Root Canal Treatment Abroad

With root canal treatment abroad, you get rid of an infected tooth.[1]
Root canal treatment
“Root canal treatment (endodontics) is a dental procedure used to treat infection at the centre of a tooth. ”
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Best of all, you don’t run out of money to save your teeth.

We provide you a cost-effective way to get relief from gnawing pain.

You can scroll down to find out how RCT abroad can save ~ 80%.

Patient Testimonial: Treatment Cost Lower Than in the US

What is the Cost of a Root Canal Treatment Abroad?

The root canal filling cost abroad is nearly one-fifth the price in the US, UK, or Canada.

The typical cost of a root canal in the US[2]Cost Helper
Root Canal Cost
“On a front tooth, root canal treatment can cost $300-$1,500…”
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& Australia[3]Finder
How much does a Root Canal cost in Australia?
“The average cost of a root canal without a crown in Australia ranges from $2,000 to $3,400.”View in Article
may range from $1,500 – $3,000.

On the other hand, root canal cost in India is $100 for front teeth & $250 for molars.

Similarly, Mexico is also one of the cheapest countries for root canals, where dentists perform it at $230.

Also, you can choose Thailand, Colombia, or Vietnam for low-cost RCTs.

Cost of Root Canal Abroad (Average Prices in USD)

Provider Country Cost Home Country Cost
Vietnam $50 – $100 US $300 – $1,500
Cambodia $100 – $150 New Zealand $700 – $1,500
India $100 – $250 Canada $900 – $1,500
Colombia $110 – $190 Australia $2,000 – $3,400
Thailand $170 – $450 UK $1,450 – $1,800
Mexico $230 – $320 Singapore $500 – $1,700
Costa Rica $250 – $325 France $400 – $700
*Every root canal treatment is case-dependent, hence prices may vary.

Did you notice the substantial savings at our provider locations? If yes, then plan your trip with us today.

Please note: If you need multiple RCTs & you don’t have insurance, the cost will just multiply.

Therefore, we recommend you consider affordable root canals abroad to find good bargain options.

Why Choose Root Canal Treatment Abroad?

Over 100 million Americans don’t have dental insurance – so planning a dental holiday becomes an attractive option.

– Tourism Review[4]Tourism Review
Dental Tourism is Flourishing in Costa Rica
“There are over 100 million Americans without dental insurance”
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Why Choose Root Canal Treatment Abroad?
There are six major criteria for why patients travel abroad for a root canal:

  • English-speaking staff 
  • Affordable dentistry with savings > 80%
  • Early appointments without long waiting hours
  • Certified dentists & globally accredited clinics
  • Popular holiday destinations ensure a delightful trip
  • Top-notch services like Endodontic Microscope, Digital X-rays

Are you seeking an affordable clinic primarily for a root canal treatment?

We suggest you choose the most proximal locations across the US-Mexico border.

Why choose US-Mexico border cities for root canal treatment?

You can navigate visa free for 180 days[5]
“ If you enter Mexico by land…tourists entry of up to 180 days without a visa…”
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across the border cities of Mexico like Tijuana, Los Algodones, Juarez and Nogales.

You can easily drive down the border for minor dental work.

A root canal abroad alone might not save you a lot. But you can expect considerable savings on extensive procedures.

It will save your time and money while providing an immediate pain relief.

See the table below to check how much time it takes to reach the US-Mexico border clinics.

US-Mexico Border Cities: Time & Distance (by car)

US Cities Mexico Cities Time Distance
San Diego, CA Los Algodones ~ 3 hrs 142 miles
Tucsan, AZ Nogales ~ 1.5 hrs 61 miles
Cotulla , TX Nuevo Laredo ~ 1 hr 69 miles
San Diego, CA Tijuana ~ 30 min 20 miles
El, Paso, TX Ciudad Juarez ~ 5 min 3.4 miles

Sometimes, clinics at home are fully-booked & they refuse further intakes.

Then, patients choose to visit clinics in the neighboring countries, where they receive special care.

Besides, some clinics offer FREE first consultations with special packages.

Let’s help you select your destination to avail these benefits.

Top 6 Countries for Root Canal Treatment


Root Canal Treatment in Mexico

Are you anxious about the soaring prices of root canals in the US and Canada? Then, Mexico is the right place to visit.

Firstly, you are just a few hours away from Mexico.[6]Travel Math
The flight time…
“The flight time from United States to Mexico is:2 hours, 39 minutes”
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Secondly, your pain is instantly addressed at nearly half of the US cost.

Mexico Beach

Beach in Mexico

Almost 25% of world tourists visit Mexico for dental treatment.[7]ResearchGate
Dental Tourism in India…
“Mexico is considered as hot spot for dental tourism where 25% of world tourists seek dental treatment.”
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So, there is no doubt why Mexico is known as the hot spot for dental tourism.

