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Root Canal in Cozumel

The Ultimate Guide to Root Canal in Cozumel

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You may need to have root canal treatment on a tooth which has become infected or damaged. The lesser of two evils, it may be the only means of saving your tooth but it can be expensive in North America. Traveling to Cozumel for your root canal treatment will save you hundreds, if not thousands, and give you the opportunity to enjoy some downtime in this island paradise.

Root canals may sometimes take up to a couple of weeks to complete so it is worth considering taking your annual vacation to Cozumel and attending to your root canal treatment while you are here.

The waters surrounding Cozumel are renowned for their marine life and divers and snorkellers alike will enjoy spotting the flora and fauna amongst the colorful corals. For beach bunnies, miles of white sandy beaches dip gently into turquoise water and there are plenty of bars and restaurants for refreshments when the sun gets too hot. For patients having root canal treatment in Cozumel the options for activities or taking it easy between appointments are there for the taking.

Why have Root Canals in Cozumel?

Who wouldn’t relish the opportunity of going on a holiday to take the sting out of their dental treatment – especially somewhere as idyllic as Cozumel?

Cozumel has a good track record of providing a warm welcome to visitors. Tourism is the island’s life blood and so good service is part of the culture. Dental patients can be reassured that the care of overseas patients is high on our dentists’ priorities as competition to provide the best services is paramount. Obviously, a clinic with a good reputation attracts more patients, and a clinic with a good reputation will go to great lengths to ensure their reputation remains intact. It is a win-win situation for patients.

Dental Departures has researched our dentists and clinics and patients can be certain of visiting a reputable, quality-checked dentist when booked through our site. Root canal treatments can be costly in the US but visiting a dentist in Cozumel will not only save you a considerable amount of money but also gives you a guarantee on the work and any lab work, such as a crown, that you might have.

How long do Root Canal Treatments take in Cozumel?

A root canal procedure usually requires one or two appointments, but if you have an infection this will have to be cleared up before your dentist can commence any root canal work. For overseas patients with an infection we recommend you commence antibiotics before you travel, so you will need to arrange this with your dentist at home. You will need to have started the antibiotics 10 days before your root canal procedure commences in Cozumel.

Before your dentist in Cozumel starts the procedure they will probably take x-rays in order to get a clearer picture and assess the damage to the root canal. When your dentist is ready to proceed your mouth will be prepared – a rubber dam will be placed over the infected tooth to keep it dry and to prevent bacteria from getting in, and you will be given a local anesthetic injection to numb the area. The dentist will access the soft tissue (pulp) by drilling down through the crown of the tooth. The pulp will be removed and the root canal cleaned and enlarged to make it easier to fill.

This part of the treatment may take some time to complete and may even require a number of visits. Front teeth and canines usually only have a single root with one canal, but the back teeth have two or three roots, each containing one or two root canals. Naturally, the more roots your tooth has the longer it will take to finish the treatment.

When all the root canals have been cleaned and enlarged the tooth will be filled. If it’s a large tooth you will probably have a temporary filling as you may need a crown to restore the tooth to its strength, size and shape.

Following an infection a large root canal could take up to 2 weeks to complete, including post-core and crown.

What is the cost comparison of Root Canals in Cozumel to the US and Canada?

In the United States simple root canals start from $1,280, but are only around $175 in Cozumel. The savings really begin to stack up if you require a post/core build-up and crown which would cost around $2,200 in the US but around $700 in Cozumel.

As there is no alternative to a root canal, apart from loss of the tooth, coming to Cozumel for this necessary treatment could save you not only money and your tooth but possibly a lot more trouble later on if you do lose your tooth.

How do I book my root canals in Cozumel?

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This article is meant for information purposes only and is not intended to be dental advice or instructions for dental diagnosis or treatment. Please consult with your dentist or a qualified dental professional before starting or changing dental treatment.

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