I’m considering going to Mexico for dental treatment. I just can’t afford treatment in the U.S. I just wanted to get a dentist’s opinion on whether it is safe to do so.
Melissa M. – Texas
I know it is tempting to go Mexico for your treatment, especiallly if you live on the border. But, I cannot tell you that it is safe.
Mexico does not have the same standards as dentists in the United States. In fact, there are no laws about sterilization. It is at the descretion of each dentist whether or not they sterilize their equipment between patients. You’re really taking quite a risk.
There is a way to get affordable dentistry in the safety of the United States. Most dentists got inot the practice because they care for people and want to help. You’ll find there are quite a few that have a plan for people who have trouble affording basic dental services.
Talk to your dentist regarding your circumstances. I’ll wager he or she will have a way to help you get the care you need.
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