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Our dentists at The James Clinic are specialists in root canal treatment, and you can be sure of a warm welcome when you arrive for your appointment and a comfortable setting that will put you at ease while you’re having the procedure. We will work to clear out the infection in or around the affected tooth and restore it to full health, possibly putting a crown or cap on top of the tooth to protect it and improve its functionality. We are pleased to offer root canal treatment at all our clinics, where we use the latest in dental technology and procedures to give you first-class results that will last.

What Is a Root Canal Treatment?

So what is a root canal treatment? It’s a procedure designed to save a tooth that otherwise might have to be extracted. This is usually due to a bacterial infection in the pulp, or “living tissue” inside the tooth, and it needs to be removed because it has become diseased and is no longer able to repair itself and is dying off. The infection typically causes pain in and around the tooth and possibly also the jaw. Many people will first notice sensitivity in their mouth when consuming hot or cold food and drinks, and it usually lingers for some time. There may also be some swelling or tenderness in the gum, and the tooth itself may become discoloured, or darker than usual. These are all signs you may need root canal treatment to remedy an infection.

How Long Does a Root Canal Take?

Root canal treatment can be complex and somewhat tricky, as the dentist needs to reach the inside of the infected tooth and remove the decaying pulp. It’s then a matter of ensuring that the chamber is completely clean and nothing is left that may cause problems later. The goal is to seal the tooth so that there’s no possibility of more bacteria entering the pulp chamber again. How long does a root canal take, then? You can expect the average root canal treatment to take around an hour and a half and up to two hours, and a number of appointments will be necessary.

Is It Safe?

Root canal treatment is an incredibly safe procedure, as it only involves the use of a local anaesthetic, and it’s highly effective too. It’s also necessary to protect your health by getting rid of harmful bacteria that have built up in our around a tooth and could also be causing problems with the gums. Therefore, it’s necessary to have root canal treatment so that your oral and overall health don’t suffer.

How Much Is a Root Canal

You’re probably saying to yourself, “How much is a root canal?” and wondering if you can afford to have one done. It depends on what kind of tooth is infected and in need of root canal treatment — is it in the front of the mouth, for instance, or tucked away at the back and a molar? The level of work and difficulty involved will determine the cost of root canal treatment, but generally, you can expect to pay around several hundred euros. Remember, it’s necessary to protect your tooth and your general health.

If you think you may need root canal treatment and would like to know more about the root canal treatment cost, the experts at The James Clinic are here to help you, so make an appointment now and soon your root canal treatment worries can be over.

Endodontic Treatment

A tooth that becomes sensitive to hot or cold food or beverages or hurts when biting down may indicate an infected tooth. A tooth that becomes discolored or that causes the gums to swell around a tooth may also indicate a dental infection. In some cases, a tooth will have no symptoms, but a dental exam and x-ray will reveal a tooth that requires root canal.

This is a procedure, also known as endodontic treatment involves the removal of pulp from a diseased or injured tooth. The pulp is the tooth’s ‘living tissue’. If the pulp of the tooth is diseased or injured, it cannot repair itself and will eventually die. The most common cause of pulp death is a cracked tooth or a deep cavity. In such cases, bacteria can enter the pulp, causing an infection inside the tooth. Pain and swelling will result, an abscess may form and the jaw bones may become injured.

After the pulp is removed and the inside of the roots shaped, the canal is dried with paper cones. The canal(s) are then The goal of the filling procedure is to hermetically seal off the tooth against bacteria.

Before root canal treatment was available, such teeth had to be removed however this procedure now allows them to be saved. Treatment can involve up to 3 visits to the dentist. However the restored tooth could last a lifetime, as long as you care for your teeth & gums.

Root canals are successful about 90% of the time when they are done properly. Teeth that have had root canal can become brittle and are susceptible to fracture. In most cases, it is advisable to have a crown (cap) placed over a tooth that has had root canal to rebuild and protect it.


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      Mullingar Medical Park,
      Market Point, Mullingar,
      Westmeath. N91W0DP.


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      Dr. James Hiney

      Dr. James Hiney

      Clinical Director

      Dr. Hiney qualified from Trinity College Dublin with a Ba.B Dent Sc. in 1994. He relocated to London to continue his studies and worked in Private Practice until 2003. During that time he was mentored and tutored by such legendary orthodontic colleagues as Dr. Bill Clarke and Dr. John Mew.

      He completed memberships in General Practice and developed a keen interest in low force non-extraction orthodontics, Aesthetic Dentistry and Implantology.

      On his return to Ireland he continued his interest in complex inter-disciplinary work with his late friend and Periodontal Implantology expert Dr. Nicky Mahon. James travelled to America, Switzerland, Sweden and the U.K to study the most advanced Dental techniques.

