Root canal treatment occurs when the pulp of the tooth gets infected. The pulp is inclusive of nerves, blood vessels and tissues at the root of the tooth, the inside. The root canal treatment is performed to removed the infection or inflamed pulp.
The root canal treatment costs starting from $ 187 per tooth in Thailand if performed on incisor tooth. The costs varies with the type of tooth it is being performed on. And more importantly, the cost of a root canal treatment also depends on who is performing the treatment. If it is an endodontist, the cost can be higher than a general dentist performing the treatment.
Thailand isa a well-known destination for affordable medical treatments and quality dentistry. People from all over the world arrive to Bangkok to undergo various dental treatments as it is more affordable than their home country. Patients from Australia, United States, Singapore and the United Kingdom come to Thailand for dental care.
How does a root canal work?
Root canal treatment is an essential part of many dentistry procedures and is vital in treating common problems such as tooth decay, infection, and gum disease. In order to establish whether a root canal is needed, an x-ray will be taken alongside a pulp test to determine the extent of infection and damage. Depending on the stage of infection and the size of the inflammation, the procedure will be conducted in either one or two appointments. If the tooth is being treated for a second time, it is more likely that 2 sessions will be required.
The treatment is described as being particularly intense.
Cleansing the infected pulp as well as the nerves, blood vessels and surrounding tissue is the only way to permanently ease the discomfort, besides a full extraction of the affected tooth. The severe pain is caused by the disintegration of the pulp due to infection, which initiates the body’s natural inflammatory reaction. This combination of infection, inflammation and swelling can be agonizing.
If these symptoms are visible, then a dentist should be consulted as soon as possible: the longer the infection is left to develop, the lower the chances of salvaging the tooth. A root canal is not an emergency procedure, which means you have time to assess your options and find the right dentist and clinic.