I look after my teeth pretty good, but I didnt expect to be faced with a big-ass cavity in my tooth after eating a chicken drumstick on the way to Lima from Pisco (4 hours away).
After buying some food in Pisco at a market stall and not being able to eat it all, I requested a good ol' doggy bag and took it on the bus journey to the Peru capital of Lima. After saying good bye to two French travelling companions, Juliette & Alice ((Bonjour Amigos!, (did I just mix languages and use a bracket within a bracket?!)) I decided to tuck into this pre-packed dish while simultanesouly dropping it all over the bus floor. After finishing the chicken drumstick I felt as though I had a piece of the drumstick stuck in my tooth, I couldnt get rid of it with my tounge or fingers. After I got to the hostel in Lima, I finall asked Chicago-based traveller, Brian, to take a look at it. "It aint no bone mate, there is a big black hole in your tooth" <enter mild panic>.
Didn't really feel like trying to find a dentist in Peru, dodgy stories instantly played in my head. For peace of mind I had to get it checked out. After a brief internet search, there appeared to be a dentist just across from the hostel, how lucky! After a quick visit, the Peruvian dentist agreed to see me at 2:30. I mean the website looked good and the reception area looked snazzy, its gotta be fine right?
Sitting in the chair with the dentist on my right and assistant on my left, the doctor examined "Gosh man, what did you do?", great, exactly what I wanted to hear. A gaping hole was present on my canine tooth just at the gum."You will need a root canal" the dentist explained. Now, my history of dentist has not been good, I have been known to faint, particularly with injections and my sensitivity to pain just seems more exaggerated than others. Coupled with the fact everyone whom ever has had a root canal says it is f**kin sore, my heart rate went up and felt like fainting, I told him to let the seat down as he tried to explain the procedure to me, my white face and sweaty forehead made him turn and crouch with laughter in his seat. I get the impression this dentist is a little "loose". May I say before I sat on his seat in the first place and I told him I was going to Colombia, he replied with "ooh yes, good looking women there, maybe I should come with you to party,yea?, haha".
You know what I asked him "Have you done root canals before", seriously how insulting is that to a dentist with plaques on a wall etc, I didnt trust anything and was suspicious of all equipment and procedures used. I felt I had to get it out of the way, for price reasons back home and for safety of travel. He started work on me, but had to triple up the does of anaesthehic Licodin because of sensitivity and me just being a general all around b*tch.
Over the course of an hour, I will say this dentist was extremely knowledgeable and professional and also extremely entertaining. Using a lot of technologyand explaining each process. What I noticed further in was that he sang a lot during the procedures, as too did his asistant, I commented and told him too that I sang. Next minute, no sh*t, he starts typing my youtube chanel into the dentist x-ray/photo monitor above my head. So hear I am, a dentist on my right, an assistant girl on my left and me in the middle on a reclined chair with a numb mouth looking at my version of Michael Jackson`s "The way you make me feel" in full speaker volume in a small dentist surgery room. I will never forget that hour!
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