Going abroad for the dental treatment you need might sound like the ideal way of saving money and enjoying an extra holiday at the same time, but in reality, it can be a big mistake. Although an overseas dentist may advertise very cheap treatments such as oral implants, crowns, bridges and veneers, you should carry out meticulous research before opting for dental treatment abroad.
Language can often be a problem, and unless you are able to speak the same language as your overseas dentist, you will probably not understand what he is telling you about the treatment. It can also be difficult to ask questions, so if you have any queries about any aspect of the procedure, you may not be able to get the information you need. Following any instructions about your aftercare can also be a problem if you do not understand the language.
If you decide on dental treatment abroad, you will not be able to benefit from follow up care from the dentist responsible for your treatment. If you go to your local UK dentist, however, they will ensure that you have all the necessary check-ups to make sure that healing is taking place satisfactorily. Whilst you can, of course, see a dentist in the UK following dental treatment abroad, they will not have access to the records about the foreign procedure.
In the event of problems arising after dental treatment abroad, it can be difficult to take legal action if you feel that the foreign dentist has done something wrong to cause those problems. With treatment in the UK, this would not be a problem. Before booking any dental treatments abroad, always read the terms and conditions very carefully to see whether the overseas dentist is willing to take responsibility for any follow up treatments that may be needed.