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Need to find a new clinic

Dec 17th, 2011 8:37:48 pm - Subscribe

I just learned that my dentist is going to be retiring. I guess this means that I will need to find a new dentist in Tijuana for a all my followups. This is somewhat of a letdown as I wanted to have one central dentist take care of all my needs.
mood: wounded
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Bone graft update

Sep 9th, 2011 9:58:43 pm - Subscribe

My bone grafts seem to be filling in nicely. It is an odd sensation having bone regrowing in your jaw. I can literally feel it filling in as time goes, if I poke it with my finger I can feel the density increasing.
mood: spunky
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Bone grafts

Sep 1st, 2011 9:00:20 pm - Subscribe

I had my bone grafts done today. It was a strange sensation, but definitely wasn't painful at all. The doctor just injects this weird liquid that comes in a cartridge into your jaw. Now I just have to wait for the bone graft to heal before I can have the actual implants placed.
mood: exuberant
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Consultation today

Aug 24th, 2011 10:41:55 pm - Subscribe

I had my initial consultation today. I need several dental implants, so it was quite a long consultation. There are many steps involved in the process, and it will take several months. The first step will be my extractions, which I am not looking forward to me. The dentist assured me that he has all the modern anesthesia, including the laughing gas. This soothed my anxiety considerately, as this is the step I was looking forward to the least.
mood: recumbent
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Why I started this blog

Jun 26th, 2011 10:19:11 pm - Subscribe

I started this website to detail my experience in what's often referred to as dental tourism - basically the act of travelling to a foreign country for dental work, often a second world country where your currency is valued much higher. I found the process to be quite the adventure, and thought it would lend itself well to a blog. Also, I had many incorrect preconceived notions that turned out to be wrong, so I wanted to share my realizations with others. I am still in the process of getting the work done. It should be about 5 visits before all my dental work in done, so I will post updates as often as I can, depending on whether I can get wifi.

Comments welcome. Please share your experiences too! If you need help finding a tj dentist, these people can help.
mood: magical
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