Root Canal Treatment

Professional Root Canal Treatment in Nairobi

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What is Root Canal Therapy?

A root canal treatment also known as endodontics is a dental procedure done to save a tooth that is severely damaged. It is performed to relieve pain or treat infection affecting the pulp. The pulp consists of nerves and blood vessels. It can become infected due to decay, traumatic injury, fillings, and other factors. During root canal therapy, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned, filled, and sealed with a special biomaterial. If left untreated, the tissue around the tooth can become infected leading to more oral health problems.

Before and After Root Canal Therapy

Affordable Root Canal Treatment

At Arrow Dental Centre, we provide root canal treatment in alleviate pain and prevent infection. We have a highly-trained and experienced root canal specialist that has performed hundreds of procedures. We do everything possible to make endodontic procedures fast and comfortable for our patients. From controlled injections to motorized rotary instruments, our treatment tactics are quick and comfortable.

While root canals can take two or more appointments, our dental team works to ensure each appointment is as comfortable as possible. Our endodontist will evaluate your teeth to determine the extent of the problem and if the nerve is affected. The procedure depends on the extent of the tooth damage.

Our dental clinic is conveniently located in the CBD, providing city residents with convenience and a trusted place to relieve their pain and restore their teeth.

When Is Root Canal Treatment Applicable?

Like many dental procedures, root canal therapy is only applied in relevant cases. This procedure is used in cases where patients have profound tooth decay or broken teeth which could cause infection of the root canal. Some symptoms of this infection indicating the need for a root canal include:

  • Severe tooth pain
  • Sensitivity to heat and cold
  • Swelling of lymph nodes in the neck
  • Tenderness in lymph nodes near the
  • affected tooth
  • Pain when chewing or biting
  • Facial swelling
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Fever

Root Canal Therapy Procedure

If root canal therapy is required, local anesthesia will be applied to the affected tooth and surrounding area. A dental dam will be used to isolate the tooth to ensure it’s clean and free of saliva during the procedure. The dentist will cut an opening at the top of the tooth and remove the pulp and the nerve. The root canal is cleaned and filled with a biomaterial.

After the procedure, the dentist may put a permanent restoration such as a crown over the tooth to protect it. It’s always a good idea to preserve the natural tooth with a root canal instead of removing it. However, there are some cases when tooth extraction is recommended. A comprehensive oral diagnosis done by our endodontists will determine what’s the best treatment option for you.

Keep Your Teeth and Enjoy A Healthier Smile

Our endodontists at Arrow Dental Centre can prevent infection or injury and restore your smile with root canal treatment. We apply special procedures, techniques, and technology to save our patients’ natural teeth. Our team has expertise in endodontics and is proud to offer their experience to patients looking to restore their smiles.

If you suspect that you need a root canal, contact our dental clinic located conveniently within the CBD by calling us or scheduling an appointment online.

Other Services

Other dental services we offer to manage your overall oral health care needs.

Root Canal


Pediatric Care

Gum Disease Treatment

Tooth Extraction

Teeth Whitening

Dental Implants

Dental Filling

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to commonly asked questions about endodontics in Kenya.

Why should I consider root canal therapy?

Root canal treatment becomes essential when the tooth nerve becomes infected. If the infection is not treatable or reversible, a root canal will be needed to remove the inflamed part to prevent the infection from spreading.

Should I worry about a root canal infection after the procedure?

Endodontists recommend patients monitor for any recurrent tooth infections. Some of the signs of infection include:

  • Visible swelling outside or inside the mouth
  • Severe pressure or pain that lasts several days
  • Original symptoms returning

How long does the root canal procedure take?

Root canal treatment typically can be done in one visit to the dental clinic and does not take more than two hours. If your tooth problem is severe, you might need to visit the dentist at least two times.

Is root canal treatment painful?

No. You might feel some discomfort during the procedure. However, the treatment helps to relieve pain by getting rid of the infected tissue that is often painful.

How much does a root canal cost in Kenya?

The cost of root canals is always a top concern for most patients. It depends on the complexity of the procedure. At Arrow Dental Centre, we provide affordable endodontic procedures to help alleviate our patients’ dental problems.

Should I get a root canal or extraction?

Some people might wonder whether they should get an extraction and dental implant or root canal treatment. Only the dentist can know if a root canal procedure is necessary based on the severity of the infected tooth.

Will I feel discomfort after the endodontic procedure?

You may feel some mild discomfort when biting. This can last for several days after treatment. Root canal specialists might recommend painkillers to reduce the discomfort.

What should I expect after a root canal?

After the root canal treatment procedure, you might feel some tenderness around the area where the root canal was. We recommend you wait to eat until the numbing is gone, avoid biting on the tooth until a crown is fitter, and continue brushing your teeth as normal.

Locations We Serve

We provide root canal therapy in Nairobi and Thika serving clients in different neighborhoods.