Root Canal Treatments in Spain
Updated on Thursday 08th September 2016
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Root canal treatments in Spain, also known as endodontic treatments, treat the inside of the teeth at competitive costs compared to most of other Western European countries. This type of dental treatment abroad is increasing in popularity, with patients from all over Europe coming in to Spain to enjoy a relaxing holiday and take care of their dental health in the same time.
Anatomy of the tooth
In order to understand the root canal treatment, it is helpful to know a little bit about the anatomy of the tooth. Inside the tooth, beneath the white enamel and a solid layer named dentin, there is a soft tissue known as the pulp. It comprises blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue and forms the surrounding solid tissues of the tooth while it is developing.
The pulp lengthens from the crown to the tip of the roots where it connects with the tissues which surround the tooth root.
Reasons for root canal treatments in Spain
Root canal treatments in Spain are imposed when the pulp grows inflamed or infected. The inflammation or infection can be caused by a number of reasons, like deep decay, repeated dental operations, a crack in the tooth or an injury which could damage the pulp even if there are no visible cracks. If pulp inflammation or infection is not treated, it can lead to pain or abscess.
Symptoms which require root canal treatments
Symptoms which signal the need of root canal treatments in Spain can include pain, long sensitivity to cold or heat, tenderness at touching and chewing, darkening of the tooth, swelling and drainage and tenderness in the lymph nodes as well as the adjoining bone and gum tissues. However in some cases, there could be no symptoms.
Why root canal treatments in Spain?
With its warm, sunny climate, relaxed lifestyle and healthy Mediterranean diet, Spain has registered enormous improvements to the healthcare system in the last 20 years, being a top dental tourism destination because of its quality treatments and low costs.
Patients looking for dental treatment abroad can make significant savings by travelling for root canal treatments in Spain, with prices which can be as low as 30% of private dental costs in the U.K. and other Western European countries.
Spain has a large expat population, which implies that English is largely spoken in most of dental clinics here and there are plenty of low cost flights from all major European airports, making it easy to get here.
The country has a solid reputation in the international medical field with reputed dentists who spent many years in training, operating from multi-lingual private clinics which deliver high levels of medical care with competitive prices, located in popular tourist resorts.
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