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Thailand Tales – a trip to the dentist

This blog has been provided by Stephen Terry BLOG for Inspire.

 

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One pesky molar that I’ve had filled several times, started to play up real bad a week ago. Frankly, there’s not much of the tooth left, and for awhile I was contemplating extraction, along with suicidal tendencies (alright, I can be a drama queen).

Then it started to settle down with liberal use of Sensodyne toothpaste. It didn’t go away, and I couldn’t bite on it. So my honey arranged an appointment at short notice, Friday at 9:30.

 

One hour’s drive away.

 

Also, a good opportunity to top up my grocery cupboard (a large blue plastic box on the floor in my kitchen) at TESCO – yep, they’re everywhere.

 

9:25. ‘Take a seat,’ said the dentist’s wife, receptionist, pre-examiner, assistant, pharmacist, cashier, and child-minder. Busy woman.

Modern surgery, clean toilet, comfortable sofas, large screen TV with English films, magazines dated 2005, and one other woman waiting. Then the door-bell rang – a matchstick man entered and sat down.

 

9:50. I heard drilling from the surgery. Let me explain. There is one dentist – he must be in his fifties – and he accommodates two patients at a time. The surgery room is split – one patient has an injection, and while it is taking effect, he can adminster another. You get the picture; maximise time, maximise earnings. Busy man. And rich.

 

10.00. The door-bell wakes me up from a snooze. A man with his young daughter enter and he converses with the woman who has returned to her reception duties. I get the gist that his daughter has a toothache.

 

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9 minutes ago, smotherb said:

Dentists or doctors, always get a woman.

I have a male dentist and he is terrific... though not the new car smell you like so much. 

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Had a wisdom tooth extracted recently. All up 500 baht including anaesthetic and obligatory paracetamol.

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1 hour ago, tonray said:

Ok we get that but  how is his dental work. ?

He does dental work too? I didn't know that. 

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6 hours ago, Inspire said:

"So my honey arranged an appointment at short notice, Friday at 9:30."

What the h**l is a "my honey"?

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2 hours ago, SiSePuede419 said:

My Thai dentist told me my teeth didn't need cleaning and I didn't need x-rays.  That would never happen in America, as they want to run up the tab, ka-ching.

 

Soon after I arrived in Thailand I went to see a dentist in northern Bangkok and he told me I needed three teeth extracted. I didn't believe that and deferred. The pain I had proved to be temporary and I've still got all my teeth. All he wanted was my money.

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26 minutes ago, BuaBS said:

I haven't been to the dentist in 11 years . That drilling sound and that smell >> torture !

Are you sure you're not confusing it with some dodgy place in Nana plaza ?

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25 minutes ago, Cactus99 said:

Been to the BIDC in Bangkok several times for dental issues. Clean, modern, organized & reasonably priced. Recommended!

Agree 100 %

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Went to a dentist in Lomsak last week to replace a veneer. Did a good job, fixed the next tooth that was chipped as well for 800 baht. For the same work in Samui 1500 baht, Darwin Australia 7000 baht. Country life is good.

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