With inflation still going up, soaring fuel prices, and rising interest rates, a growing number of people are looking to have dental work done in Mexico, for an obvious reason. If you’re thinking about making the trip, you might be wondering whether it’s safe to visit a dentist in Mexico.
Without a doubt, Mexico has some good dentists, as well as good facilities, and you could possibly get treatment at lower cost than in the United States or Canada. However, there are many considerations you should make before having dental work done in Mexico. A "dental treatment vacation" may seem like an enticing way to save some money on a teeth-whitening procedure, or even dental implants, but it’s important to think of the potential risks of having dental work done in another country. Read on to learn more about what's involved when having dental work done in Mexico.
Yes, dental work in Mexico is often (not always) less expensive than in Canada. This is simply because the cost of living in Mexico is lower, so dentistry prices are lower as well. Dentists in Mexico also tend to have a lower operational cost, so they are able to charge less than those in Canada. In general, dental staff has lower salaries, facilities are less expensive, and insurance bills are lower as well. This all helps of course to keep dental cost down.
However, not all dentists are created equal, specifically not in Mexico. Comparable research indicates that dental diagnosis, treatment, and delivery of results are definitely at a higher standard in Canada. In other words: 'Pricing' - shouldn't be the only standard you compare with.
There's no easy answer when it comes to safety of dental work in Mexico. While there are many reputable and qualified dentists, there are also a number of unlicensed dental practitioners. So, how can you tell if is dentistry in Mexico safe? Perform extensive research! And 'extensive' means: Go ALL the way.
Here are a few things to keep in mind:
1. Check credentials.
Make sure your dentist is licensed and has the proper credentials. This doesn't mean look at the website and find that everything you need is on there. Find a way to actually CHECK the dentist's credentials.
2. Compare dentists and clinics.
Take the time to research different clinics. Ensure to ask around: Talk to friends or family who have had dental work done in Mexico. Compare services, pricing, equipment, and treatment procedures.
3. Read online reviews.
This might be the most important thing to do. What a dentist is saying, is only what a dentist is saying. What are the patients of that dentist saying? That's what you really want to know.
By following these simple tips, you could decrease the risk of having a negative experience with dental work in Mexico.
In every country, some dentists are highly trained and experienced, while others may be less so. Mexico is not any different. We are fortunate to live in a country that has a very high, and consistent level of dental professionals. Ultimately, it's important to select a reputable dentist who you feel comfortable with before having any work done. As always with dental treatments, 'quality' is measured only after the facts.
When it comes to dental tourism, dental treatment quality can vary widely depending on the type of procedure you're having done and the dentist you choose. Dentists in Mexico may charge less than those in Canada, but that doesn't necessarily mean their services are inferior. Besides the quality of dental work, many Canadians value the quality of Patient Care in Canada. The level of attention, the thorough documentation, and the after care, can make a big difference, as you know!
In the end, there isn't one answer to the 'quality' question; it all depends on what you want out of your dental care experience.
No definitive answer exists, as opinions vary. Some people believe that the quality of dental care in Mexico is not on par with that in developed countries. Additionally, others contend that the risks associated with dental work done in Mexico are simply too high. Ultimately, the decision of whether or not to seek dental care in Mexico is a personal one that should be made after careful consideration of all the facts.
May we provide you with one simple but maybe the most important consideration? Here it is: What to do when you're back from Mexico and something is wrong? Are you willing to book another Mexico trip? The money you've might have saved will be out of the door right there... Yeah: Adios!
Are you concerned about dental treatment cost and therefore considering dental treatment in another country? (Dental Tourism) Come and talk to us at Nose Hill Dental in Calgary NW. We might provide you with new, innovative solutions that could solve your dental problem. At Nosehill Dental, everyone deserves a healthy smile! We provide quality dentistry for an affordable price to everyone who walks into our door. That's our guarantee to you! How does that sound?
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