Americans can easily cross the border to major Mexican cities in two hours.[8]Article Teeth
Is it Safe to Get a Root Canal in Mexico?
“You can travel to your closest Mexican city in just two hours from most major US cities. ”
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You can reach our reputed partner clinics in

We offer reliable facilities to our clients. For assurance, listen to our clients talking about their dental tourism experience in Mexico.


Root Canal Treatment in Colombia

Colombia is experiencing a massive inflow of tourists from all over the world.

Most visitors are from the US.[9]Colombia Reports
“Disregarding the mass migration…most foreign visitors to Colombia are from the United States. ”
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As of 2021, more than 1 million tourists had entered the Colombian borders.[10]Colombia Reports
“Check the statistics sourced from MIgración Colombia…”
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Visitors to Colombia

Millions of Tourists Visiting Colombia

Bogota Cathedral Colombia

Bogota Cathedral, Colombia

In Colombia, we have partner clinics in

Read more about the best dentists in Colombia.

Costa Rica

Root Canal Treatment in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is the place to be for high-quality dental services at a genuine cost. The dentists are bilingual & explain all treatments explicitly.

Moreover, the cost of root canal treatment in Costa Rica is 60-80% cheaper than the US clinics.

​​Also, it takes ~ 4 – 7 hours to reach Costa Rica from the US/Canada.[11]Tourism Review
Dental Tourism is Flourishing in Costa Rica
“You will just need to four to seven hours to travel from Canada or the U.S. ”
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Thus, closer & convenient for the tourists.

Costa Rica

Rich Coastline in Costa Rica

With low crime rates, Costa Rica is also one of the safest countries in Central America.[12]Tourism Review
Dental Tourism is Flourishing in Costa Rica
“Costa Rica is one of the safest countries in Central America with the lowest crime rates… ”
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You can visit our network clinics in Costa Rica at:

  • Jaco
  • San Jose
  • Playa del Coco


Root Canal Treatment in India

India has a lot to explore, from the snow-covered Himalayas to the grandiose Taj Mahal.

Besides, India is home to a few of the best and most highly qualified dentists worldwide. NABH accredits dental clinics here.[13]NABH
Dental Healthcare Service Providers Accreditation Programme
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Taj Mahal in India

Taj Mahal in India

Despite using state-of-art equipment, root canal cost in India is about one-fourth of that in the US.

It is because the Indian dental market is vast, with over 300 dental practices & 5000 dental labs.[14]ResearchGate
Dental Tourism in India…
“Dental market is vast with over 5000 dental labs and above 300 dental hospitals. ”
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But we have handpicked the best practices for you. Read more about root canal treatment in India here.


Root Canal Treatment in Thailand

Thailand has trained dentists and modern health care infrastructures. Thus, they attain a competitive advantage over other countries.

People from the US, Europe, and Australia travel abroad to seek affordable & speedy treatment. Also, they relish diverse Thai food during the sightseeing.


Mesmerizing View in Thailand

Dentistry in Thailand offers outstanding services in the health tourism industry.

–  Thailand’s Dental Council[15]ResearchGate
The level and determinants of international patient satisfaction with dental tourism in Bangkok, Thailand
“Thailand’s Dental Council stated that dentistry in Thailand provides outstanding services… ”
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Thailand’s dental care is ranked as the third-most utilized service by international patients, forming 11% of health tourism.[16]ResearchGate
The level and determinants of international patient satisfaction with dental tourism in Bangkok, Thailand
“Dental care is ranked as the third most utilized service by international patients, accounting for 11%… ”
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Don’t believe us? Check the patient’s feedback yourself.


Root Canal Treatment in Vietnam

Vietnamese cities such as Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City have had huge strides in dental tourism.

Out of 109.5 thousand graduate doctors, 500 are dentists in Vietnam.[17]PR Newswire
The Vietnam Dental Services Market is expected to…
“Number of college graduates for doctors are 109.5 thousand out of which 500 are dentists in Vietnam, 2021. ”
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, each patient is treated with extreme precision.


Water Park in Vietnam

Vietnam provides lucrative offers for dental tourists. So, it is likely to change the future dynamics of the dental market.

Top Clinics for Root Canals Abroad

The table below enlists the clinics offering world-class root canal treatment.

