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I am used to seeing my dentist once a year. Not because of a lack of dental hygiene or an important amount of chocolate eaten. Prevention!
However, I had a lot of things on my mind lately and I forgot to have my teeth checked in December. So I called my dentist today and made an appointment.
I had two reasons for that. First one is that my wisdom teeth start to bother me (nothing urgent, they didn’t even come up yet, but I prefer a specialist to have a look at it). And the second is that I am leaving soon for this years’ trip and I wouldn’t like to have it spoiled by something like hurting teeth.
I don’t even want to imagine spending my time looking for a dentist instead of enjoying what a new destination has to offer. Dentist experience is already horrifying enough at home, why add some random difficulties to it : foreign language (the one that you speak or the one that you don’t), local healthcare system (sometimes better and sometimes not)…
Or you can decide to push your pain away with something from a pharmacy. It can be a good choice if it’s at the end of your stay. But do I want to spend my holidays under the influence of some pain-killers? No.
And what about you? Do you have some experience from visiting a dentist abroad (or any other doctor)? While just travelling or living there? How did it go?
Holidays season is approaching so maybe some of you are going to call their dentist straight away 😉