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Root Canal in Penang

The Ultimate Guide to Root Canal in Penang

Find out about Root canal treatment in Penang with Dental Departures. The treatment helps you preserve your precious pearly whites, but it comes at a cost. If you want superior dental care at an affordable price, try one of our clinics in Penang, Malaysia, and combine your treatment with a vacation.

Penang is known for its beautiful beaches, historical sites, savory Malay food, and shopping destination. The beaches in Batu Ferringhi, Tanjung Bungah and Teluk Bahang are great for patients who need a relaxing environment while undergoing an important treatment like root canal. It is home to UNESCO World Heritage Site. Penang is also known as the food capital of Malaysia. Try local food and international dishes. It also has a wide array of modern shopping malls offering different merchandise. Have fun and at the same time as getting your dental care.

What is a Root Canal Treatment?

Root Canal Treatment (RCT) helps repair and save your decayed or infected. The procedure is carried out when the nerve becomes infected and the pulp is badly damaged.

Although some says that RTC is quite painful, the dentists in Malaysia will help you ease the pain. Signs that may indicate you have an infected tooth include:

Mild to severe tooth pain
Gum swelling
Swelling that may extend in the face, neck and head.
Tooth discoloration
Sensitivity to hot and cold food and drinks

What is the process involved in the treatment?

The treatment begins by taking an X-ray to check the size of the root canal and to find out if there are signs of infection. Then, your dentist will use a local anesthesia to numb the affected area. Anesthesia is used to make patients feel at ease during the procedure. After this, a rubber dam will be placed in your mouth to keep the affected tooth dry. The tooth will then be drilled to remove the bacteria, decayed nerve tissue, and debris, after which it will be cleaned and sealed. Depending on your condition, the tooth can be sealed on the same day or after a couple of days. Your dentist will restore your tooth with dental filling, or sometimes a crown if the tooth needs strengthening.

How much is the cost of root canal therapy in Penang compared to Australia?

The cost of root canal therapy depends on the severity of the problem and type of restoration needed. Approximately, a root canal in Penang costs  around AUD $258 (USD $188; UK £130; € 155) compared to in Australia $1,691 (USD $1,285; UK £972; €1,162)

What can you say about the clinics in Malaysia?

Clinics in Malaysia use modern equipment, advanced techniques and conform to international safety and hygiene standards. Dentists are skilled and have good training, but we always recommend you choose a reliable dentist. Booking through Dental Departures gives you that assurance as we have already pre-checked our clinics and only list those we are happy with, whose credentials stack up. Look at our listings for detailed information about dentist qualifications, patient reviews and more.

How do I book an appointment?

Dental Departures will help you book an appointment for a root canal in Penang. Surf our website and check out the clinic photos. Browse the dentist profiles, read patient reviews, compare prices, and get big discounts. If you have any questions, please contact our customer service by phone, email, or online chat - we’re always happy to assist you.


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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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