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I have dental issues that require treatment. I think that society is going to collapse soon, and so I should get it done before that happens. I now have the money to pay for this treatment but resent the idea of paying the King’s Ransom that I would have to pay in the West. I therefore want to find a dentist of Western standards in a place where I can have a good short holiday. I want to do this in the next couple of months. Please recommend.
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PM me and i eill give you an excellent referral for a dentist in Mexico just across the border from Yuma. First rate dentist, english speakers, and quite convenient. Park your car on the US side. Its in Algadones, literally on the border. You will save a bundle and get excellent care.
Last edited by OutWest on July 8th, 2017, 7:43 am, edited 1 time in total.
You sure he's not in Nogales? That's the Mexican city closest to Tucson.
Coorection, I meant Yuma.
As I thought, in reality, most stuff posted is just BS. No real interest in findind an actual dentist. Lol
City-Dent in Bogota was good. Paid 32 bucks for filling a cavity and took 30 minutes, and I was in and out and heading to the airport. Also tried another for 22, but IDk how serious it was vs it being cheap, but the molar was slightly bigger than before. If it was open and closer to the city I would have went to City-Dent, but it was my last day in Colombia so I had to make due. Otherwise if you have the choice, try City-Dent.
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I had some dental work done when I was in Jakarta last year. Malaysia probably would have been a better choice, but my trips to Malaysia have been rushed more rushed. I also communicate with Indonesians better when compared to someone who only speaks Malay. I'd imagine a dentist there speaks English, but I don't know for sure.
Quality may not always be up to par In Indonesia, but most of my experiences are from a while back. You have to tell them to use novacain they may drill without it. That happened to me with a filling. I protested and asked where the novacain was. The dentist told me it was because the people were afraid of needles. Maybe she just wanted to save a buck. That was when I learned why some Indonesians I knew would not go to the dentist. I also asked for a filling and the dentist put in a temporary without telling me. That was $10 down the drain. Where it really hurts you is they have to drill away more of your tooth to put the permanent filling in.
The place I went charged about $100 for a cleaning, but it is way overpriced, IMO. But I think the going rate is around $20 or $25 at other places. I'm not sure, though.
I hear Thailand receives a number of visitors for medical care, that it is a kind of regional hub. You could do a little reading on their dental services and see if there is a place that speaks English.
If you have to spend a lot of money anyway, and the ticket, hotel, other expenses plus dental care are the same or cheaper than in the US, if you have the time, and the care is of the same quality, why not take the trip?
Medical fees in USA are known as ridiculous high, even by Japanese standard.
Here in Japan, all Japanese people and legal foreign residents have full insurance cover for life, including dentist, including even crowns and bridges.
About Thailand, I used dental services a few times.
There are plenty of dentists around the Central Pattaya Road, Thailand. Many tourists are using them.
Also all private hospitals are offering dental services.
I had good experience about any kind of medical care including dentist with the Pattaya Memorial Hospital
http://www.pattayamemorial.com/ShowCont ... ?id=300075
A loose bridge had to be taken out, re-adjusted and fixed over 5 teeth, not such an easy task and took about 45 minutes, and I paid about USD 60,-.
This is a price list of one of the dental offices in Pattaya, in Thai Baht, in English.
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I need quite a bit of work done. Would they do major projects over several days, and what are their prices like?
Pattaya area has about 5 million tourists per year, and there are plenty of private clinics of any kind, dental, dermatology, eye lasik and so on.
Yes, of course, any dental work can be done, including implants - and you will pay maybe about 1/4 or 1/5 what you pay in the States.
Pricelist added, see my other comment above.
This is not a cheap dental office, serving mostly foreigners.
About accomodation, Pattaya has everything, from the cheapest to the most expensive, plenty of choice - also very convenient bus-transport to Bangkok airport every hour.
Thai Baht Exchange Rate (Siam Commercial Bank, not known to offer the best rates).
That's about a third of what I was quoted for a gold bridge in the U.S. Cost of the gold probably makes it higher relative to other procedures. I was repulsed by Pattaya, but if confident these were competent dentists, I would consider this option.
Hmmm, if I get all the things I want done done, that would cost about $6500. I'll probably have to bite the bullet and do it.
Is there any particular reason you insist on gold? It does seem like it would be the healthiest option for teeth. I thought about getting one when I thought I might need a filling. The dentist said I did not need one.
Do you think there is a risk in some countries of the doctor just saying it is gold and putting in something he could pass off as gold? Are there any gold colored fillings on the market?
Nowadays at least here in Japan crowns and bridges are done by 3D printers out of ceramic and the material is pretty good and not expensive and has (almost) the same color as your original teeth. It's almost fully paid by the Japanese insurance, so you pay only about USD 100,- or less per tooth.
It is a while ago that gold for crowns and bridges and amalgam for fillings were considered to be the best.
Dental treatment changed a lot during the last 20 or 30 years. Now other materials - often not metallic - are in use.
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Repulsed by medical services in Pattaya? Out of what reason?
What is wrong with dental services in Pattaya?
Dentists in Pattaya treat thousands of foreigners all the time.
https://www.bangkokpattayahospital.com/ ... er-en.html
As far as I know, this is the largest dental service in Pattaya, within Bangkok Pattaya Hospital, the largest private hospital in that region, but it is known to be expensive compared to any other clinic or hospital.
For example about Crowns...
https://www.bangkokpattayahospital.com/ ... rowns.html
or Fixed Bridges
https://www.bangkokpattayahospital.com/ ... idges.html
If you know exactly what you need you can send them an email to ask for more information.
I was told by a naturist dentist (or whatever they call themselves) that gold was the least toxic and most durable. But I'm no expert on the subject.