Root Canal

In certain situations, a tooth may require further treatment to avoid extraction. When the nerve of a tooth becomes painful or infected, it may require root canal treatment.

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Root canal treatment, or endodontic treatment, involves removing the inflamed or infected nerve from the root canal space within the tooth. Once the nerve has been removed, the root canal space is cleaned and shaped to prepare it for a filling. After the tooth has been root canal treated, it is often weaker as tooth structure has been removed to access the nerve. In certain cases, a crown or cast restoration is indicated to prevent the tooth fracturing during normal chewing and use of the tooth.

At OB Dental, we will assess your particular situation and determine whether or not root canal treatment is necessary. If root canal treatment is required, sometimes you may need a referral on to an Endodontist (Root Canal Specialist), other times, we can carry out the procedure at OB Dental.

We always aim to complete root canal treatment in a pain-free way. Oftentimes patients actually fall asleep during the procedure!

What Our Clients Say About OB Dental?

I had a dental emergency and my own practice couldn't fit me in. Jacqueline saw me at very short notice and could not have been nicer or more pleasant to deal with. Would absolutely recommend and will be switching dentists going forward


I spotted Dr. Jacqueline O'Brien advertising on The Clare Echo, booked an appointment which I had within days and I can safely say I will be recommending Jacqueline to my own friends and family in future. She was very kind and patient throughout my appointment and made me feel extremely comfortable. A super dentist and one I'lI see using for many years to come.

Niall O'Connor

This is an excellent dental practice. All of the staff are courteous and professional. I found dentist Jacqueline O'Brien highly skilled, patient, thorough and very responsive in managing my concerns as an anxious patient. I would warmly recommend this practice to others.

Patricia Conboy

Amazing practice ! everyone is so nice as you walk in the door ! Explain things very thoroughly I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a dentist!

Emily Walsh

Frequently Asked Questions

Are root canals painful?

Our team take all necessary precautions to ensure that you are comfortable during the root canal procedure. We use local anaesthesia to numb the area around the affected tooth, and we may offer other options to help you relax.

At OB Dental we recognise that some people feel a level of anxiety with visiting the dentist. We make every effort to ensure you are as comfortable as possible during your root canal procedure.

what are the benefits of getting a root canal?

A root canal can help save a damaged or infected tooth, prevent the need for extraction, and restore optimal oral health and function.

How much does a root canal cost

The cost of a tooth extraction can vary depending on the complexity of the procedure. Our team provide transparent pricing information which is available on the Dental fees page.

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Dental Emergencies

At OB Dental, Jacqueline will accommodate dental emergencies as promptly as possible. Phone 061 413263 or email the clinic for an appointment.

What are Dental Emergencies?
A dental emergency not only refers to tooth pain but other issues surrounding the tissues in the mouth which may need to be given immediate attention.
Examples of dental emergencies include, but are not limited to: infections, fractured tooth or dental restoration.
Your Emergency Dentist – a phone call away on (061) 413 263

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Gum Therapy

Complete gum disease treatment. Gum disease is a bacterial infection of the gums that, if left untreated, can damage the bone that support your teeth.

Whether you’re suffering from the early signs of gingivitis or have severe damage and deterioration from years of gum disease, our expert team can help.

Book online now or call us at (061) 413-263 to schedule a consultation.

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Dental Hygiene

Maintaining good dental hygiene is essential for preventing oral health problems. At our Limerick city dental clinic, we offer scaling, polishing, and deep cleaning services to help keep your teeth and gums healthy and clean.

During a hygiene appointment, we remove any build-up of plaque and tartar, to help prevent gum disease.

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