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I know there's umpteen questions about dentists over the years but I'm not asking the best dentist.

 

Guys I'm going to Pattaya from Australia next week only for 8 days so I'm wondering

 

I need root canal to 2 teeth ,the dentist here in Australia wants 2k AUD nearly for both each 

 

So waiting for Pattaya, questions is can root canals be done in 8 days ? 

Don't I have to go back a second time ?

Based on your experience with root canals who in Pattaya do I see ?

Is it a specialist dentist there ?

 

 

 

 

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My one root canal was done over 3 visits.

 

It is down to which tooth , and how deep etc, there is no one size fits all. You would need it assessed by the Dentist.

 

As for the specialst. Again depends which tooth, first dentist I saw wouldnt touch upper jaw root and referred me to a "specialist".

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Yes thanks Charlie 

Both teeth are upper on the side , one on each side on the upper side 

 

Not sure if I can just go to a specialist dentist in Pattaya without seeing a normal dentist like you have to do here in Australia first unfortunately.

 

Trying to google but I can't find specialist dentists in Pattaya, I only have 8 days there, maybe if I can find some sort of hospital I can call them or email them beforehand?

My upper tooth in the side is in pain at the moment ,the dentist here recommendation was a ethodintist I think she called them?

 

 

 

 

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4 minutes ago, georgegeorgia said:

Yes thanks Charlie 

Both teeth are upper on the side , one on each side on the upper side 

 

Not sure if I can just go to a specialist dentist in Pattaya without seeing a normal dentist like you have to do here in Australia first unfortunately.

 

Trying to google but I can't find specialist dentists in Pattaya, I only have 8 days there

 

Wait a few hours and one of the members may know the "specialist" in that area.

 

As for cost, I paid 3k baht for one tooth. (Upper rear)

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I had an expensive root canal. It has now after six years has gone bad and I think the tooth will need to be extracted. Think about getting a post. T

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8 minutes ago, georgegeorgia said:

Yes thanks Charlie 

Both teeth are upper on the side , one on each side on the upper side 

 

Not sure if I can just go to a specialist dentist in Pattaya without seeing a normal dentist like you have to do here in Australia first unfortunately.

 

Trying to google but I can't find specialist dentists in Pattaya, I only have 8 days there, maybe if I can find some sort of hospital I can call them or email them beforehand?

My upper tooth in the side is in pain at the moment ,the dentist here recommendation was a ethodintist I think she called them?

 

 

 

 

Use hydrogen peroxide 80/20 water as mouthwash.

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One tooth on each side, that means they may need to get anaesthetised apart from each other. Did I read somewhere dentists were not supposed to anaesthetise both sides of a jaw in a single session? 

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28 minutes ago, BonMot said:

Use hydrogen peroxide 80/20 water as mouthwash.

what %? that seems too high concentrated. I use 6% hydrogen peroxide 1:5 water, most people use similar per google.

 

On the subject of dentists the best can be booked out for months, so if i were the op i would try to contact them in advance, you may not get your first choice

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27 minutes ago, JackGats said:

One tooth on each side, that means they may need to get anaesthetised apart from each other. Did I read somewhere dentists were not supposed to anaesthetise both sides of a jaw in a single session? 

I didn't know , looks likes 2 visits then, may only have to get one done perhaps.

I googled a few dentists but I don't want to waste time if they can't do it and I need to see a specialist dentist .

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30 minutes ago, georgegeorgia said:

I didn't know , looks likes 2 visits then, may only have to get one done perhaps.

I googled a few dentists but I don't want to waste time if they can't do it and I need to see a specialist dentist .

I'd say for implants you need a specialist dentist especially if he/she need to extract the tooth first (extracting root canal teeth is delicate as they break in pieces when pulled). But for a root canal I'd say it's 100% dentist work (as opposed to maxillary surgeon). I had good experiences with [email protected] (line ID, pattaya central festival) for teeth crowning. They're not the cheapest though.

