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Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Reassured

Still feeling a little uncertain, I headed off for my appointment with the Milas dentist yesterday.

I had made up my mind that if he mentioned crowns and bridges again, or if I wasn't satisfied with the scale and polish, then I would go elsewhere.

I needn't have worried.  No further mention was made of bridges and crowns and I had the best scale and polish I have ever had in my life.  I am not kidding.  My teeth have never been so clean.  He worked solidly for over an hour, scaling with both electric machine and hand tools, in between and around every single tooth. Over and over again until gums and teeth were spotless.   I needed anaesthetic, but to my delight this dentist used a spray anaesthetic rather than injections, and it was very effective.

He also gave me a lot of useful advice and with the aid of a hand mirror, instructions on how to keep the gums and teeth clean and healthy.

The abscess seems to have disappeared, so nothing further needs to be done.  I do however need 5 fillings, which I suspected would be the case.  These will be done in three appointments over the next couple of weeks.

So it seems I have found myself a good dentist after all.  

16 comments:

  1. Congratulations! Once you find a good and honest dentist, doctor, lawyer or vet, then adopt them because they are worth their weight in gold.

    Especially a lawyer!

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    1. Thanks Nomad. I went by gut instinct in the end and got rid of my doubts. So I have a good dentist, a good vet, trust in the devlet hospital in Milas..but no need of a lawyer just yet!

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  2. Happy you found a good dentist...but glad he didn't have drill like the one on your photo.
    I personally hate going to the dentist, I practically have to drug myself....we have a lady dentist here, she's from Istanbul originally. She's very nice so it takes the edge of visiting her.
    Happy things turned out good for you. Take care.....:-)

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    1. Thankyou Erica. I really hate going to the dentist too. I get very anxious beforehand, and it's such a relief when I walk outof the door afterwards.

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  3. I'm happy for you. A good dentist is very important.

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    1. Romance Book Paradise: Thankyou, and welcome to my blog x

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  4. That must be a relief, Ayak. Nice to know you have a dentist you can trust. What about a photo of your now dazzling smile? :-)

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    1. Yes it is a relief Perpetua. I'll pass on the photo though if you don't mind!

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  5. I am so relieved it all worked well and you have confidence in this chap.

    Our dentist in France was superb, so following her is a difficult act. I'd love to find a good one closer than Nicaragua!

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    1. It's all a bit of a lottery finding dentists Fly. It's a shame we can't take the good ones with us when we move.

      (Something to make you smile...Mr A did his usual haggling and managed to get a discount on the total price for the treatment. It still embarrasses me a bit but the dentist just laughed it off and said I should be used to the Turkish way of doing this by now!)

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  6. I always find the hygienist more painful than any dental treatment. Spray anaesthetic sound a great idea.

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    1. Me too BtoB. I preferred the manual tools they used years ago before they introduced these high speed things, which are very painful if you have sensitive teeth.The spray anaesthetic was great. I hate injections.

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  7. So glad you found a good dentist. We are very lucky with the dentist we found here. He did an excellent job on Ashley's teeth.

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    1. Thanks Hilary. It's so important to feel confidence in your dentist.

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  8. oops! I think my comment was lost. Sorry you are having problems with your teeth. I feel for you. I just had two crowns done in the past two weeks. It appears I grind my teeth, so I now have to order a nightguard. Ugh! not cheap. Hopefully, insurance will pay for some of it. Kelleyn

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    1. Fortunately dental treatment isn't too expensive here Kelleyn. Provided that you avoid the many dentists in the tourist areas who are just trying to make money out of you. It's not covered by our health insurance unless it's emergency treatment carried out at the hospital.

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