Root Canal Treatment
Root Canal Treatment is the field of dentistry concerned with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the dental pulp. Years ago, teeth with diseased or injured pulps were extracted. Today, root canal treatment gives dentists a safe and effective means of saving teeth.
The pulp is made up of nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue, which are important in tooth development. There are very small canals within your tooth and they can become infected quite easily. This causes the pulp inside your tooth to become infected as well. Pain and swelling may accompany the infection. Even in the absence of pain, certain by-products of a diseased pulp can injure the bone that anchors your tooth in the jaw. Our endodontists, who are dental specialist in root canal treatment, will remove this infection by performing a root canal procedure. This is one of the safest and most effective methods of saving a damaged tooth.
Treatment usually requires from one to three appointments. The pulp chamber and root canal(s) of the tooth is then cleaned, shaped, filled and sealed to prevent recontamination of the root canal system.
How do I get a Root Canal in Thailand?
Click here to get a quote. Once this is completed, we will discuss your options with our dentists. OPG x-rays are required and if you don’t have a family dentist we can refer you to one. They send your x-rays and notes directly to us and they completely understand the reason our clients go to Thailand.
We organise your flights, your accommodation and your airport transfers. We have done this a million times and want to take as much of the worry out of your trip as we can. You will be met at the airport by a driver and dropped to your hotel. The following day you will have your first appointment with the dentist to discuss your case. In some cases more x-rays and tests may be required. This can be done at the clinic quickly and efficiently as our dental clinics also have their own labs. Any questions or concerns you have can be discussed with our dentists. Our Thai dentists are more than happy to listen and want your dental experience to be a happy one. We generally like to keep our clients in hotels near to the dental clinics.
Before we make your flight and hotel arrangements, you will have received your dental recommendation quoting you a price and a time frame for your dental make over.
FAQs about Root Canal Treatment
Why might I need a root canal treatment?
A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. Without treatment, the tissue surrounding the tooth will become infected and abscesses may form.
Does a root canal affect one or more teeth?
Usually teeth that need root canal treatment have very big cavities or big fillings. A tooth with a big filling is more at risk to be fractured. For this reason, your dentist may recommend the placement of a post and a crown after the root canal procedure.
“I had crowns, implants and whitening all completed in 7 days. I was very happy, I think my teeth just look amazing. What a huge improvement to my looks and confidence. My only regret is that I didn’t do this sooner.”
Mophia traveled with Medi-Cation and received dental treatment in Jan 2015.
*Comparison prices taken from NZ Institute of Plastic Surgery website. Prices from our JCI hospital are based on standard cases. Conversions as of 1st December 2017, rate NZD $1 = 23 THB.