Clinic View Clinic Highlights
Dental Solutions in Los Algodones, Mexico Dental Solutions, Los Algodones, Mexico

  • ADA associated
  • CAD/CAM Technology
  • Standards match US dental centers
  • ~18 min away from the Yuma border
  • FREE first consultation
Cancun Dental Specialists Cancun Dental Specialists, Mexico

  • Tier Sterilization Protocol
  • 3D CT Cone Beam Scanner
  • CAD/CAM technology
  • ADA associated
Carlos Acevedo Odontología, Barranquilla, Colombia Carlos Acevedo Odontología, Barranquilla, Colombia

  • 3D Cerec
  • Meet biosafety standards
  • CAD/CAM technology
LS Dental Clinic, Playa del Coco, Costa Rica LS Dental Clinic, Playa del Coco, Costa Rica

  • Intra-oral scanner
  • Digital Smile Design (DSD)
  • Design software EXO-CAD
  • Polus Advanced Whitening machine
32 PEARLS® Multispeciality Dental Clinic, India 32 PEARLS® Multispeciality Dental Clinic, India

  • Awarded by NABH
  • Laser dentistry
  • English speaking staff
Bangkok Smile Dental Clinic, Thailand Bangkok Smile Dental Clinic, Thailand

  • 3D Cone Beam X-rays
  • Dental lasers
  • CEREC-Chairside Digital Crowns
  • iTero-Dental Imaging Scanners
East Rose Dental, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam East Rose Dental, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

  • 3D CT Scan Cone Beam X-Ray
  • Kavo Surgery Machine
  • FREE pick-up from the airport

Top Dentists for Root Canals Abroad

Let’s now meet root canal specialists overseas with impressive skills and certifications.

Endodontists Details of Root Canal Experts
Dr. Xochiquetzalli Bojorquez Dr. Xochiquetzalli Bojorquez

‎‍8+ Years of experience

Autonomous University of Baja California

National Endodontic Congress in Los Cabos

AEDE-Claide Congress in Madrid, Spain

Dr. Guillermo Gomez Dr. Guillermo Gomez

12+ Years of experience

National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)

Certificate from Mexican Dental Association

Dr. Adolfo Marriaga Gutierrez Dr. Adolfo Marriaga Gutierrez

‍18+ Years of experience

Member of the Colombian Dental Association

Expert in performing RCTs & veneers

Dr. Edgar Pabon Dr. Edgar Pabon‍

10+ Years of experience

Latin University of Costa Rica

Intensive training in Apical Microsurgery & Intentional Replantation, Mexico 2019

Dr. Ishita Shah Dr. Ishita Shah

‎‍5+ Years of experience

International certifications in RCT, crown, & bridge

Certifications in composite restoration & smile design

Dr. Benyarat Dr. Benyarat‍

5+ Years of experience

Chiang Mai University

Diploma in Clinical Science-Operative & Clinical Science Endodontics

Dr. Tran Thanh ‎Dr. Tran Thanh

‍23+ Years of experience

Ho Chi Minh University

Former dentist at Central Odonto-Stomatology Hospital

What is a Root Canal?

Root canal treatment is a dental procedure that eliminates bacteria from the infected root canal.

During an RCT, your dentist will remove all the damaged nerve tissue and disinfects and seals the tooth.

So, it saves the natural tooth & prevents reinfection.

Source: American Association of Endodontists[18]American Association of Endodontists
What is a Root Canal?
“Root canal treatment is designed to eliminate bacteria from the infected root canal, prevent reinfection of the tooth… ”
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Why Do You Need a Tooth Root Canal Treatment Abroad?

Wondering how you would know if you need a root canal?

Patient Complaining of Toothache

In Pain? Get Root Canal Treatment Abroad!

Read these points below and see if you answer them with a “yes.”

  • Excruciating pain
  • Swelling of gums
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Pain on biting or chewing
  • Recurrent or persistent pimple on your gums
  • Extended sensitivity to hot or cold, even if the stimulus is removed

If you are suffering from all these symptoms, it may indicate a root canal treatment.

Source: American Association of Endodontists[19]American Association of Endodontists
Root Canal Explained
“There are a few symptoms that mean you might need a root canal—Severe pain… ”
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Root Canal Procedure

To complete a root canal treatment, you need 1-2 visits. It is a five-step procedure, as shown below:

1️⃣ Firstly, the endodontist will take your tooth’s X-ray to check the shape and number of canals.

2️⃣ Then, you will receive local anesthesia to numb the surrounding area of the tooth.

3️⃣ Isolation: A rubber sheet is placed around the tooth to isolate & keep it free of saliva.

Root Canal Treatment

Stepwise Procedure of Root Canal Treatment

4️⃣ Access opening: The dentist makes an opening into the tooth to enter root canals.

He/she removes the infected pulp and nerve tissue using fine instruments.

5️⃣ After a thorough cleaning with irrigants, filling for sealing of the root canals is done (using sealer paste and a rubber compound called gutta-percha).

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Lastly, a temporary material restores the tooth, later replaced with a permanent one.

If a large portion of tooth structure is lost, a dentist may recommend a post and core.