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2 hours ago, georgegeorgia said:

I need root canal to 2 teeth ,the dentist here in Australia wants 2k AUD nearly for both each 

Does not Australian universal health care provide dental treatment? Are not dental insurances available in Australia? Just curious. As an Americans, we don't have universal health care so I have no knowledge of how universal health care works. 

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I had the root canal done over 3 visits at the BHP, I think there was a week between each visit, although I was in no need to hurry things along. It was not a pleasant experience and I would not have enjoyed any of the visits being longer. 

I did simply have a temporary crown fitted by the hospital as a private dentist did a permanent one at a substantially cheaper price. 

That private dentist did not have the equipment to do the canal job herself. 

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58 minutes ago, Onerak said:

Does not Australian universal health care provide dental treatment? Are not dental insurances available in Australia? Just curious. As an Americans, we don't have universal health care so I have no knowledge of how universal health care works. 

No ..no free dental for working people, if not working you will be on a waiting list for a government dentist.

As for private health insurance,I pay over $230 a month !

the "gap " fee is around $1500 AUD ...so despite paying insurance we still pay a "gap"  fee !

Went to the health insurance own dental HCF ,still paid $51 gap for a filling, how much normally is it I asked , $100 he said 

Ridiculous!

 

It maybe cheaper if I just had emergency medical insurance rather than the "extras" such as dental 

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46 minutes ago, georgegeorgia said:

if not working you will be on a waiting list for a government dentist.

What does it mean by government dentist? There are dentists on government payroll? Or it simply means government pays for dental works. 

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3 hours ago, georgegeorgia said:

looks likes 2 visits then,

probably 3 visits and then another couple or more for a crown... a month. 

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Sure, can be done in 8 days much cheaper here.  But, eating, kissing, and other activities with your mouth may be limited. 

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4 hours ago, Onerak said:

What does it mean by government dentist? There are dentists on government payroll? Or it simply means government pays for dental works. 

Yes the Dental Hospital in Sydney is public hospital, it's in Surry Hills heart of the city, you must be on social security benefits to access the services and even then I heard there is a long waiting list 

 

As for working people,dental is not covered by Medicare and U must pay......a lot !!

Even having private health insurance you still pay a " gap " fee , insurance doesn't cover 100% of your bill unfortunately.

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The specialist is called an endodontist and they work with magnifying equipment to ensure they don't wreck your roots. A good dentist can also do the job more cheaply. 2 sessions would be enough and just get a permanent filling rather than a temporary one if the tooth is out of sight. I think 10 days is the normal time between sessions. A dentist would then fit a crown but if you are Ok with a permanent filling, the endodontist can do that for a little extra on the second visit. I have permanent fillings on 2 root canal teeth, one of which is still fine after 12 years. Not getting a porcelain crown will save a lot of money.

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8 hours ago, scubascuba3 said:

Dr Warin is very popular, fair prices, contact him now 

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That was our Dentist when we lived in Pattaya as well. Great, not that expensive but very busy!!

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8 hours ago, Onerak said:

Does not Australian universal health care provide dental treatment? Are not dental insurances available in Australia? Just curious. As an Americans, we don't have universal health care so I have no knowledge of how universal health care works. 

For that price AUD 4,000 (98,000THB), you can get dental implants, as implants cost about 40,000-50,000THB each from my experience at a clinic in Bangkok. I can recommend this treatment as my experience with dental implant surgery was quite good. The only issue is the time and repeat visits required.

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8 hours ago, Onerak said:

Does not Australian universal health care provide dental treatment?

No.

Requires insurance..

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When I first accessed a dentist in Thailand some time ago before relocating, I found a dentist whose pricing was available on the internet, transmitted my x-rays, received a plan, time frame, and approx costs. Went as planned and have been going to that practice ever since, however it is in Chiang Mai. Research on the net, try to make contact with a reputable one, some in that area will know one. Good luck

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I have had multiple root canals over the years. Any competent dentist should be able to do a root canal in one visit. It only requires an x-ray, and under an hour or his or her time. It is not the big deal they make of it. And it should never cost over 10,000 baht. 

 

If the dentist is very busy, one appointment for the x-ray, and one for the root canal. Any more than that, and you are just being used and abused by your dentist. 

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