Root Canal Treatments in Thailand

Updated on Thursday 08th September 2016

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Root canal treatments in Thailand, also known as endodontic treatments, represent the procedure of eliminating the infected, traumatized or dead center (pulp) of the teeth performed by a qualified dentist. The space inside the solid layers of every tooth is called the root canal system. This system is filled with the pulp which is formed of nerves and blood vessels helping the tooth develop and grow.

If bacteria come into the tooth through deep caries, cracks or damaged fillings, the tooth can become abscessed. An abscessed tooth represents a tooth with an infection in the pulp. When the pulp is infected, it needs to be extracted. An abscessed tooth could cause swelling and/or be painful. Your dentist abroad could observe the infection from a dental x-ray or from other symptoms of the tooth. If untreated, an abscessed tooth could cause severe oral health issues.

What does the root canal treatment in Thailand consist of?

Generally, root canal treatments in Thailand consist of the following stages:

1.    The dentist administers a local anesthetic.
2.    To safeguard the tooth from bacteria from the saliva, the dentist puts a rubber dam around the affected tooth.
3.    The dentist operates a small opening in the tooth to reach the root canal system and the affected pulp.
4.    Utilizing precise dental devices, the dentist extracts the pulp by cleaning and expanding the root canal system.
5.    After the root canal system has been cleaned, the canal is filled and sealed.
6.    The dentist abroad seals then the opening of the tooth with a temporary or a permanent filling.

Why root canal treatments in Thailand?

Every year, almost 1.5 million patients from abroad visit Thailand for healthcare services. “The Land of Smiles” is definitely the place to be in when in need of root canal treatments. Here are a few reasons why:

•    Root canal treatments in Thailand are similar to those provided in any developed country in the world, only with 50% cheaper costs;
•    Located in the center of Southeast Asia, Thailand has around 127 private hospitals and 500 American Board certified doctors;
•    Dentists in Thailand are reputable for their skills and many of them have affiliation with different national and international dental associations such as the Dental Association of Thailand;
•    Dental clinics here have English speaking staff which ensures a good communication;
•    Travelling to and from Thailand is extremely easy, with the Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK) in Bangkok receiving in excess of 40 million footfalls yearly. It has non-stop flights from all major towns in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia;
•    Thailand is an extremely popular dental tourism destination with amazing Buddhist temples, exciting wild-life and iconic islands.

All these being said, why not come to Thailand for your root canal treatments? Contact us for an appointment.