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Dental Care Root Canal Malaysia

Getting cosmetic dentistry and dental treatment in several parts of the world, specifically in wealthy countries of the developed world, can be extremely expensive, regardless of whether you have access to any form of dental coverage.

In a survey (1999-2004), it has been revealed by the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) that 3.75% of adults between the age of 20 and 64 have no remaining teeth. As of 2010, nearly 45 million Americans lacked dental insurance, according to the US federal agency CDC’s statistics.

Many middle-income and uninsured people avoid their dentist appointments due to high costs than pain. But delaying needed dental treatment or check up can put them at an increased risk of facing costlier and more extensive dental work in the long run. Understandably, the oral and dental problems can worsen an individual’s oral health if not attended to immediately.

If you are in need of any kind of dental treatment or surgery but are scared of the heavy dentist bill, by following some useful tips you can save money on your dental care.

Mentioned below are some useful tips to lower the costs of dental treatments for insured and uninsured alike.

Dental Tourism
Dental care could be highly cost prohibitive in several wealthy countries like US, Canada, Australia, the UK and other EU countries.

Compared to the US and European countries, all common dental makeover procedures including veneers, tooth colored fillings, bleaching as well as more complex treatments including orthodontic or surgical treatments like dental implant, bridges, crowns, sealants and tooth bonding can be found at surprisingly lower costs in developing and some newly industrialized countries like India, Thailand, Mexico, Costa Rica, Hungary and Belgium, due to the lower living costs and labor wages.

So, instead of delaying your medically necessary dental treatment you can look for inexpensive alternatives in any cheaper country of your choice.

Say No to Frequent X-rays
Your dentist might suggest dental x-ray during your first visit, a scheduled checkup, or a return for treatment. But the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that the frequency of trips to the dentist’s X-ray chair should be determined by the current condition of a patient’s dental health.

So, if you have good oral health, it is just not necessary to have dental x-rays taken every time you visit the dentist. Having teeth x-rayed less frequently can not only save you substantial amount of money but also keep you from potentially harmful radiation exposure from dental X-rays.

What comes into your mind when you hear the term “Root Canal” or “Root Canal Treatment?” When we hear these terms, many of us associate them with pain and suffering- and in some ways, this association has some merit, but not because of the treatment itself! Root Canal Treatment is actually offered as a means of stopping the pain, swelling and associated suffering that comes with certain types of toothache.

Let’s take a look at what a dentist means when they use the terms ‘Root Canal’ and ‘Root Canal Treatment’. We’ll explore the reasons why this treatment might be offered to a person, and provide a brief explanation of what happens during the treatment.

What is a Root Canal?

The term ‘Root Canal’ is an anatomical one, used to describe the tiny hollow within the tooth that extends from the tip of the root of the tooth to the centre of the crown (the part of the tooth that is visible above the gum). This natural space inside the tooth is filled with the tooth’s nerve network, soft connective tissue and the blood vessels that keep the tooth nourished and healthy.

Some people will use the term “Root Canal” instead of the term “Root Canal Treatment”- for example, they might say ‘My dentist says I may need a root canal’ when in fact the dentist has been talking about providing root canal treatment.

Why Do Some Teeth Need Root Canal Treatment?

Sometimes a tooth’s internal soft tissue will become inflamed or infected. Since this tissue has many nerves in it, this inflammation or infection will cause pain, which can sometimes be very severe, especially if the infection becomes a full-blown abscess. The main things that will cause inflammation or infection inside a tooth’s root canal are:

– Decay

– Trauma to the tooth- this can be in the form of an impact from an accident or sporting injury, or even as a result of repeated cavities and fillings over the years.

– A fracture or crack in the tooth

– A lost filling

If the inside of a tooth becomes inflamed or infected, a dentist will need to diagnose the cause of the problem and determine the extent to which it has affected the tooth. In many cases, treatments such as fillings, sedative dressings or even a crown will allow the inflammation or infection to heal.

Sometimes, however, the inflammation or infection is too severe or widespread within the root canal for such treatments to be successful. In such a case, the tooth is diagnosed as being irreversibly inflamed or infected, and there are only two treatment options available to remove the source of the pain that the patient is experiencing:

– The entire tooth must be removed: this procedure is called an extraction.

– The entire contents of the tooth’s root canal system must be removed, which is of course “Root Canal Treatment”.

The risks and benefits of each treatment should be discussed with the dentist in order to determine the best treatment option, as this will be different for each individual.

The Treatment in a Nutshell…

“Root Canal Treatment” is the process of removing the affected tissue from within the tooth’s root canal as well as the subsequent processes of cleaning and disinfecting the root canal, and ultimately filling the void left behind inside the crown and root. The tooth will need additional appointments for the placement of a final filling or crown.

Always Ask Your Dentist…

If ever you are unsure of why your dentist is suggesting treatment of any kind, you should ask them questions. You will find your dentist will be very keen to explain their recommendations to you- many will also provide pamphlets, drawings or website resources for additional information.

Root Canal Treatment is an invasive procedure, and there are risks involved that your dentist will explain to you in detail. However, in most cases, the benefits of proceeding with treatment outweigh the risks.

Travelling in Malaysia

Upon you arrival at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, KLIA you can probably start feeling the “warm” temperature of a typical tropical climate right here at the central of Malaysia. Tropical range of 28 – 35 degree celcius is our average with a bit cooling time during our monsoon season which falls from November to March. That’s the reason why such climate is the ideal temperature for any health recovery as you see the beautiful sunshine all the times! From KLIA or KLIA2 which is our budget airline airport, you can easily call a taxi or Grab car (e-hailing). We can arrange a private driver for you if you preferred for a more comfortable and convenient service to the hotel or any other city upon arrival.
Dental Care Root Canal Malaysia

Travelling in Malaysia is quite easy especially in the capital city Kuala Lumpur where most of the shopping places are within the walking distance and taxi or Grab car can be called anytime. You can choose to take a ride of MRT, LRT or buses if you preferred a more local experience.

Foods can be found every where in Malaysia even in the very rural area as we perceived foods very important in life hence you can see food stalls or “hawker” selling noodle or nasi lemak including all kinds of local snacks such like “goreng pisang” ie fried banana on the street. Obviously you can have a proper dining in the restaurant such like Japanese, Western and Middle East in our metropolitan cities KL and Penang. Fast food outlets such as Mc Donald and KFC and Burger King are also common in Malaysia.

You will have a wide selection of accommodation here in Malaysia where 4-5 star international standard hotels are easily found in Kuala Lumpur and Penang including other cities like Kuching and Kota Kinabalu in East Malaysia. You can opt for 2-3 star hotels too which have more variety to choose from according to your own preference. Resorts are mainly found in the islands and beaches especially in the East Couast of Peninsular Malaysia like Pulau Redang and Pulau Tioman. Sabah is famous for its beautiful beaches and islands with luxury resorts with Spa retreat if you are after a seamless and relaxing time for your holiday here in Malaysia.

Let’s Go Malaysia!

Your Preferred Medical Tourism Destination

There are many other attractive places to explore in Malaysia, let’s find out more! Here at GMM, you can book your flights and accommodations just by a fingertip as you are ”empowered” to choose what you prefer with complete freedom!

* You are advised to confirm your medical appointment prior to make your flight & accommodation bookings.