Jul 7, 2005, 7:48 AM
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While hanging out in Morelia, waiting for my FM-3, I suddenly was faced with a dental emergency. A tooth that two Florida dentists told me could not be saved flared up, causing excruciating pain. I sought the help of a dentist in Morelia recommended by a friend, hoping that he would extract the tooth and alleviate the pain.
Well, the dentist believed the tooth could be saved, and sent me upstairs to his colleague, the endodontist (sp?) for a second opinion. The endodontist concurred. Three visits and a root canal later, my tooth is as good as new.
Thanks to a generous amount of novocaine, the procedure was painless. And so was the price. The whole thing (four visits, root canal, permanent crown) cost $300 US. The price quoted by my Florida dentist was $1600 (and I have dental insurance.)
I am totally pleased with this, my first Mexican dental experience. The offices were modern and professional. And not only did I save a bunch of money, but they also saved an important tooth that I thought was doomed.