If you are suffering from an infected tooth, then root canal treatment abroad is one cost-effective way of saving your tooth.
The price for a teeth root canal treatment ranges between $100-$400 in countries like India, Thailand, Mexico, Colombia, etc.
As clear from the table, the typical cost of root canal in the USA or Australia can cost you $1500 or more.
On top of it, your insurance may not be covering this procedure at all and if you need multiple RCTs then the cost will just multiply.
Therefore, it is wise that you consider cheaper root canal treatment options abroad in countries like Colombia, Mexico, India, Thailand, etc to find a good bargain.
A root canal (RCT) is a procedure done to save an infected tooth that has penetrated deep down to the nerves. During an RCT, your dentist will remove all the damaged nerve tissue.
Wondering how you would know if you need a root canal? Read these points below and see if you answer them with a “yes”
If you are suffering from all these symptoms, then it may be an indication for a root canal treatment.
For a complete root canal treatment, you will need one or more visits. Read along to know the step-by-step procedure:
If the root canal cannot be finished on the same day, a temporary filling is placed in the exterior hole to keep out any contamination between appointments.
|Cost||Low CostIranian Endodontic Journal|
Choice of Treatment Plan Based on Root Canal Therapy versus Extraction and Implant Placement: A Mini Review
“Considering the cost-benefit ratio, RCT and endodontic retreatment are both significantly more appropriate, compared to implant”
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A root canal and dental filling do not really compete with each other. If the infection in your teeth has not yet touched the nerve, a simple filling will do. But if the decay has penetrated deep inside, a filling is placed only after the root canal procedure, that is after the decayed matter is cleaned out. Hence, here the root canal and dental filling complement each other.
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If you are wondering what dental tourism in Mexico would be like, then read along.
Our partner clinics in Mexico are present in:
Colombia is another destinations for Root Canal Treatment Abroad. It is in close vicinity to the USA and Canada. According to a detailed report from Colombia Reports,Colombia Reports
“Colombia’s tourism industry has grown more than 300% since 2006 when only 1 million foreigners visited the country…”
View in Article Colombia is experiencing a massive inflow of tourists from all over the world.
As of 2018, more than 3 million tourists had entered the Colombian borders and most of them were from the United States.
In Colombia, we have partner clinics in:
Read more about dentists in Colombia here.
Costa Rica has emerged as one of the high quality, low costUSITC Executive Briefing on Trade
TRENDS IN U.S. HEALTH TRAVEL SERVICES TRADE
““Data from a U.S. government survey suggest that 150,000 to 320,000 U.S. travelers list healthcare as a reason for traveling abroad each year, or between 0.2% and 0.6% of all outbound U.S. air travelers. South America represents the largest destination market for such travelers (26% of the total), followed by Central America (18%) …”
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Costa Rica is a great leisure travel destination, which gives an additional option of vacationing and relaxing as one gets the dental treatment done.
El Salvador is the smallest country of Central American country and lies are near to the USA and Canada. It is also known as “The land of Volcanoes” as you will find many active volcanoes in the area.
The beautiful churches are worth visiting in El Salvador. Apart from this, you can also enjoy the volcano trek which is worth having in this country.
India is the home to a few of the best and most highly qualified dentists in the world. The hospitals here are accredited by NABH National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers
NABH Accredited Hospitals
“H-2013-0181:Max Superspecility Hospital, Mohali, Punjab, India…”
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With rapidly evolving technology and state of art medical equipment, root canal cost in India would be about one-fourth of that in the United States.
Meanwhile, it also provides the same medical care quality and clinical outcome. Read more about root canal treatment in India here.
Vietnamese cities such as Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City have had huge strides when it comes to dental tourism. With state-of-the-art facilities, each patient is treated with extreme precision.
If you want to have some fun on the clear water beaches, then Phillipines is the country for you.
The number of tourists The Republic of Phillipines: Department of Trade and Industry
“International tourist arrivals to the Philippines rose by 7.7% to 7.1 million visitors in 2018 compared to its level last year…% share to the total PH tourist arrivals in 2018…US with 1,034,396…and Australia with 279,821.”
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Learn about dentists in the Philippines here.
Thailand brings a great deal for medical tourists, especially Australians, Canadians, and Americans.
Trained and qualified dental teams including low care cost, are a few advantages that make Thailand dental tourism a great option.
Things like, advanced technology & the high quality of patient management protocols also add to the list.
A typical root canal treatment can be completed in two appointments. However, the time between two appointments may vary between 1 week to 3 weeks. This time gives your tooth ample time to heal.
A root canal can also be completed in a day, however, it totally depends on your tooth’s condition. Only a thorough examination of the root and nerves can confirm a single visit RCT.
Traveling after a root canal is usually not a problem. However, in case you have your RCT done in a different country, then we suggest that you wait for at least 4-5 days before you move back to your native country.
By this time, your post-RCT discomfort should subside. If not, then it is better you consult with your dentist.
If you are worried about flying in-between your appointments, you can do that as well, although this should not mean extending the time-lapse between sittings.