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Root Canal in Phuket Province

The Ultimate Guide to Root Canal in Phuket Province

Last fact-checked: 20 May 2019

Save on the cost of a root canal in Phuket Province; keep the function of your tooth and enjoy a holiday or restful recuperation—you’ll make enough savings on the cost of the dental treatment at home to easily pay for your trip.

Known for its amazing scenery, beautiful beaches and gorgeous sunsets, Phuket is the largest island in Thailand. Its famous limestone cliffs, azure waters and white beaches have provided many a movie backdrop, and it is still a popular destination for travellers from all over the world.

With the decay of public health services having an effect in Australia, New Zealand, the UK and other parts of the world, dental tourism is proving to be an alternative and has been growing steadily here. It is not difficult to find an expert dentist to undertake the work you require, whether this is a simple filling, or more specialist root canal work, which is where Dental Departures can help you find a reliable dentist at the lowest guaranteed prices.

Why Have Root Canals in Phuket?

Phuket is served by direct flights to its own international airport, making it an easy place to get to. Accommodation is abundant across all budgets throughout the island—from beautiful, luxurious spa resorts to quiet and secluded beach huts. There is nightlife aplenty, but also nearby peace and tranquility. Whatever you want, Phuket is sure to provide it.

Root canal treatment in Phuket is substantially cheaper here than in Australia or New Zealand, as is the cost-of-living generally. Shopping, dining, transport and accommodation prices are all inexpensive compared to home. However, cheaper dental prices do not compromise on standards, and at the best clinics, you can expect the care you receive here to conform to the exacting standards of care you would receive at home.

Can I Rely on the Quality of a Root Canal in Phuket?

Absolutely. Dentists in Thailand have excellent training and are highly skilled in all areas of dentistry. Facilities that cater to international patients are of exceptionally high-quality and provide services on a par to what you’d expect at home.

Some facilities are better than others, and it is always a good decision to do some research. This is where Dental Departures steps in because we’ve already carried out our own pre-screening. Dentist qualifications and professional memberships are confirmed, and we publish real patient reviews on our website alongside clinic photos, prices, location maps and more—which makes it easy for you to make an informed choice with all the information you need at your fingertips. Clinics in Phuket to consider for a root canal include:

DDS Dental Clinic
Dental Signature (Phuket)
Sea Smile International Dental Clinic (Phuket)

How Long Does Root Canal Treatment Take in Phuket?

A root canal procedure is needed to solve problems such as infections in the root of the tooth (or dental pulp). Before modern root canal treatment, infections in the dental pulp usually led to the extraction of the tooth. Nowadays, a dentist is able to find and treat problems in the dental pulp without removing the tooth.

Root canal treatment takes one or two visits, dependent upon a number of factors, such as how extensive the damage is, or whether there is an abscess. These days, with the help of CAD/CAM and 3D milling, root canals can be performed by some clinics in a day.

After your treatment is complete, your root canal won't feel any more uncomfortable than having a dental filling.

On the first visit, x-rays are taken to confirm the extent of any disease and the damaged pulp is removed from the tooth under a local anesthetic. The tooth is thoroughly cleaned and filled with a flexible plastic material. A temporary filling is put on top of that to prevent debris from entering the tooth and causing infection.

On the second visit, your dentist will then fit a permanent filling or a crown, providing there is no sign of infection. There is no reason why, with regular check-ups and good oral hygiene, your root canal treatment cannot last a lifetime.

How Much Can I Save in Phuket Compared to Australia or New Zealand?

The cost of root canals in Australia is dependent upon whether the treatment is for a front tooth or a molar, and also if you need to have a crown to strengthen the tooth, which will obviously bump up the price considerably. The table below shows the prices if you need a root canal and crown:

Root Canal Cost (inc post core and standard crown)


NZ $

UK £


US $

Root Canal Price–at home






Root Canal PricePhuket






Phuket's gest dental clinics are equipped with the facilities and experts to ensure your dental treatment is second-to-none. Phuket is an idyllic location, perfect for recharging your batteries or to recuperate in after undergoing dental treatment.

How Do I Get Started?

You can book an appointment for your root canal in Phuket online, via e-mail, call our free phone number or use our online chatwhichever you prefer. You can also speak with Dental Departures’ Customer Care Team, who are always happy to assist you.

(Image by Mark Fischer)


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