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January 5, 2011 7:31 PM Subscribe
Can anyone recommend a dentist in Matamoros, Mexico? Is it a good place for dental work? Details inside.
posted by pantsonfire to health & fitness (13 answers total)
I need two root canals and crowns to match, but my local dentist quoted $3,500 for the procedure.
That's way out of my budget, but I am in pain so something needs to be done very soon. I think I can scrape up about $1,000. Extraction is the only alternative. But they are my two bottom molars (30 and 31), and suddenly missing so much of my chewing surface is terrifying to me.
I have read all kinds of horror stories about how my teeth will shift, and how the top teeth will eventually have to be extracted as well. It sounds like the beginning of a terrible downward spiral that will leave me as toothless as my grandfather.
In the search for an alternative, I called the dental school in New Orleans several times, but I have been unable to get someone on the line to schedule an appointment. It seems like you have to go there and beg, but I'm three hours away.
So, that leaves Mexico. Matamoros is the closest Mexican city to where I live in Louisiana. On Google Street View the landscape looks nicer than my town in the US, so it has that going for it.
I found this place in a Google search, and the website looks nice enough. http://www.moralesdentalclinic.com/
Has anyone ever visited Matamoros for dental work? If so, how was it? Where'd you go? Was the work more affordable than US dental work? Is going to the dentist anywhere in Mexico a terrible idea in general?