My name is Dr. Natasha Ramontal, also known as the Medical Tourism RN. I am not a physician; I am a doctoral trained registered nurse who’s worked in the Emergency Department and Post-Anesthesia Care Unit for a number of years. On my channel I cover all aspects of medical tourism for Black women if they decide to seek healthcare or treatment abroad for things from cosmetic surgery to cancer or fertility treatment in order for Black Women to make the most informed decisions about their healthcare to have the best healthcare outcomes and experience.
Today we are going to discuss dental procedures. Based on comments received from my first video, it was requested that I cover dental procedures as a number of you are going to have dental procedures in another country in the near future. So today I will cover 9 things Black women need to know before you travel abroad for dental work. For a bonus, I will share the top destinations for dental procedures
1. Generalist vs. Specialist.
5. Treatments Offered.
6. Emergency Care.
7. Dental Technologies.
8. Patient Comforts.
9. Before & After Pics.
As a Black Woman, you need to be concerned about Periodontal disease (also known as periodontitis and gum disease) is a progressive disease which affects the supporting and surrounding tissue of the gums, and also the underlying jawbone. If left untreated, periodontal disease can result in loose, unstable teeth, and even tooth loss. Periodontal disease cannot be reversed—it can be managed through treatment to help you avoid some of the more serious side effects such as receding gums and tooth loss.
Factors that can increase your risk of periodontitis include: 1) Gingivitis (A form of gum disease that causes inflamed gums. The cause is poor oral hygiene. Untreated gingivitis can lead to tooth loss and other serious conditions. Symptoms include gums that are swollen, puffy, receding, sometimes tender, or that bleed easily.) 2) Poor oral health habits.
3) Smoking or chewing tobacco.
THERE IS A LINK BETWEEN HYPERTENSION AND PERIODONTAL DISEASE
AND THERE IS ALSO A LINK BETWEEN DIABETES AND PERIODONTAL DISEASE
Two in five Black women (43%) suffer from hypertension, compared to 27% of white women.
• Blacks also have a disproportionate burden of diabetes. Black adults in the U.S. are 60% more likely than white adults to be diagnosed with diabetes and a study revealed non-Hispanic Blacks were found to be twice as likely as non-Hispanic whites to die from diabetes.
African American women with gum disease and tooth loss face higher pancreatic cancer risk
The Best Countries For Dental Tourism
8. DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
The Best Countries for Dental Implants
4. Czech Republic
8. United Kingdom
As always, I encourage you to Do your research!
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Black women are the most medically neglected and underserved group worldwide; My goal is to arm Black women with correct information about Medical Tourism if you decide to seek healthcare abroad. I want to make sure you have as much information needed to make more informed decisions about your health, so you are educated about the procedure/treatment, the country you decide to have it done in, the clinicians that will provide the care, and everything involved in ensuring you have the best outcomes from a health standpoint but also from a patient satisfaction perspective. SO DO YOUR RESEARCH!!!
On this channel, I will cover various topics pertaining to Medical Tourism (cost, pre- and post-surgical care and treatment, medications, therapy, follow-up, insurance, and more); and I will also have guest interviews from both patients, physicians, and also many others who work in the industry: medical tourism facilitators, medical tourism travel agents, and more. Join me on this journey and if you have any comments, questions, or ideas on topics, feel free to drop them in the comments section below and before you go, I would appreciate it if you would hit the like button, subscribe to my channel, share it with a friend, and ring the notification bell so you are notified when I post a new video.