Root Canal in Bangkok

The Ultimate Guide to Root Canal in Bangkok

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Root canal treatment can take up to 2 weeks’ to complete so why not consider having it done in Thailand, save your tooth - as well as a lot of money - and enjoy a holiday at the same time? 

Why have Root Canals in Bangkok?

Bangkok is Thailand's capital city and home to nearly 12 million people. It is significant politically, culturally and economically not just in Thailand, but also throughout South-East Asia.

A compelling city, Bangkok is a diverse mixture of contrasts, offering something for everyone. Up-market malls and swanky restaurants compete with market hagglers and street food sellers, all as equally enticing. It is well-established on the backpacker tourist trail, and the Khao San Road is still the place budget travelers head to for cheap accommodation, bars, food and entertainment. Bangkok has more than its fair share of top-class, luxurious hotels, and caters very well to its affluent visitors.

Thousands of visitors from Australia, New Zealand, the US and the UK have been coming here for their dental needs for some years now. Dental clinics here are ultra-modern, clean and equipped with the latest high-tech gadgetry. Dentists are highly trained in all areas of dental care, from general dental needs, such as fillings, to more specialist requirements, such as root canal treatment.

The cost of living is low in Thailand and virtually everything here is cheaper than at home. Dental treatment is no exception.

Dentists here are as highly trained as their counterparts in Australia and New Zealand. In fact, many have done their training in English-speaking countries, including the US and the UK, and so even the language barrier is not a problem.

Daily direct flights into Bangkok Airport, the huge range of accommodation options and the chance to sample the many delights of this cosmopolitan city has made it a popular destination.

How long does root canal treatment take in Bangkok?

Root canal treatment usually takes between one and three visits, although it may vary, depending on how extensive the damage is, or if there is an abscess. The treatment resolves problems that occur in the soft core, or root, of the tooth. Before root canal treatment, damage to the root of the tooth often resulted in the loss of the tooth. With root canal treatment a tooth can be saved and last a lifetime.

On your first visit to the dentist for a root canal, x-rays will assess the extent of the disease or damage in the pulp. The dentist will numb the area around the tooth with a local anesthetic and remove the damaged pulp using a drill. Once the pulp is removed, the root canal and thoroughly cleaned and packed with a flexible plastic material to prevent infection. A temporary filling is put over it, just to ensure there is no infection. After a few days, if there is no infection, a permanent filling or crown can be put in place.

What is the cost comparison of root canals in Bangkok to Australia and New Zealand?

In Australia the cost for a root canal on a front tooth costs around $750 AUD. A molar, however, costs around $1,500 AUD. A build-up and dental crown would not be included in the fee and this ranges from $1,000 - $1,500 AUD. The total cost of root canal treatment in Australia could cost as much as $3,000.

In Bangkok, treatment costs start from $141 without a crown, and around $270 complete with crown.

Bangkok provides high standards of dental treatment and competitive prices. Root canal treatment is particularly inexpensive when compared to home.

How do I book?

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