Today, people of all walks of life seek care, including dental work, outside their home country: some to see a renowned specialist; others to lower costs.
If you’re considering dental care outside of the country, there are some things you should look into before you become a “dental tourist.” Here are 4 reality checks you should make and then plan for before embarking on your trip.
- Differing standards
- Not all dentistry standards are the same around the world.
- So, find out first what your destination’s standards are for education, as well as safety, materials and workmanship.
- Communication confusion
- Being unfamiliar with a country’s language can make it harder for you to understand and have your questions answered about your procedure or the costs of meals, rooms and other charges.
- Be sure ahead of time you and your provider can speak a common language or arrange for translation.
- Recuperation blues
- While spending time in an exotic location sounds like a vacation, being there for a major procedure could be anything but.
- Make sure you know how long you’ll be there and what inconveniences you might face.
- Follow-up care
- If you have problems or concerns with your treatment after you return home, it may not be practical or possible for you to see the dentist who performed the procedure.
- So, before you go, try to arrange with a dentist here to see you about follow-up issues.
To avoid pain and discomfort from sporting injuries, purchasing a custom-fitted mouthguard is your best option. Come and speak to one of our friendly, qualified dentists at Finesse Dental (8824 4800) for a discussion on how best to protect your teeth from damage 🙂