If you are thinking of heading to Thailand or flying overseas for cosmetic dentistry and other complex dental treatments you must read this before you embark on the tour. Many Aussies consider getting their treatment overseas in order to receive a ‘free’ holiday out of their dental treatment instead of having it done at home. However, ask yourself the following questions before you make the decision.
Are They a Qualified Dentist With Positive Feedback?
When seeking any healthcare treatment it is important to research how much experience your care provider has in their field. Be it doing dentistry in Thailand or overseas, the question you need to ask is whether you have complete confidence that the overseas dentist and their team are qualified and experienced – it’s your health in their hands.
What Happens If Something Goes Wrong?
There is a risk that complex dental procedures like dental implants and dental crowns could go wrong overseas. Signs of a dental procedure gone wrong may not immediately appear – see some of the things that have gone wrong in our dental tourism gallery!
In the event of an incident, you will need to be certain that you can rely on the overseas dentist repairing the work that they may have incorrectly performed in the first place. It is unlikely you will be able to return for further treatment in an appropriate time frame. However, if an Australian dentist was chosen, any incident could be dealt with immediately or you could avail the after-hours emergency dental care when required.
Australia has clear and strict regulation on infection control. They are endorsed by National Law, the National Health and Medical Research Council, and the Dental Board of Australia. Patient safety and health are at the forefront of all Australian dental professionals to ensure quality procedures are carried out.
Does The Cost Truly Weigh Up Against The Risks To Your Oral Health?
When travelling overseas for treatment, you need to take into consideration the dentist consultation fees and every other cost that is involved. You need to account for every cost involved travelling overseas for treatment. They will include flights, accommodation, transfers, after treatment care and more. You may also need to factor in return travel if treatment is not successful. While the savings may seem attractive, you may not be considering the cost to your health.
A trademark of Dental Tourism is compressing multiple treatments into an inappropriately short time frame. Compressing treatment time drastically increases the chance of a failed or troubled procedure. Between each treatment, an appropriate amount of rest and healing is required in order for the gums and teeth to settle. Most Australian dentists create a treatment plan for complex procedures which consists of multiple treatments spaced over several weeks. A treatment plan allows the gums to rest and the dentist to monitor your progress.
Many dental procedures are invasive and some procedures performed cannot be undone. It is important to weigh up all factors when considering overseas dental treatment. Although lower fees may be enticing, when you are contemplating about overseas or Thailand dental packages, you need to consider at what cost it is to your teeth and health.
When it comes to dental tourism, most tour operators survive on verbal testimonials from patients who have previously undertaken the trip. You will hear that the Australian dentist quoted $25000 for a procedure and I got it done for $5000! This is false and misleading.
Call Oris Dental Before You Make The Decision
Contact Oris Dental and we will tell you how dental treatment can be safer and for the price that can match your trip to Thailand for cosmetic dentistry. As a leading dental centre in Maroochydore, Oris Dental offers ‘Smile design packages’ to match your quote for a cosmetic dentistry in Thailand without the hassles and drama of a group tour or a more expensive self-managed tour.
Book your dental check up and clean at Oris Dental on (07) 5444-4308 today!
Visit our section Cosmetic dentistry and find out how or Call 1300706090 now. You can also check out these Sunshine Coast Dentist Special Offers to view other attractive dental care packages.