My US dentist told me I had a cracked molar, and needed a crown. Prior to the crown, he advised me to get a root canal. If I had crowned an infected tooth, I would just have to have the crown removed, have the root canal procedure, then another crown. I was quoted a prices $1200 for the root canal locally. But since I was going to Playa for my nephew's wedding, I decided to have the procedure done in Mexico. Dr. Valdivia did not do root canals, so he brought a specialist into his office. After an examination and an X-Ray both determined my tooth was not cracked, and the pain I was feeling was caused by a very large and deteriorating filling that was some 55+ years old. The specialist declined to perform the root canal on a non-infected and otherwise healthy tooth. Dr Valdivia then expertly removed the old mercury amalgam and replaced it with a new porcelain filling. For the first time in almost two years I could chew on the right side of my mouth immediately. Dr. Valdivia is an excellent dentist. He speaks English well, and could adequately explain each step. His office, unadorned with fancy and expensive dental accoutrements common to American dental offices, was blessedly small and simple. His manner was soothing and professional, and I was instantly at ease. The charge was $40 for the consultation with both dentists, and $89 for the X-ray and filling. And if one asks for the bill and pays in pesos, the patient will do a bit better on the price.
Treated By: Millan Total Amount Paid $5