – FRI: 8:30AM – 7:00PM
SAT: 8:00AM – 5:00PM
SUN & PH: 9:30AM – 1:00PM
Dr Aidan YeoThomson Dental Centre#07-08/16-19, Novena Specialist Centre, 8 Sinaran Drive, Singapore 307470Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 1:00pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
Dr Ong Yean SzeKids Dental WorldMount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
38 Irrawaddy Road, #08-33, Singapore 329563
Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 1:30pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
Dr Justine LimPetite Smiles Children’s Dental Clinic10 Sinaran Drive, #11-18 Novena Medical Center, Singapore 307506Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 2:00pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
Dr Ng Jing JingPetite Smiles Children’s Dental Clinic10 Sinaran Drive, #11-18 Novena Medical Center, Singapore 307506Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 2:00pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
Dr Ng Chee HonOral Maxillofacial & Implant Clinic (OMIC)Royal Square Medical Centre 101 Irrawaddy Road, #11-04 Royal Square Medical Centre, Singapore 329565Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 8:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 1:00pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
Dr Winston TanWinston Tan Oral Maxillofacial Surgery38 Irrawaddy Road, #11-43/44/45/46, Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre, Singapore 329563Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 12:30pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
Dr Tong Huei JinnPetite Smiles Children’s Dental Clinic10 Sinaran Drive, #11-18 Novena Medical Center, Singapore 307506Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 2:00pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
Dr David LimPetite Smiles Children’s Dental Clinic10 Sinaran Drive, #11-18 Novena Medical Center, Singapore 307506Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 2:00pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
Dr Md Badrun NafisQ&M Dental Group238 Thomson Road #02-47
Novena Square, Singapore 307683
Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 1:00pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
Dr Nicole Ann LeeAn Dental ClinicInternational Building (Next to Lido)
360 Orchard Road #03-06/07, Singapore 238869
Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 1:00pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
Dr Toh Siew LuanThomson Dental Centre#07-08/16-19, Novena Specialist Centre, 8 Sinaran Drive, Singapore 307470Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 1:00pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
Dr Swati KapilaGPA Dentalcare & GPA Centre For Dentistry101 Thomson Road, #01-96 to 99, United Square, Singapore 3075919am to 8pm (Monday and Thursday)

9pm to 9pm (Tuesday and Wednesday)

9am to 6pm (Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays)
Dr Andrew OwAOMF Surgery101 Irrawaddy Rd, #10-09 Royal Square At Novena, Singapore 329565Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 12:30pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
Dr Mohamed ShafiqQ & M Dental Centre180 Kitchener Road #B1 – 13 / 14 City Square Mall, Singapore 208539Monday to Saturday: 9:00am to 9:00pm
Sun: 9:00am to 8:00pm
Dr Tabitha ChngMy First Dentist  – Paediatric Specialist101 Irrawaddy Road, #10-07, Royal Square Medical Centre, Singapore 329565Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:30pm
Saturday: 8:30am to 12:30pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
Dr Samintharaj KumarNuffield Dental Jewel05-01, Wheelock Place, 501 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238880Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 12:30pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
Dr Pauline LeeMy First Dentist  – Paediatric Specialist101 Irrawaddy Road, #10-07, Royal Square Medical Centre, Singapore 329565Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:30pm
Saturday: 8:30am to 12:30pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
Dr Yong Loong TeeTP DentalThe Penthouse, 391B Orchard Road, #26-01, Ngee Ann City Tower B, Singapore 238874MON – FRI: 8:30AM – 7:00PM
SAT: 8:00AM – 5:00PM
SUN & PH: 9:30AM – 1:00PM
Dr Jovena ChanMy Little Teeth Children’s Dental ClinicLucky Plaza, 304 Orchard Rd, #05-52, Singapore 238863Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 2:00pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
Dr Ong Teng SinARKIDENTAL1 Kim Seng Promenade, #03-123 Great World, Singapore 237994Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
Dr Eric LyeThe Oral Maxillofacial Practice38 Irrawaddy Road, Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre, #11-55/56, Singapore 329563Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 12:30pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
Dr Serena Yu BerthelsenCluny Court Family Dental – Paediatric Dentist501 Bukit Timah Rd, #02-18 Cluny Court, Singapore 259760Monday to Saturday: 10:00am to 7:00pm
Sun: 10:00am to 3:00pm
Dr Debbie HongSpecialist Oral Surgeons6 Napier Road #07-17
Gleneagles Medical Centre, Singapore 258499
Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 12:30pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
Dr Juliet TayThe Implant and Oral Surgery Centre (IOSC)10 Sinaran Dr, #11-25/26, Singapore 307506Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 5:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 1:00pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed