Root Canal

Root Canal treatments abroad

What is root canal treatment?

The history of root canal treatment, or endodontic therapy, stretches back centuries and addresses one of the most common problems in dental practice. Root canal pain and root canal infection occur with the invasion of bacteria in the tooth, usually due to tooth decay, leaking fillings, or impact trauma. Root canal treatment is required when the center of the tooth, or the pulp, has been damaged by infection. Symptoms include pain whilst eating or drinking in the early stages, or gum swelling, oozing pus, and darkening of the tooth in more advanced stages of infection.

Examples of root canal procedures can include full tooth extraction, or simply removing the infected root canal system in an attempt to save the tooth. Pain is minimal, with local anaesthetic applied. Root canal treatment is generally successful - 9 times out of 10, a tooth can remain healthy for up to 10 years. If conventional treatment fails, apicoectomy (root end surgery), may be suggested. An endodontic surgery technique, apicoectomy removes the tip of the tooth, which is then filled with a cavity. More complex root canal procedures are generally carried out by endodontists, who specialize in dental pulp disorders and on teeth such as molars, which have more than one canal. Aftercare is very important with root canal treatment.

Where can I get root canal treatment abroad?

Root canal treatment in Costa Rica Dental clinics in Costa Rica are a popular choice for patients coming from the US to avoid high out-of-pocket costs for dental surgery not covered by insurance. Root canal treatment in Poland Dental clinics in Poland attract patients from all over Europe who are looking to get treatment at affordable prices without compromising on quality. Root canal treatment in Thailand Dental clinics in Thailand are popular among Australian patients who want to avoid huge out-of-pocket costs at home. Patients from around the world appreciate the efficiency and high-quality work of reputable Thai clinics.,

What affects the final cost of Root Canal?

There are many factors that can affect the costs

  • Types of Surgery performed
  • Experience of the surgeon
  • Choice of hospital & Technology
  • Rehabilitation cost after surgery
  • Insurance Coverage can affect a person's out of pocket expenses

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About Root Canal

Root canal treatment is used to save a tooth which is very decayed. It involves the removal of damaged or infected nerves and tissue from the root of the tooth. The roots usually become infected due to a large cavity which eventually infects the pulp in the tooth and then the tissue inside the roots. The dentist cleans out the roots, before applying a filling. As a result, the tooth is dead but it can continue to function. Dead teeth may turn grey, and the dentist may recommend a crown or post and core treatment. Recommended for Teeth that have severe damage to the pulp and nerve tissue, but can be saved Most dentists will recommend root canal treatment rather than removing a tooth, as it is important to preserve natural teeth whenever possible Time requirements Average length of stay abroad 2 - 5 days. Some patients need 2 appointments, for example if the tooth has several roots.

Patients may also stay longer to have a custom post and core or crown fitted. Root canal treathere is an infection in the root. Time requirements Average length of stay abroad 2 - 5 days. Some patients need 2 appointments, for example if the tooth has several roots. Patients may also stay longer to have a custom post and core or crown fitted. Time requirements Average length of stay abroad 2 - 5 days. Some patients need 2 appointments, for example if the tooth has several roots. Patients may also stay longer to have a custom post and core or crown fitted. Root canal treatment is often performed when there is an infection in the root.,

Before Procedure / Treatment

To check for suitability for a root canal procedure, the dentist is likely to X-ray the affected tooth, and perform a pulp test to check the tooth for a healthy response.,

How it Performed?

After establishing that a root canal is necessary, the dentist will numb the area and cover it with a rubber dam to prevent infection and keep the area dry for the duration of the procedure. The dentist will then make a small hole at the top of the infected tooth and the pulp is removed from the chambers and canals of the tooth. The chambers and canals are widened to provide sufficient room for a root canal filling, and then the tooth is filled. For patients requiring two appointments, in the first sitting, the tooth is hollowed and a temporary filling is fitted, at the second appointment, the permanent filling is fitted.

Root canal fillings use a range of materials, and the specific materials used vary from clinic to clinic. The most typically used materials include tooth sealant, zinc oxide-eugenol, resins, calcium hydroxide and glass ionomers. Most commonly used materials for the obdurate include solids, semi-solids and pastes, depending on the type of cavity. Anesthesia Local anesthetic. Procedure duration The Root Canal takes 2 to 4 hours. It can take some time to clean out the roots of a tooth and if the root has many, eg. 3 to 4 roots, it might require 2 sessions of several hours. The tissue in the root is cleaned out and replaced with a filling.,


Patients should avoid eating solid food on the tooth.

Possible discomfort Tenderness in the tooth and jaw is normal for a few days after root canal treatment, and the treated tooth is likely to feel different from the other teeth for a longer time after treatment, but this will eventually subside.,

Top 10 Hospitals for Root Canal

Following are the best 10 hospitals for Root Canal in the world:

# Hospital Country City Price
1 BLK-MAX Super Specialty Hospital India New Delhi ---    
2 Bangkok Hospital Thailand Bangkok ---    
3 Medipol Mega University Hospital Turkey Istanbul ---    
4 The Medical City Philippines Manila ---    
5 Nanavati Hospital India Mumbai ---    
6 NMC Healthcare - BR Medical Suites United Arab Emirates Dubai ---    
7 Billroth Hospital India Chennai ---    
8 Apollo Hospital Chennai India Chennai ---    
9 Cheil General Hospital & Women Healthcar... South Korea Seoul ---    
10 Jordan University Hospital Jordan Amman ---    

Best doctors for Root Canal

Following are the best doctors for Root Canal in the world:

1 Dr. Anil Kohli Endodontist Primus Super Specialty Ho...
2 Dr. Raghavendra Sudheendra Maxillofacial Surgeon Fortis Hospital Bangalore
3 Prof. Haim Doron Dentist Shamir Medical Center

Frequently Asked Questions

Usually, a local anaesthetic is used during root canal treatment and it feels no different than a filling. There may be some soreness after but it will go away after a day or so.

There are some common myths linking multiple endodontic treatments such as root canals with diseases occurring elsewhere in the body, including cancer. There is no scientific evidence supporting these claims. Many of them are based on a single research study that was performed in the 1920's and has been debunked by modern science.

There are a few risks associated with root canal treatment. The treatment may fail if an infection is not completely treated, if a new infection forms after the treatment, or if the tooth is not strong enough after treatment. In some cases, the tooth can be retreated, but sometimes the tooth is lost if the initial treatment fails. Following your dentist's instructions and choosing an experienced, accredited dentist is the best way to reduce your risk of losing the tooth completely.

A root canal involves the removal of the nerve inside the tooth, and so the tooth is considered "dead." However, root canal treatment intends to save the tooth from being lost and oftentimes, the tooth lasts for a long time afterward.

A root canal is not necessary for a crown; however a crown may be necessary after a root canal if the tooth is too weak to survive on its own. This can happen if the infection is too extensive and too much pulp needs to be removed

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The information on this page was reviewed and approved by Mozocare team. This page was updated on 01 Apr, 2022.

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