When it comes to a person’s appearance, some people are willing to risk it all—literally. You’ve heard stories of plastic surgery operations gone wrong when a patient flies overseas to undergo a procedure. Believe it or not, the same thing can happen if you try to fly out of the country to receive unprofessional dental treatments.
Learn more about the dangers of dental tourism and why you should trust your local dentist instead in this week’s blog post.
Here’s What You Need to Know About Dental Tourism
Sure, a vacation is needed every once in a while, but that doesn’t mean that you should receive your dental work out of the country if it’s not from a professional entity.
Dental tourism, or traveling out of the country for everything from a basic cleaning to dental implants, promises a lot of benefits from the outside looking in. But there are some negatives that can come of the situation if you’re unable to verify that your dentist has had the training and experience that you really need to treat your teeth. Navigating through websites that may not be that well designed or easy to read can leave you with some lingering questions—especially if their content is in a language that you don’t understand.
Long-Term Relationships Are Worth Something
When you choose to visit your local dentist and become apart of their dental family, you’re working not only to improve your oral health, but you’re also building a trusting, long-lasting relationship with your dentist.
There is a high value in the kind of long-term relationship you can develop when you visit the same dentist throughout your oral health journey. Aside from the language barrier that you may experience visiting a dentist that isn’t local to you, you will experience an inconvenient learning curve every time you visit a new dentist. They must get familiar with your oral health concerns, build that relationship all over again, and then move from there.
Instead, you can visit your local dentist before you plan to go out of town. They will have your medical records on file, be familiar with you when you visit the office, and treat you accordingly with the dental services your smile truly needs.
Make the Best Decision for Your Smile
If you need a routine procedure and are planning a trip to a country well-known for dental tourism anyway, it’s best to visit your dental office before you depart. And if you’re out of the country for extended periods of time, be sure to do your research before just choosing any dentist to work on your smile.
About Our Office
Ultimately, Dr. Michalski wants you to have a great smile no matter where you are. Our office would be happy to treat you before you leave for a quick trip or even help you find a reputable dentist if you plan on leaving for longer periods of time. Either way, we know it’s critical to your oral health to receive regular dental care no matter where you are. Call us today for assistance.