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
Tourists from Australia, New Zealand, US, Canada and the UK have also been flocking here in their thousands to under go dental treatment, which is significantly less expensive than at home. Dental tourism has been growing steadily here, and 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. This is where Dental Departures can help.
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 peace and tranquility. Whatever you want, Phuket is sure to provide it.
Root canal treatment in Phuket is substantially cheaper here than it is in Australia or New Zealand, as is the cost of living generally. Shopping, eating-out, transport and accommodation prices are all inexpensive compared to home. Cheaper prices do not compromise on standards, and you can expect the dental care you receive here to conform to the exacting standards of care you would receive at home.
Root canal treatment 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 usually takes between one and three visits, dependent upon a number of factors, such as how extensive the damage is, or whether there is an abscess. The root canal may be painful, but the treatment isn't. After its all over it 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 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.
The cost of root canals in Australia is dependent upon whether the treatment is for a front tooth or a molar. A front tooth costs from around $750 AUD, whereas a molar starts from around $1,500 AUD. If a crown is needed, this will be an additional charge, practically doubling the cost of your root canal treatment.
In Phuket, root canal treatment costs from around $200 AUD to $500 AUD for a molar and an additional $250 for a crown.
Phuket's 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.
Book an appointment for your root canal in Phuket with us online, via e-mail, call our free phone number or use our online chat - whichever you prefer. Our experts are ready to assist you, so get in touch and get your problem root canal dealt with.
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