The thought of having dental work in Mexico might scare the crap out of you, but in fact its much better than you think. Besides saving money, you might find it to be a pleasant experience. Also, all the Mexicans get their teeth done in Mexico, why not you? Seeing a dentist in Mexico is really not that different than in the US, there are good dentist and bad ones so it is best to do your research. As a rule of thumb, if people are in the office that is good sign.
Going to the dentist in Mexico I found to be a bit more relaxing, I have also been to the Doctors and it has an over all more relaxing feel to the experience. Most of the time you can have all you family seen for about 5 US dollars. I found it to be a great solution to getting some fillings done and getting out of pain, in most cases for under 50 bucks!
How to get the best deals?
It is simple, the further into Mexico you go the better the prices will be. Most Americans will go to the border to get their teeth done. Lets just put it this way, it is not hard to find someone to do some dental work on you. Traveling in 20-30 miles will make a big difference in what you pay. The Mexican dentist know why you are there. It’s best to negotiate, but don’t be foolish, keep in mind you can’t see the work being performed in your mouth. The dentist might take some short cuts leaving you in pain when you return to the United States. However, I can’t recall hearing any real horror stories, but the more I think about it, I have many horror stories to tell you about dental work in the US. But overall, this is a great way to save some money and I feel you might even enjoy it.
What can I expect to pay when visiting a dentist in Mexico?
Well, you are going to save about 70-80%, though lately the prices have seem to be a little higher, for example: In US dollars
X-rays are about $3.00 $10.00, I ave even had them done for free!
Tooth pulled $15.00 – $30.00
Root canal $100.00-$180.00 (I would get a reliable referral for this)
It’s hard to say if I will ever call Mexico home….