With the cost of dental treatment soaring and insurance often unavailable, many Americans are heading across the border to Mexico for treatment.

But although costs can be up to 70 percent lower than in the US, cheaper prices come with a lack of regulation and legal recourse should something go wrong.

Reporter Pat Woodard joins health tourists as they cross the border to the dental bargain boomtown of Los Algodones. 

 

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Source: Al Jazeera