Root Canal Treatment Overview

Root canal treatment is the procedure used to repair a tooth that has become seriously infected or decayed. The procedure not only saves teeth but also prevents subsequent infections in the future.

Who is this for
  • People with a serious tooth infection.
  • People who experience multiple infections in the same tooth.
  • People with a serious gum infection.
Treatment abroad
  • Minimum stay: 1 Day
  • Number of trips: 1
Treatment process
  • Most root canal treatments take place over two appointments.
  • Each appointment can last anywhere between 30 and 90 minutes.


Root Canal Treatment Cost







Root Canal - Incisor 

1 root, filling not included


60 €


Root Canal - Premolar 

2 roots, filling not included


100 €


Root Canal - Molar

3 roots, filling not included


150 €




How root canal treatment is done

To treat the infection in the root canal, the bacteria need to be removed.This can be done by either:

  • removing the bacteria from the root canal system (root canal treatment)
  • removing the tooth (extraction)

But removing the tooth is not usually recommended as it's better to keep as many of your natural teeth as possible.Before having root canal treatment, you'll usually be given a local anaesthetic. This means the procedure should be painless and no more unpleasant than having a filling.After the bacteria have been removed, the root canal is filled and the tooth sealed with a filling or crown.In most cases the inflamed tissue near the tooth will heal naturally.Root canal treatment is usually successful. In about 9 out of 10 cases a tooth can survive for up to 10 years after root canal treatment.




If you decide against having a root canal done, the only other alternatives are natural tooth loss or having your infected/damaged tooth extracted. This is not the recommended course of action to take because a lost or pulled tooth will leave a gap in your smile which will prompt the adjacent teeth to shift out of alignment in an effort to close that gap. This can hamper your ability to chew food properly which can lead to problems with digestion. And, since misaligned teeth are more difficult to clean, you could end up with tooth decay or gum disease to cause even more problems that can be painful and costly to treat.



Root canal treatment side effects, risks and complications

  • Colour changes
  • Sinus congestion
  • Reinfection
  • Tooth cracking

Before your procedure, you’ll have the chance to speak to your dentist about any potential complications that could occur during or after your treatment. Then, if anything were to happen, you can always come back to the DP Smile clinic in Antalya to speak to the experts.

And remember – prevention is always better than a cure, so ensure you maintain good oral hygiene following treatment, and that you avoid sugary foods and smoking.