      Dr. Hiney was also an early pioneer in scanning technology for Dental purposes with Galway University Maths PhDs and Enterprise Ireland, developing one of the first 3D dental scanners, which also simultaneously assessed optimum bracket placement for orthodontic purposes. This commitment to continuing education developed into a Master of Science at Warwick Medical School where Dr. Hiney completed the comprehensive 3 – 8 year MSc programme in 3 years and gained the unprecedented grade of distinction in Orthodontic Theory, distinction in Orthodontic Clinical Treatment and a distinction in his disertation on using dental implants and mini-screws in complex orthodontic cases. Presently, Dr. Hiney is employed by Warwick Medical School where he was awarded an Honourary Clinical and Teaching Fellowship. In this capacity, he corrects principles of orthodontic papers and mentors final year postgraduate MSc students with their dissertation.

      This academic position allows Dr. Hiney as clinical director, to ensure that The James Clinic is at the cutting edge of advanced Dentistry. Each clinic has the latest orthodontic treatment, 3D Cerec scanners and Cat Scans for orthodontic assessment, to achieve optimum aesthetic results and guided placement for implants. Dr. Hiney after invitation, spoke on behalf of the Irish Dental Association to the national convention on ethical successful general practice and orthodontics and remains dedicated to best patient care in conjunction with the latest technology.

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      Dr. Seif Mohamed

      Dr. Seif Mohamed


      Dr. Seif Mohamed practicing dentistry in Ireland for more than 15 years. He completed his specialist training over three years at Dublin Dental University Hospital, where he was awarded a doctorate in periodontology and implantology that led to registration as a specialist periodontist with the general dental council in the U.K.

      Dr. Mohamed also holds certificate of European Federation of periodontology (EFP) and fellowship in periodontology (FFD) from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Dr. Mohamed was a clinical lecturer at Trinity College Dublin for seven years.

      Dr Mohamed provides a range of unique services at The James Clinic

      1. All aspects of periodontal therapy including plastic muco-gingival surgery, gingival grafting, augmentation and reduction.
      2. Surgical placement and restoration of dental implants, using the invaluable 3 d scanning techniques and utilizing multiple implant systems for optimum results, including Straumann,Nobel Biocare,Biohorizon and 3i dental implants.
      3. Surgical extraction of difficult teeth.
      4. Surgical extraction of impacted wisdom teeth.
      5. Exposure of canine teeth for orthodontic purposes. Dr Seifs amazing skills at locating and exposing canine teeth has allowed The James Clinic to achieve life- changing results for some of our young orthodontic patients.

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      Dr. Joanne Mohammed

      Dr. Joanne Mohammed


      Dr. Joanne Mohammed was born in Turkey and was raised in Mullingar. Joanne has been an integral part of our practice since she was a very young girl. We are so proud of her achievements and her exceptional clinical skill. While working with Dr. Hiney, she obtained her diploma in dental nursing from Trinity College, Dublin in 2011.

      Determined to reach her dream in becoming a dentist she completed multiple courses and received her degree in dental medicine from Pun in Poland in 2016.

      Joanne is very popular with all our patients and staff. Joanne is now an associate for Dr. Hiney in both his Mullingar and Enfield practices. She believes you should have a goal in life and reach it, and she embodies our ethos of lifelong education and achievement.

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      Mohammed Alsewadi

      Dr. Mohammed Alsewadi


      Dr.Mohammed Alsewadi initially qualified as a pharmacist in Jordan in 2006, he studied pharmacy at Al-Zaytoonah University Jordan (ZUJ) and graduated top of his 2017 he qualified as a dental surgeon after finishing a B.D.S program at University college cork.

      Dr.Mohammed enjoys all aspects of Dentistry providing a wide range of treatments for patients of all ages.He maintains the most up to date understanding of treatment care by attending numerous postgraduate courses.
      His time off is dedicated to his wife and son, and enjoying cycling if the weather is clear.
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      Maurice Treacy

      Dr. Maurice Treacy


      Dr Maurice Treacy graduated from Trinity College, Dublin with honours in 2018 and has been working as part of The James Clinic team since. He is a general dentist who enjoys all areas of dentistry and has a special interest in prosthodontic work which includes dentures, implants, crowns and bridges.

      Maurice has a keen interest in digital dentistry and provides many crowns using our CEREC single-appointment technology. Maurice particularly enjoys working with nervous patients, helping them overcome their dental fears and rebuilding their confidence in the dentist. He treats patients of all ages and is excellent with children. Maurice also works as an undergraduate clinical supervisor in Dublin Dental University Hospital where he helps train and supervise dental students. He has also completed numerous post-graduate courses both in Ireland and the UK and is continuously upgrading his knowledge and skills.
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