The Prices of Dentists in Tijuana are Cheaper than the US
A Low-Cost Alternative for a Tooth Removal in Tijuana
Dentists may perform a Tooth extraction due to several reasons. One of the most popular reasons to pull out a tooth is due to untreated cavities.
When you leave an untreated cavity to make its way until it reaches the pulp of your tooth, there is no turning back.
Once the infection reaches the pulp, you will require a root canal treatment to save your tooth. If the root canal fails to save the tooth, your dentist in Tijuana will need to remove the tooth.
Of course, before pulling out, a dentist will try to repair the damage using dental crowns, dental fillings, or other procedures that help to save it.
But if it can’t be saved, say goodbye to your tooth. If your dentist decides to extract your tooth is because it has a lot of irreversible damage, and it can be repaired. If you never lost a tooth, losing one now can be a little bit traumatic.
That is why Tijuana dentists insist too much on taking care of the teeth, to prevent losing our teeth. Losing a tooth can be pretty hard because that means that from now on you are going to have gaps in your mouth.
Additional Reasons for Tooth Extraction
When you are saving money, it worth it.
But there are more reasons to remove a tooth. It doesn’t matter if you take care of your teeth, no one is safe of losing one or more teeth. Sometimes you can miss it due to an injury after an accident.
You can’t help an accident, it just happens.
Back in the United States, you can have coverage from dental insurance to pull out an infected tooth.
However, if you don’t have insurance, it can cost you a lot of money, because there are different tooth removal scenarios. Plus, if you have an emergency, the extraction can be costly.
People that require braces sometimes need that the orthodontic extract teeth to create enough space for the ones that are going to start to move to other places in the mouth of the patient.
Sometimes, wisdom teeth are the dental pieces that your dentist is going to remove before braces.
Keep in mind that a tooth extraction can be expensive, especially if is an emergency. The price for a tooth extraction can be around US 300 or more per each tooth. But if it is surgery can cost even more.
Why Remove my Wisdom Teeth?
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Dentists in Tijuana can decide whether you will need it or not. Wisdom teeth can emerge between the ages of 15 to 25, but some patients experience this at the age of 30.
Some other rare cases include patients that never had their molars out. These patients often need surgery to extract their molars.
When a wisdom tooth becomes impacted can cause severe damage to the adjacent teeth. Pay attention to the signs that your mouth gives to you to avoid any complications with your wisdom teeth.
You can develop a tooth abscess when a wisdom tooth is stuck under your gums. This abscess is a pocket of pus, which means that is an infection that can spread to the rest of your body.
Wisdom teeth can cause severe pain, infections, and other problems when they become impacted. However, sometimes wisdom teeth emerge in a normal position, but your teeth can also move which can cause problems with the rest of your teeth, especially in the front of your mouth.
Wisdom teeth that don’t emerge on time can cause a lot of problems such as inflammation, red gums, pain that sometimes interfere with daily activities, discomfort, and infections.
Since these molars are located in the back of the mouth, the food can easily be stuck back there causing cavities.
Patients struggle trying to brush the back area where wisdom teeth are, so they often leave pieces of food stuck on these molars. As you can see, wisdom teeth that don’t appear in the right position will need the extraction.
During the previous consultations, your dentist will take decisions taking into account the position of your existing teeth before the extraction.
Mexican dentists can widely explain to the patient why they need to remove a teeth and what they can expect after.
What Can Happen Before the Tooth Extraction?
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Patients from the United States often come to Tijuana to have their dental procedures done in the city.
So, before any extraction, a dentist will take X-rays of your face to see what is under your gums, especially if they are removing your wisdom teeth.
X-rays can help the dentist to decide whether you need surgery to remove the tooth or not. Before the extraction, it is essential to provide to the dentist any information related to your health.
Important information such as medication, previous procedures, diseases, and allergies must mention it during your consultation.
Plus, you need to have good overall health before the extraction. That means that if you catch a cold one day before your surgery, probably you are going to reschedule your appointment.
There is not a bunch of particular things you must do before the extraction. If you are coming from the United States to Tijuana for the removal, probably you need to send photos to get a quote.
A dentist in Tijuana will need to see you in person to give a diagnosis.
Usually, tooth extraction are in the same day of your appointment. It will all depend on the needs of the patient. There are two ways for tooth extractions:
|Treatment Price List||Tijuana||USA|
|Crown for Implant||$549||$2500|
|Evaluation and X-Rays||$75||$150|
|All on 4 Dental Implants||$5999||$11500|
**These are estimated prices, not the standard.
A dentist in Tijuana performs a simple tooth extraction when he can see it in the mouth of the patient.
During a simple removal, your dentist loosens your tooth with a tool that they call the elevator. The next step will use a forceps to extract the tooth easily.
Sometimes and even when your dentist can see the tooth, he or she will take X-rays anyway before the extraction. A lot of people is afraid of tooth extraction, but don’t worry because the only thing you could feel is a little pressure in the area. To numb the area, dentists use local anesthesia.
Here is the hard part for a lot of patients. They can get very nervous when dentists tell them that they will need a surgical procedure to pull out the tooth.
Surgical removals can be performed when a tooth is broken leaving the root underneath the gums or when the tooth doesn’t emerge on time, which can happen with the baby teeth or wisdom molars.
This procedure involves cutting the gums to extract the tooth, sometimes dentists need to break the tooth in half to remove it.
To close the wound dentist usually use stitches that can absorb themselves, but if they don’t probably you will need to get back to your dentist to remove the stitches.
What can I Expect After my Tooth Extraction?
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The dentist will provide you a detailed list of things that you need to do after the tooth extraction, either simple or surgical. You need to clear up any doubt you have before living the dental office after the removal.
It doesn’t matter if was a simple extraction or surgical; you will feel discomfort as soon as the anesthesia goes off.
To reduce the pain your dentist can prescribe Advil or Ibuprofen, and probably you will need to take antibiotics as well. Usually, simple extractions can cause less pain than surgical.
The pain and discomfort can last for days; it will depend on the healing process of each patient, and on how hard was to extract the tooth. Remember that you can have more bleeding in a wound inside your mouth than a wound in your skin.
You can grab a clean gauze and bite it for 25 minutes or so until you feel that the bleeding is stopping. You can also rinse your mouth with a glass of salty water. To reduce the swelling, it is recommended to place some ice on the face. Usually, you can leave the ice on your face for 15 minutes or so. Since you can chew well, you will eat only soft food.
Remember that after the tooth extraction a gap will remain in your mouth. This space will need to be filled to prevent your other teeth from moving.
Thousands of patients come to Tijuana looking for a practical solution to take care of their smiles. They know that here can find affordable procedures to achieve better oral health, saving more than the 75% that would it be back in their home countries.
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