A Look Back at My Previous Dental Work in Mexico

Hey there! So, as you may know, I recently embarked on a journey of dental tourism in Mexico. If you’ve been following me for a while, you might remember that I had a really rough time getting dental work done in Playa.com a few years back. It was honestly traumatic – I ended up with half a tooth and three months of root canals. I was convinced that I should never, ever get dental work done in Mexico again.

Fast forward a couple of years, and I had some amazing dental work done in New York City. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to continue that relationship with my dentist due to COVID and my pregnancy. So, I had to find a new dentist here in Mexico. A few weeks ago, I went to a random dentist to get my braces removed, but I was still experiencing a lot of gum bleeding and other issues. My top teeth are really bad, and I was flossing the other day when a filling fell out.

That’s when I found Dento Innovation, a dental clinic just down the road from where I’m living. I wasn’t expecting much, given my past experiences with dental work in Mexico, but I was blown away by the technology and professionalism at this place. The dentist, Oscar, is amazing. He did a temporary filling for me and we started talking about the possibility of fixing my mouth. I’ve been unable to smile because I’m so unhappy with my teeth, so I was all in.

Oscar put a camera in my mouth, took a bunch of pictures, and did a full panoramic x-ray. He told me I needed to come back in for some molds, which I did today. But instead of just doing the molds, he actually designed my new smile using the images from yesterday. I’m so excited and grateful for this opportunity to get my smile fixed. And the best part is, I’ll be able to do it all at a fraction of the cost I would pay in the United States or Canada.

Unfortunately, my journey to perfect teeth hasn’t been without hiccups. Oscar realized yesterday, just before starting the work, that I have an infection in my root canal. So, I had to go to the hospital to get it treated. It turns out that the infection was caused by a root canal I had done about 10 years ago, where the dentist didn’t dry the canal properly. Oscar cleaned it all out and I had to keep medicine in there for a week. I went back yesterday to have the rest of the root canal treatment done, and today I had to come back for the restorative work and a crown. It’s been a lengthy process, but it’s totally worth it.

I’m planning to write and post all about my experiences with dental tourism in Mexico, because I truly believe it’s a great option for people looking to get their smile fixed at an affordable price. I’ll be sure to update you on the progress of my new teeth and how it all turns out. Stay tuned!