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Finding dentist for root canal in foreign country

Hi.  I need a root canal. How do I find a trustworthy dentist to perform one in a foreign country (the Philippines)?

I have doubts about the quality of my existing care.  I have visited multiple dentists, and each successive one I visited  with questioned the practices and conclusions of the prior dentists.  

The second dentist said the first dentist's conclusions were based off a poor panoramic x-ray.  He identified 3 different root canal sites.  

The third dentist said panoramic x-rays are inappropriate for diagnoses and recommendation of root canals, and after individually x-raying the 3 teeth, recommended only 2 of them receive root canals.  

Finally, a trusted advisor said I should seek aggressive drainage of the canal sites over a 2 week period, before allowing them to be sealed. He questioned as too fast dentist #3's preference for performing and sealing a root canal in one day.

After 3 dental visits, my confidence is weak.  How do I find a good root canal dentist in the Philippines?
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Sorry.  That's a tough question.  I wish there was a website review to find out some reviews on the doctors around the area.  Any personal referrals you can depend on?  

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