Here are 9 top Recommendations to help you, to have a successful Dental Vacation.
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Recommendation # 1
Focus on relaxing.
You need a healthy immune system for your dental surgery, such as dental implants, sinus lift, or multiple extractions. Just like any other surgical procedure, you need to be in top shape to avoid any complications during your oral surgery and to recover quickly after the oral surgery.
Recommendation # 2
Don’t book local tours and activities ahead of the initial consultation.
Avoid booking and pre-paying for local activities before you see your dentist. Even if you got a preliminary treatment plan from your dentist before you travel (via Xrays), the dental plan can change during the clinical evaluation (when you sit on the dental chair in Mexico). Set any activities after the dentist establishes your appointment days and times during your dental tourism stay.
Recommendation # 3
Don’t prepay for your dental work in full.
It’s not a good idea to pre-pay for your dental work before you travel to Mexico for your dental vacation. More importantly, don’t agree to pre-pay your entire treatment plan in full after the initial consultation. You should only pay for what’s due.
Recommendation # 4
Experience and test your new teeth before you fly back.
Before you fly back home, try your newly installed teeth. If you feel any discomfort, your dentist can still make adjustments before you leave. Don’t schedule your dental trip too tight. Allow some time to try your dental work before you hop on the flight back home. After you get your final crowns or dentures, go try the buffet and try them out for a couple of days during your dental vacation. By doing so, you can have your dentist make any necessary adjustments before you fly back. Discover sore spots and uncomfortable areas before you leave. You can save yourself an entire trip back to Mexico for these important and fine tuning adjustments.
Recommendation # 5
Don’t negotiate shortened timeframes for your dental work. Some people shop for dentist that can do their full mouth restorations in one week. A one week time frame is good for a few crowns or veneers, but not for a full smile makeover. Dentistry requires a step by step process. It requires artistry, patience, engineering, and skilled hands.
Recommendation # 6
All depending your treatments.
Recommendation # 8
Get a written treatment plan
After the initial consultation, request for a written treatment plan, with teeth numbers. Review exactly what type of dental work will be done on each tooth. Know how much is your total financial commitment. For major dental work treatments, give yourself at least a few hours to review your dentist’s recommendations.
Recommendation # 9
Request Pre and Post-Procedure X-rays
Ask for your X-rays before you leave. Review them with your Mexico dentist before you leave. You can use these X-rays to prove / disprove that your dental work was done correctly. Periaphical x-rays can show if crowns were not sealed properly or if implants have enough bone to hold them in place. Remember you might need your X-rays to get reimbursements from your American dental insurance.
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This information does not constitute medical advice and does not create any physician-patient relationship.