My experience with
dental care in Mexico
started in Green Valley.
Although cost was a consideration,
more significant was their
recommending treatments that
I wasn't sure needed to be done.
They told my spouse that he needed costly and
frequent gum treatment.
We started with asking friends. There is no shortage of people in GV who go to Mexico for dental care.
We started with Dr. Gabriel Tardaguila, a periodontist
who was said to do an excellent cleaning and diagnosis.
His office is neat, clean and friendly with a receptionist that speaks English. Dr. G.T. said that with periodic cleaning by a periodontist that Ralph didn't need the extensive expensive treatments. Then Dr. Hilda, who is also in the office cleaned my teeth and found an severely deteriorated tooth. This had not been found in G.V.
From there I was sent upstairs to Dr. Sergio Suarez for an extraction. This proved to be a very difficult and painful procedure that required two appointments. Two of my retired dentist friends affirmed that tooth extraction in a tooth that has had a root canal is difficult.
After the extraction had healed it was back to Dr. G.T. to determine if and when I would have an implant.
The periodontist, the gum specialist, prepares the area and inserts the screw on which the implant will rest.
After this is done and healed, several months, it is back to the
general dentist for preparation and insertion of the "false" tooth.
I liked that these two dentists work closely together and Dr. S. could come down to Dr. T's office when I was there to consult with me about the various stages of treatment.
Preparation of gum tissue and insertion of screw including bone graft using my own bone $1,000
Making of impression and insertion of new tooth. $800.
Total = $1,980
I was very satisfied with my new dental implant and
the treatment I received.