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Christmas & New Year Opening Hours

Thursday 24th Dec, 2020
Friday 25th Dec, 2020
Saturday 26th Dec, 2020
Monday 28th Dec, 2020
9am – 6pm
Tuesday 29th Dec, 2020
9am – 6pm
Wednesday 30th Dec, 2020
Thursday 31st Dec, 2020
Friday 1st Jan, 2021
Saturday 2nd Jan, 2021
Monday 4th Jan, 2021
9am – 8pm
Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal Treatment

Using the latest technology and state of the art equipment, our endodontist Dr Dennis Alarcon is highly experienced in the art of endodontics. Endodontists are dentists who have undergone further postgraduate training to become experts in root canal treatment.

At Flynns Dental Care we use a high resolution microscope and specialised equipment to significantly improve the success rate of root canal treatments when compared to conventional methods. This type of root canal treatment is called "Micro-Endodontics​".


When conventional root canal therapy has not been successful, the microscope allows for retreatment of the tooth via a microsurgical approach through the bone to the tip of the tooth. The magnification ensures minimal invasion and greatly improves recovery and healing. When it is important not to compromise the existing appearance and aesthetics, this is the treatment of choice.

CJ-Optik Flexion Microscope

Our CJ-Optik Flexion microscope has excellent magnification and illumination and provides high-quality resolution and images. The greatly magnified image of the tooth delivered by the microscope is of great benefit in diagnosis. By assessing your tooth this way we can advise you on the most appropriate treatment plan for you.

Our state of the art CJ-Optik Flexion Microscope

Benefits of Micro-Endodontics

Minimally Invasive Treatments

Removing as little of the tooth structure as possible to maintain the strength and integrity of the tooth.

Remove All Infected Material

The level of detail achieved by the microscope ensures accurate location and removal of all infected material for maximum success.

Treatment Of Sclerosed Root Canals

Some root canals become blocked for various reasons and leaving them can markedly reduce the success of treatment. The microscope can greatly facilitate their location and treatment, leading to much improved outcomes.

Location Of Additional Root Canals

Hidden root canals, easily missed by the naked eye, can be located and treated.


The magnification achieved by microscope greatly improves the success when microendodontics is needed to retreat a tooth that has an existing root filling.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it necessary to crown my tooth after root canal treatment?

Your dentist will be able to advise you if your tooth should be crowned following root canal treatment. A crown is normally recommended to protect a tooth that has had a root canal treatment, because the tooth will be more brittle and liable to fracture.

Could I have swelling after root canal treatment?

This is very rare. It normally occurs when there is a large pre-existing infection. If this happens you will be prescribed antibiotics and the swelling should resolve after 3-4 days.

Should I take antibiotics after root canal treatment?

It is not normally necessary to take antibiotics after root canal treatment.

Is root canal treatment painful?

No. We always use local anaesthetic to ensure root canal treatment is a pain-free treatment. Any mild discomfort following treatment can be controlled with normal analgesics.

How is root canal treatment performed?

After anesthetising the tooth with local anaesthetic, a small opening is made to expose the root canals and diseased pulp. The infected tissue is removed, and the root canal is widened with special instruments and disinfected to eliminate the infection. Finally, the root canals are filled and sealed. Once the root canal treatment is complete, the tooth will need to be restored with a crown or permanent filling material.

What is endodontics or root canal treatment?

Endodontics or Root canal therapy is the removal of the infected or damaged nerve from the tooth and subsequent filling and sealing of the root canals to prevent re-infection. The tooth is then restored so that it can continue to function as normal.

What our Patients Say

Had an appointment with Dr. Ciara today. This extremely kind and caring Dentist puts you at ease from the moment you walk through the door. She is utterly committed and professional and I cannot recommend her  highly enough.


2 visits to sort out a persistent problem not solved by UK dentist. Dr Clara McSwiney was straight onto the problem. Today she did the filling and it was the best experience at a dentist EVER for me. No pain or discomfort and 20 minutes later, all fixed. A very experienced dentist with a great manner. Highly recommended.

Consultation - Filling

I was visiting Tralee and encountered a serious and sudden complication with a tooth infection. A serious practice, who because of their commitment to late hours service, treated me within the hour. A dentist called Ciara treated me. Thank you. Summa cum laude! First class!

Declan O'Neill
Tooth Infection

Excellent.......from staff to job done. Highly recommended!

Moss Mitchell
Teeth Implants

Excellent service, lovely staff, satisfied customer for years.

Regular Dental Checkups

Incredibly professional, evidence based and excellent care. Fantastic staff and always a pleasure to deal with.

Teeth Implants