Dentist Questions Root Canal Treatment

How long is a root canal treatment?

I need a root canal treatment, but I'm trying to figure out how long a treatment would be to plan out my day. How long is a root canal treatment?

9 Answers


A root canal can be anywhere from 1.5-2.5 hours. Please allow at least 2.5 hours for your appointment. Thank you for your question.
It depends upon the number of canals. But surgeon should irrigate your canals at least 20 minutes after shaping them. Appointment duration 30 minutes to 90 minutes.
Hello, a root canal treatment can be done same appointment like in an hour, or it might take multiple appointments. It’s all depends on which tooth it is. Some teeth special the molars have three- four canals vs most anterior/ front teeth have only one canal, and how bad is the infection? Because before we fill the canal and put a stronger filling material, we will like to see no infection and bleeding coming out of the canal. We like to see clean canal/ canals, and sometimes that takes time. I hope this will answer your question.
It depends on the form of tooth condition whether infected or not. Standard situation is 3 appointments.
This depends on which tooth needs to be treated, severity of lesion and infection, and ability to achieve profound anesthesia. This can vary from 1-3 hours based off of the aforementioned reasons. I would recommending asking your dental professional for a more accurate estimate based off of your specific needs.
The time required for a root canal treatment can vary with each tooth treated, but usually between one and two hours. It usually takes longer to treat a molar root canal compared to a front tooth.

A root canal procedure is commonly completed in a single visit nowadays, however, certain issues can make it a 2-appointment procedure. Ballpark 1.5 hours for a root canal.

Hope this helps.
Root canal can take anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour and a half!
Typically, a root canal at a specialist's (endodontist) office will take an hour to an hour and a half for a molar tooth. Shorter for other teeth. Time may be similar at a general dentist office depending upon the experience. I would suggest calling the dentist office to get this information.