Root canal problems occur when the soft pulp inside the tooth becomes infected. The infected tissue may lead to an abscess, which is not only painful, but if not treated can lead to the loss of the tooth.
Root canal treatment removes the infected tissue and root, and with thorough cleaning and a bit of TLC the tooth should be saved.
The procedure will be performed under a local anesthetic so it isn’t painful, and the after-effects shouldn’t be any more discomforting than a normal filling.
To gain access to the nerve in the tooth root, your dentist will make a small opening in the top of the tooth. The infected tissue will be removed through the hole, and the resulting cavity cleared of debris and cleansed thoroughly. To make sure there are no further signs of infection a temporary filling will be put in place, which is removed and replaced with a permanent filling or crown a few days later if there are no signs of infection.
It may take up to two weeks if you have had an infection and also need a crown restoration. The number of visits you will need to the dentist during your time in Karon Beach will depend on these factors, as well as how may tooth canals you have, and how complicated the procedure.
Many people who need root canal treatment often end up losing their teeth because they cannot afford the treatment, especially if they also need a crown. Losing teeth can also create other problems, from an emotional as dental health point of view. The cost in Karon Beach is considerably less – and the savings are more than enough to pay for a holiday.
This treatment is a specialist procedure and should be done by an endodontist. Our website makes it easy to find out whether there is an endodontist at the clinic you want to book with. You can check out their qualifications and experience, as well as view clinic photos, virtual tours and real patient reviews. This way, you have a wealth of information at your fingertips, enabling you to make an informed choice on your dentist.
Thailand is the most popular country in terms of medical and dental tourism, and has built up a worldwide reputation for providing excellence. Thai dentists have been treating overseas patients for many years now and they have a good infrastructure for the provision of their services. Clinics are highly equipped with the latest technology and they use the same high-grade materials that you would find in your dentists office at home.
Karon Beach is the perfect getaway, a low-key resort but offering all the facilities you need for a relaxing holiday. Our dentists are situated in the heart of the resort, so you won’t have too far too travel from your dentist’s office to get back to your holiday.
In Australia the average price for a root canal is around AUD $1,250; in Karon Beach its around AUD $99. A root canal with post/core and crown can set you back AUD $2,155 in Australia, or AUD $526 in Karon Beach.
For root canals in Karon Beach book online with Dental Departures. Alternatively, call our toll-free number or send us an e-mail. Talk to us via our online chat if you have any questions at all – we’re always available to talk and offer assistance.
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