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Root Canal in Thailand

The Ultimate Guide to Root Canal in Thailand

Book for your root canal in Thailand with Dental Departures. Root canal treatment can take up to 2 weeks’ to complete so why not consider having it done in Thailand, save yourself a lot of money and enjoy a holiday at the same time? 

A common but specialist procedure, root canal treatment may be required to save a tooth from extraction. Unfortunately, it is so expensive in Australia and New Zealand as to render it unaffordable for many, resulting in the loss of the tooth. This then brings other problems about missing teeth, for example, replacing them with implants, crowns, bridges or dentures - which are also expensive options.

Finding a dentist in Thailand who specializes in root canals is relatively straightforward with Dental Departures. We have dentists located in major holiday locations, and so you will never be too far away from a great dentist. 

Why have Root Canals in Thailand? 

Ensuring you have your root canal done by a specialist dentist, or endodontist, is important, as choosing a dentist who is not experienced in this procedure could potentially cause more problems.

With Dental Departures you can search our website to see dentists who offer this procedure. We have already background checked qualifications and experience, and you can also look at photos of our clinics and read other patients’ reviews.

Dentists in Thailand have undergone extensive training, just like dentists at home, with many also being members of other dental governing bodies overseas, as well as with the Thai authorities.

Many Thai clinics are equipped with diagnostic and dental equipment that is state-of-the-art, and you can be assured that they adhere to strict sterilization techniques. 

How long do Root Canals take in Thailand?

Root canal may be completed in a couple of appointments, usually 5 days apart. On your first appointment the actual procedure is carried out, and it may take some hours depending on how many roots the tooth has. Your dentist may have to perform the procedure on up to 6 root canals in one tooth. Each soft pulp in the center of the tooth and each canal will have to be cleared of debris and infected material before being carefully cleaned.

Once this has been done it will then be paced with a temporary filling. This is to make sure there is no infection present and it will be a few days later before you can have the permanent filling put in, providing there are no problems.

If you require a crown you will have to stay for an additional few days in order to have the crown made and fitted.

Also, if you have had an infection you will need to have been on a course of antibiotics for 10 days before your dentist will start root canal treatment. You can get these from your dentist at home and start them before you arrive for your dental appointment in Thailand.

What is the cost comparison of Root Canals in Australia and New Zealand to Thailand?

The cost varies depending on the size of the tooth, number of root canals, filling material used or whether a permanent restoration (crown) is fitted, but the average price in Australia is around AUD $1,250. In Thailand they start from AUD $99.

For a root canal with post/core and crown the price can jump to AUD $2,155 in Australia or AUD $526 in Thailand.

For patient's intent on saving their tooth from extraction, Thailand dentists may be the solution to the problem of affordability for root canal treatment.

Can I book an appointment online?

Yes – with Dental Departures you can book your root canal in Thailand online. You can also use our free phone number, online chat or email to book an appointment or chat with us. Compare our prices, read our reviews and check-out our clinic photos and maps. We also provide exclusive discounts and guarantee the best prices. Discover how easy the process is and book your appointment with us.

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How do I book?

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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