With exorbitantly priced dental treatment in the US and Canada often beyond the financial means of many, it comes as no surprise that many citizens of these countries are traveling to Mexico for high-quality, low-cost dental care, thereby fueling dental tourism in Tijuana and other cities of Mexico.
From getting a full mouth restoration to dental implants, Tijuana offers myriad of quality dental treatments at costs which can border on being a trifle when compared to their costs in the developed countries.
Tijuana is one of the most popular medical tourism destinations of Mexico primarily because of the ease of traveling to this Mexican border town which is only 17 miles from San Diego, California.
Dental care is not necessarily covered by employer insurance packages. In case an insurance plan does include dental procedures in the array of medical treatments covered by it, it will usually cover only the most basic, least costly works. In Canada, the provincial government covers general health care, but not dental care.
The high cost of dental care makes it convenient to skip preventative dental visits. As per statistics released by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial research, in the US, 23 percent of the adults aged between 20 and 64 years have untreated tooth decay. Nonetheless, high costs of dental treatment should not be a decisive factor in denying oneself of dental help. Dental care in Mexico is what individuals inhibited by economic limitations can look forward to.
Why Be a Part of Dental Tourism in Tijuana
Americans have been undertaking recreational trips to Tijuana for many years because of the ease of reaching it and also because of its salubrious weather, pulsating nightlife, earthy markets, numerous restaurants, and the opportunity to be a spectator of bullfights and dog races.
The Mexican government has now invested additional funds in making Tijuana a dental destination for both the simplest and the most complex of dental treatments. The cost of living in Tijuana is much lower than in the neighboring US. So, dentists with similar credentials as their American and Canadian counterparts are able to dispense the same quality of dentistry at prices that can be 70% lower than in the U.S. and Canada. Even the cost of dental implants in Mexico can be quite lower than in the first world countries. Many of the dentists in Mexico have been trained and certified in the United States.
Some Tips for Dental Tourists in Mexico
Although stories of poor dental treatment in Mexico keep on surfacing from time to time, only visitors who were lax in their research about the dentists’ credentials have fallen victim to slapdash dental jobs in Mexico. It is recommended that potential patients zero down on board certified dentists in Mexico.
A well-established, credible U.S. based medical tourism agency can do much to make it a rewarding stress-free dental trip to Tijuana. The agency can put together the whole package – from preparation of a list of dentists to travel arrangements, hotel, and pickup from airport. A legal agreement should put aside worries about quality of the dental work and what compensation a patient will receive if not satisfied.
The integrity of dentists in Tijuana or any other place in Mexico should be thoroughly researched. After acquiring a list of dentists, call or write to their office and enquire about their credentials, education and specialties. Don’t hesitate to ask for references.
With research and legal agreements in hand, there is no reason to live with the agony of dental ailments that may result in worse medical conditions down the road when a simple trip south may get them fixed. Choosing to become a part of dental tourism in Tijuana can be a cost-saving and health-saving decision.