Root Canal Treatment in Thailand


Root canal treatment is a sequence of treatments for the pulp of a tooth that has been badly decayed or infected, while protecting the decontaminated tooth from future microbial invasion.


About the root canal procedure

Root canal work in ThailandChances are your dentist will give you local anesthesia, however, as the nerve is already dead, it may not be needed. He will start by drilling an access hole into the tooth and remove the pulp, bacteria, decayed nerve tissue and debris. Next, root canal files will be positioned to scrape and scrub the sides of the root canal. Finally, your dentist will use water or sodium hypochlorite to eradicate the debris and fill in the tooth.

The following week, a sealer paste and a rubber compound will be positioned into the tooth’s root canal to fill the inside of the tooth. A filling may also be placed to fill the exterior access hole created at the start of the treatment. Further tooth restoration can be discussed with your dentist.


Benefits of root canal work

Root canal treatment can save a tooth from decay, infection, damaged pulp and pain.


Who is an ideal candidate?

An ideal candidate for root canal treatment would have a tooth which is decayed, infected or with serious damage to the pulp. The tooth would also be causing a lot of pain and discomfort.



After the treatment, you can expect a couple of days or even longer of soreness, depending on the severity of the infection. You will be prescribed antibiotics to reduce the infection and pus before the follow-up treatment the following week.


Planning your surgery

In preparation for root canal treatment, your dentist will take an x-ray to view the shape of the root canals to diagnose any signs of infection in a surrounding bone.

In addition to x-rays, your dentist may conduct preliminary treatment of the tooth by removing all of the infected pulp of the tooth and applying a dressing and temporary filling. Your dentist may also remove just the coronal portion of the dental pulp containing much of the nerve tissue, while leaving the canals’ pulp undisturbed.


Risks, complications and side effects

More than 95 percent of root canal treatments are successful. However, occasionally, new treatment needs to be conducted, either because the diseased canal offshoots were unnoticed or the canal filing instrument was fractured. It is possible that the root canal treatment fails completely, and you will experience pain. There is, of course, also the chance of infection.


After your surgery

After completing the root canal, you should protect the tooth with a crown or with time, the tooth will probably fracture. Many patients believe that once a tooth has had root canal treatment, it cannot become decayed, however, that is certainly untrue. Proper home care after treatment should include sufficient fluoride.

Additionally, it is advised to have regular X-rays taken of the root canal to ensure that the tooth is not suffering from any more complications.


Price range
US$100 – US$375

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