Stop paying killer prices for your dental care and travel abroad

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Medical tourism or traveling abroad for medical procedures is not a novelty anymore. Millions of people choose to go to another country to have dental implants, cosmetic surgery or orthopedic procedures among others.

Now you can easily check online if the doctor is licensed or if the clinic is accredited, you can talk to previous patients, you can compare prices and even have an online consultation. Most of the specialists are trained at renowned universities in the world and the language barrier is no longer an issue as the majority of them speak fluent English.

Although things have significantly improved in the medical tourism industry compared to ten years ago, many people still fear to take the leap and cross the border to benefit from affordable prices, high quality care and a holiday in a foreign country.

Myths related to dental care abroad

Even if the number of people travelling abroad for dental care is increasing, there are still some myths surrounding this trend.

The first one is related to savings. Yes, you can save a lot if you do extensive dental work such as several implants, porcelain crowns or dentures. But if you cross the border to have some dental fillings, teeth cleaning or an extraction, you’d better do this in your country, as you will pay more for the trip to get there than the dental care itself. Just remember, the more dental work you need the more money you will save.

The second one is about poorly trained and unsafe dentists. Bad dentists are everywhere, whether it is the US, Canada, Mexico or India. But did you know that many foreign dentists in Thailand, Mexico, Costa Rica, Hungary or Philippines have been trained in elite UK, US or Australian dental colleges? They are also members of the British Dental Association, American Dental Association or Australia Dental Association. You can check their credentials online and also how their clinics look, before making your choice.

The third myth is related to dental insurance. Although many of the patients who travel abroad do this because they do not have dental insurance, those who have can benefit from a reimbursement from their company for the dental work done abroad. Insurance companies also encourage people to travel abroad and pay less for their dental care, that is why you would be surprised to find out that your company might give you some money back for your dental travel.

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Panoramic X-Ray Treatment Abroad

Many individuals are concerned with exposure to radiation caused by x-ray technology, but dental x-rays and panoramic x-rays expose individuals to a very small amount, usually between 2 to 4 rem (a unit of measurement of exposure to medical radiation). According to the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements, individuals are exposed to roughly 350 mrems (millirems – 1,000 millirems equals 1 rem) on a yearly basis through normal background exposure to radiation sources.

Put more simply, an individual would need to receive roughly 70 full mouth series of dental x-rays averaging 18 to 20 films per series over the period of the year to reach the maximum specified safe occupational radiation level determined by the Washington State Department Of Health.

Types of Dental X-Rays

  • Full mouth series (FMX)
  • Bitewing series
  • Panoramic film (Panorex)

A full mouth x-ray series is often taken in a dentist’s office and involves four Bitewing films taken at angles to look for decay. Bitewing and Periapical film require the use of small cardboard insets that are placed inside the mouth, which contain film. Periapical films are taken from different angles to show supporting bone and tooth root growth and development. X-rays are taken from different angles and angles to reveal a variety of views of the teeth.

Bitewing films contain three elements; teeth, film, and x-ray beam taken at 90° angles. Such x-rays offer accurate representations of the structure and shape of teeth and show bones, fillings, and decay.

A Periapical film shows some distortion and is able to view teeth and structure that is not necessarily aligned or parallel in view, as in the case of Bitewing films. Distortion is a benefit in this case, as it enables a dentist to view spaces within the mouth that an exact 90° angle or view can’t display.

A Panoramic film utilizes technology that enables a dentist to take x-rays of the teeth from outside the mouth. The panoramic film machine emits a beam rather than relying on film placed inside the mouth. The technology is called a tomograph, which utilizes computer assisted technology to focus x-rays on specific areas of tissue.

For a panoramic x-ray, an individual stands in front of the machine with the chin placed on a structure that prevents movement. The machine literally swivels around the individual, enabling it to take a 360° view of the mouth. In most cases however, x-rays are taken in a complete half circle from one ear to the other, creating two dimensional representations of the teeth.
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Root Canal Treatment Abroad

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Root canal treatment is a type of dental procedure that addresses the roots of teeth. Also known as an endodontic treatment, root canal procedures address nerve damage, tooth pulp damage, or other injuries or diseases of the teeth that cause pain, infection, and loss of teeth. A root canal helps save not only the health of a single tooth, but surrounding teeth, as well as providing pain relief and return of chewing function.

When most people hear about someone having a root canal procedure, they cringe. However, patients should know that root canal surgery is no more painful than having a typical filling. Contrary to popular belief, root canal surgeries do not require a multitude of visits to a dentist, but in most cases can be performed in 1 to 2 office visits.

Another popular misconception is that root canal surgery involves removing the root of the tooth. Actually, the damaged or diseased pulp from inside the tooth is removed during such a procedure, and then filled with another substance to replace it.

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Advanced Dental Treatment in Latin America

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Dental Surgery and Procedures Overview

Dentistry is a specialized domain that involves a lot of different dental procedures and dental care treatments, but it also involves dental surgery. It also includes cosmetic dental treatments or simple medical check-ups, depending on the condition of the patient at the time of examination.

People suffering from advanced periodontal disease or simply put, gum disease as well as chronic bad breath, tooth enamel erosion, tooth decay or simply awful toothaches should definitely visit a dentist doctor for a wide array of treatments in dental oral care.

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