You can return to a dentist for a crown to enhance tooth strength & protect it from further damage.

Source: American Association of Endodontists[20]American Association of Endodontists
Root Canal Explained
“Endodontic treatment can often be performed in one or two visits… ”
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Benefits of Root Canal Treatment Abroad

Saving a natural tooth with a cheap root canal has ample practical benefits.[21]American Association of Endodontists
Benefits of Root Canal Treatment
“Endodontic treatment helps you maintain your natural smile, continue eating the foods you love… ”
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  • Restores tooth function
  • Eliminates pain & infection
  • Maintain your natural smile
  • Lets you eat your favorites
  • Limits the eventual need for pricey dental work
Benefits of Root Canal Treatment
Benefits of Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal Treatment Vs. Extraction

When you experience a wincing toothache, the first thought that strikes is getting rid of the tooth.

Nevertheless, extraction can be the last but never the first choice of treatment.

Sometimes, a root canal can do wonders. It alleviates your pain & removes infection while saving your tooth.

Most patients say that root canal treatment is more painless than a tooth extraction.[22]American Association of Endodontists
Benefits of Root Canal Treatment
“Thanks to modern techniques and effective anesthesia, patients who experience root canals are six times more likely to describe it as painless… ”
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Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal Treatment

Tooth Extraction

Tooth Extraction

Also, with root canals, your recovery phase is more comfortable than with tooth removal.

Tooth extraction follows lengthy appointments for a denture, bridge, or implants adding up to your expenses;

Root canal-treated tooth is generally taken care of by a crown. Thus, giving you a natural smile.

Precautions After Root Canal Abroad

You may feel mild discomfort after the procedure. But if you follow these guidelines, you can minimize unwanted after-effects.

Care for Post-RCT Discomfort

  • Take over-the-counter painkillers (Paracetamol, Ibuprofen) for aching teeth
  • Rinse your mouth with tepid salt water to reduce the discomfort thrice a day
  • Use ice bags for 15 minutes every hour for recurrent pain

OTC Medicines

Patient Taking Medicines

Precautions After Root Canal Treatment

  • Rinse your mouth after each meal.
  • Visit your dentist at scheduled intervals.
  • Eat soft foods for 1 – 2 days after your first root canal visit.
  • Avoid chewing with the root canal-treated tooth until completion.
  • Use a soft bristle toothbrush and floss normally after the root canal.
Source: American Association of Endodontists[23]American Association of Endodontists
Post Treatment Care
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Reviews: Root Canal Treatment Abroad

Watch this video to ensure how promising dental treatments are abroad.

Patient Testimonial: Painless Treatment in Mexico

FAQs: Root Canal Treatment Abroad

How quickly can a root canal be done?

A simple root canal treatment can be completed in two appointments.[24]American Association of Endodontists
Root Canal Explained
“Most root canals can be done in one to two appointments. ”
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However, the time between them might vary based on healing.

Depending on the tooth’s condition, a root canal can also be completed in a day (single visit RCT).[25]
Endodontics: single versus multiple visit
“One visit therapy is optimal for more important reasons”
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How much is a root canal in Mexico?

The root canal cost in Mexico may range from $230 – $320.

Additionally, Mexican root canal specialists don’t charge patients over $500.

On the contrary, the US cost may rise upto $1500.

Can you fly if you need a root canal?

Traveling after a root canal is not a problem.[26]
What To Do About Dental Problems When Traveling
“All root canal treatment should be completed before travel to avoid potential infections”
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However, if it is done in a different country, you can wait for at least 4 – 5 days for a follow-up.

You can fly in between your appointments but ensure that you do not extend the time-lapse between sittings.

How long can I go without a root canal?

Acute dental pain needs urgent treatment.

Sometimes, patients do without RCT for a few days as the pain goes away on taking painkillers.

But, it does not omit the need to visit a dentist.

As no infection heals on its own, rather it tends to grow.

So, get the infected tissues removed by experts.

Do root canals last for life?

According to recent studies, a tooth after a root canal can survive for around 11 years.[27]
IUSD Researcher publishes first U.S. study…
“Teeth survive about 11 years after a root canal…”
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Factors like post-op care, crowns, follow-up visits, brushing, etc., can affect tooth survival.

To conclude, root canal-treated teeth with an appropriate filling and crown can last for ~ 20 years.[28]
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“Teeth survive about…filling and crown last about 20 years.
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How much are root canals without insurance?

Root canal treatment cost varies in different parts of the country.

For instance, a root canal cost in the US without insurance is between $600 & $1,500.

On the contrary, if you visit Mexico, the average cost of RCT is $275 only.

To save ~ 80%, check the prices of root canal treatment abroad.

Let’s Conclude!

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