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Never Go To A Foreign Dentist

Rcay / 14 yrs ago /

 

 

Never go to a Foreign Dentist

 

Please never go to a foreign dentist. I will fight tooth and nail to open my mouth to a foreign dentist again!

I was posted as a diplomat in on of those paradises when suddenly I started having a toothache. I tried to ignore it taking it as a teething problem. But the pestered pain brought tears and tears are taboo for a diplomat.   During my Academy training, it was put on my head the importance of the smile and how to keep those “ivory weapons” in shape.

We have been given demonstrations of how to brush our teeth and use of the mouthwash so that we do not pass our peculiar Indian spice smell to the guests across the table.  Hence I used to have regular check ups with my dentist in India. Just a year before only, I had gone to him with terrific pain on one of my tooth that he diagnosed as coming of the wisdom that has been blocked by my existing molar. He has then made an opening for the wisdom tooth to come out. Whether I became wiser after that is doubtful as it turned out.

I walked into the reception of the dentist and explained to the receptionist my tooth problem. She put me to the doctor who prescribed some tablets and asked me to come two days later for extraction of the offender. On my arrival at the appointed day, I was very happy that I was going to be attended by the Chief dentist, a Chinese surgeon, as you know Chinese were supposed to be expert dentists.

Making me sitting on the luxurious chair, which defies gravity, he gave me the injection and the entire mouth became numb. Then he asked me in Chinese what is my problem?. I tried with gestures and he said what seemed to me as “oh extraction. No problem ok”.

In no time my two teeth were pulled out. He showed me and said what appeared as to “Why you wanted to pull them?” In the numbness I could not reply. With my mouth wide open and all sorts of primitive tools what reply I can give?  I came out. After an hour the numbness went off and the pain returned. Then only it dawned on me that  the dentist has removed the wrong tooth.

People become wiser when they get wisdom tooth. I became wiser after loosing my wisdom tooth like this. And from then on wards  I do not open my mouth to any dentist Desi or Paradesi.

*****************Rcay*********************

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bakshink
bakshink
1 year ago

Welcome to a new Address RCay Sir and Thank you very much for dropping in and posting a hilarious Post. Yes, you are right one must avoid going to a dentist when abroad, if one can afford it. We Indians definitely never go to a dentist unless we can’t avoid it, although the dental treatment, even though it has become a lot more expensive in India now then what it was a decade ago, because the Indian dentists also have become very smart, but still in India the dental treatment is the cheapest. That’s why all Indians including Immigrants NREs and their Second and Third generations and POI Card holders, they all have all their necessary and even that treatment which is not necessary but may become necessary in the near future, in India, when they come on vacation. The treatment abroad is not only expensive, but you end up feeling cheated, because you pay a lot of money and all along you feel that the person attending to you is not even half as competent as the one back home, who operates from his humble clinic and charges only a few hundred bucks. You have brought to my mind a flood of memories of my experiences with the dentists abroad and I have opened a new Word File and written a title for the article. It will remain saved and hopefully one day, will bring back to me all those memories when I sit down to right about it. Once again, Thanks a ton for coming here.
Regds,
Navneet

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