Dr. Philippe Sleiman


Prof. Sleiman received his DDS in 1990, his DUA in 1995, and his PhD in 2006 at the Lebanese University School of Dentistry. He also received his CESE in Endodontics at St-Joseph University in 1999. He lectures internationally and has served as head of the Endodontic Department at the Lebanese University Dental School until 2003, where he is currently Assistant Professor. One of his many honors and awards is the Qana scientific award of the Lebanese Dental Association. Dr. Sleiman is also holds fellowships in the ICD and the AAE. He maintains practices in Beirut, Lebanon and Dubai, UAE.


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What Is Root Canal Treatment?

An endodontist performs root canal treatment by removing an infected tooth’s soft centre or the pulp, composed of connective tissue, blood vessels, and nerves. The procedure is done under local anaesthesia.

Finally, the specialist will utilize a temporary substance to fill the tiny cavity on the top of the tooth. This sealant helps to protect the newly-treated tooth canal.

In recent years, advancements in dental technology have made root canal treatments more efficient and less invasive, providing patients with a smoother experience and faster recovery times.

Why Do You Need A Root Canal Treatment?

If the tooth’s pulp becomes inflamed or infected because of either deep decay, repeated dental procedures, faulty crowns, or a crack or chip in the tooth, an endodontic treatment must be performed.

Additionally, neglecting root canal treatment can contribute to systemic health issues as untreated dental infections may spread to other body parts. We have the best Root Canal specialists in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Benefits Of Root Canal Treatment

Through the advancements in dental technology, root canal treatment has increasingly become simple and uncomplicated. Root canal treatments help alleviate the pain and discomfort caused by tooth decay and prevent the spread of infection to neighbouring teeth.

    • Saves Natural Teeth:
      By removing the infected pulp and preserving the tooth’s structure, root canal treatment helps save natural teeth from extraction, maintaining oral function and aesthetics.
    • Relieves Pain and Discomfort:
      Root canal therapy alleviates the pain and discomfort associated with dental infections, allowing patients to chew and speak without discomfort.
    • Prevents Infection Spread:
      By eliminating the source of infection within the tooth, root canal treatment prevents the spread of infection to neighbouring teeth and surrounding tissues.
    • Preserve Jawbone Health:
      By preserving the integrity of the tooth and its supporting structures, root canal treatment helps prevent bone loss in the jaw, maintaining facial structure and oral health.
    • Improves Overall Health:
      Addressing dental infections promptly through root canal treatment contributes to overall health and well-being by reducing the risk of systemic complications associated with untreated dental issues.

Furthermore, modern root canal techniques, such as single-visit procedures, offer added convenience and efficiency for patients, minimizing the number of dental appointments and reducing treatment time. So for treatment like root canal in Dubai or Abu Dhabi, visit our clinic. We at American Dental Clinic offer treatments like teeth whitening and root canal in Abu Dhabi and Dubai

I have been to different dental clinics in Dubai — and I can confidently say that American Dental Clinic is far better than any of them. I had one tooth that was in pretty bad shape so much so that I had to undergo root canal. While such a process would usually take several hours or a number of visits in other clinics, with ADC's Dr Philippe Sleiman, it was done in LESS THAN 30 minutes! Amazing. My tooth was as good as new. Read More

- Kirstin Bernabe, Root Canal Treatment Patient

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a root canal, and why might I need one?

A root canal is a dental procedure designed to address infections or inflammation in the innermost part of a tooth, known as the pulp. This procedure is typically recommended when the pulp becomes infected or damaged due to deep decay, repeated dental procedures, faulty crowns, or traumatic injuries to the tooth. Root canal treatment is necessary to alleviate pain, prevent further infection, and save the natural tooth from extraction.

What happens during a root canal procedure?

During a root canal procedure, a specialized dentist, an endodontist, or a general dentist with advanced training removes the infected or damaged pulp from the tooth. The tooth is then cleaned, disinfected, and filled with a biocompatible material to seal and prevent reinfection. A dental crown may be placed over the treated tooth to restore strength and function.

Is a root canal a painful procedure?

With modern advancements in dental techniques and anaesthesia, root canal procedures are typically not painful. Patients may experience discomfort or mild soreness after the procedure, which can be managed with over-the-counter pain medications. Local anaesthesia ensures that patients are comfortable and relaxed during the treatment.

How long does a typical root canal procedure take?

The duration of a root canal procedure can vary depending on the case’s complexity and the number of canals in the tooth being treated. A root canal treatment can take 60 to 90 minutes per tooth. For more information about the procedure, consult a Dubai or Abu Dhabi root canal specialist.

How long is the recovery period after a root canal?

The recovery period after a root canal is relatively short. Patients may experience mild discomfort or sensitivity for a few days following the procedure, which can be managed with over-the-counter pain medications. It is advisable to avoid chewing on the treated tooth until permanent restoration, such as a dental crown, is placed. For more information about root canal in Dubai, contact us today!

Are there any potential complications or risks associated with root canals?

While root canal procedures are generally safe and effective, some potential complications or risks are associated with the treatment. These may include incomplete removal of infected tissue, damage to surrounding structures, or the possibility of reinfection. However, these risks are minimal when the procedure is performed by a skilled and experienced dentist.

Is there any special care needed for a tooth after a root canal?

After a root canal procedure, it is important to maintain good oral hygiene habits. Patients should continue to brush and floss regularly and attend regular dental check-ups. It is also essential to avoid chewing on hard or sticky foods until permanent restoration is in place to prevent damage to the treated tooth. For more in-depth consultation, visit a root canal specialist in Dubai.

Can a general dentist perform a root canal, or should I see a specialist?

Both general dentists and endodontists are qualified to perform root canal procedures. General dentists may undergo additional training to perform root canals, while endodontists specialize in treating dental pulp and performing root canal procedures. The choice between a general dentist and a specialist depends on the complexity of the case and the dentist’s expertise.

How painful is a root canal?

Root canal procedures are not typically painful due to local anaesthesia. Patients may experience mild discomfort during recovery, which can be managed with over-the-counter pain medications. Our clinic offers root canal in Dubai and Abu Dhabi with modern technologies ensuring you don’t feel discomfort or pain.

Is a root canal done in one day?

Root canal treatment can often be completed in a single visit. However, complex cases or multiple root canals may require multiple visits to ensure thorough treatment and optimal outcomes. Your root canal specialist in Dubai will evaluate your case and provide a treatment plan tailored to your needs. Our specialists use modern technologies for single-visit treatments like root canal in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.