Around France

Ouch!! The French Dentist

It’s bad enough to have a crown fall out of your mouth in a new country. Finding out your French dentist speaks no English is worse. Unless, of course, your French dentist is Dr. Espeso. 

The Dentist

French dentistSo who’s complaining? This lovely man speaks Spanish and French, which means we could almost carry on a conversation. My Spanish is just a little better than my French. With sign language and a few broken sentences in English, French, and Spanish,  the doctor understood my problem. It helped that I was carrying a tooth and had a hole in my mouth where the tooth fit.

Looking at the tooth and motioning, I think he said something like, “I’m not sure this is going to last.”

At that point, I had no options. A visit to a dentist to get a crown glued in is one thing. Having serious dental work done isn’t a choice. Can you imagine trying to figure out a dental procedure with my French? ACH

You’re curious to see the inside of a dental office in Uzès, right?

French dentist

 Coming from the street into the old building, I was concerned.

French dentist

The door to the dentist’s office is on the “premier etage.” (The lower level is the street floor.)

French dentist

The room where the dental chair and equipment were set up was familiar. Relief!


French dentist

French dentist

Familiar or not,  a visit to the dentist is never fun.

French dentist

Thanks for making it a day to remember!French dentist

French dentist

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    • I don’t have dental insurance in the US or in France. Fortunately I don’t have enough problems that it makes it worthwhile. So I just paid cash for the work here. It was about equivalent to $60 US.

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