Duration and method of a root canal treatment

A root canal treatment always consists of an intake with examination, the treatment performed immediately or later, and finally the aftercare to establish that your teeth are healthy.

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    Duration and method of root canal treatment

    The treatment is performed with extreme precision and concentration and generally takes about two hours. We pay great attention to the comfort of the patient who, partly because of this, experiences the treatment as relaxing.

    Dentists from all over the Netherlands can refer their patients to us. Your own dentist will receive a report on the treatment the same day.

    Root canal re-treatment

    You may have previously had a root canal treatment at another practice and require re-treatment.

    For this, too, you have come to the right place at Dental practice Van Mill. We often help people in whom re-treatment is necessary, such as because of complications.

    Before root treatment can be done, pre-treatment of the already treated canals is required:

    First, the existing filling material – the build-ups and pins – must be carefully removed and the walls of the ducts must be brought back into “shape” without damaging them.
    The removal of broken-off instruments from a canal or removal of present build-ups and pins may take longer in some cases.

    Once this pre-treatment has taken place, the actual treatment can begin, usually in the same session. However, sometimes this requires a new appointment.

    Dentists from all over the Netherlands can refer their patients to us. Your own dentist will receive a report on the treatment the same day.

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    Method of root canal treatment


    During the intake, the tooth is examined using x-rays, among other methods.

    Depending on the referral and your dentist’s request, in consultation with you, treatment can sometimes be performed immediately, or you will be given an appointment for treatment after the consultation.


    For a treatment we reserve 2 hours and the molar is anesthetized in all cases.

    During this treatment, the molar is isolated from the rest of the teeth and mouth using a rubber surgical drape – the “cofferdam” – for safe and hygienic work.

    After this, the root canal treatment is performed in three steps: the so-called Clean, Shape and Pack.


    After treatment, existing symptoms are usually over immediately. Sometimes, however, there may be some afterthoughts, varying in nature. To check that complaints after treatment are always harmless, aftercare takes place. Even when there are no symptoms, follow-up care takes place to determine that everything is healthy.

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    “It was a pleasant experience and I was lucky enough that they were able to save my tooth. Professional, friendly, calm, with a sense of being in the hands of experts.”

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    “All my life I have dreaded visiting the dentist. I have been a patient at Dental Clinic Van Mill for 5 years now and these days it’s something I look forward to.”

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    “I believed my teeth could not be saved. Masato and his team have helped me enormously. I have no more pain and finally, I have my life back.”

    Rates /

    Costs vary by treatment and may be partially or fully insured. The rates are set by the Dutch Healthcare Authority (NZa), commissioned by the government. Would you like to know more about this? Then read on.

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    We make every effort to make your visit painless and as pleasant as possible. We make sure you can relax properly. Want to know how we do this? Then contact us now. Our assistants will be happy to assist you.

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