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Post by deptrai » Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:47 am

Went to Dazzling Smile last week. 1,200 baht for checkup, scaling & polish. 200 baht was for the 45 second check up + 1,000 baht for the scaling & polish. The whole ordeal was 30 minutes and you do need an appointment. The posted rate for scaling & polish was a range of 1,000 - 1,500. I would return.

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Post by Big Boy » Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:41 pm

An interesting scenario today.........

I took Mrs BB to the dentist (I won't name the particular dentist) 2 weeks ago because she had toothache.

For some strange reason, Mrs BB insisted I went in with her. Dentist took a look and sent her for an x-ray. It was just me and the dentist in the room and she said she feared it would require a root canal. My only reaction was, "Ouch, that'll hurt," referring to my painful experience, not the pain on my wallet.

5 minutes later, she confirmed her diagnosis - root canal. No time to do it in that appointment, but she'd make an appointment soonest (today). In the meantime, she did a temporary filling (1500 Baht), which fell out before bedtime. Mrs BB asked how much the root canal would cost and was told 17,000Baht.

I went into swan mode - cool appearance, but thinking oh sh*t. I shrugged, and said OK.

In the 2 week gap, particularly being in pain because of the dentist's incompetence she talked to a few people who suggested she just have the tooth out. She asked me what I thought (which was absolute joy), and again, keeping cool, said it was up to her. As the days moved on, much to my relief she talked herself into an extraction (500 Baht).

She told the dentist her decision, and the dentist said she had a book that said she wasn't allowed to do an extraction. My wife said fair enough, she'd go somewhere else. At that point, the dentist agreed to do the extraction.

It was the dentist's reference to her book that got me wondering. Quite a lot of Thais use this dentist as well - 17,000 Baht would be 2 months wages to them. Does the book only come into play when Farangs are footing the bill?

500 Baht instead of 18,500 Baht , and the pain could have been sorted immediately instead of prolonging the agony for 2 weeks. I just wonder how many dentists are working to the 'book'? This was a bottom tooth, completely out of sight, and my wife is no spring chicken. 18,000 Baht and 2 additonal weeks of pain for nothing.
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Post by Big Boy » Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:03 pm

An interesting scenario today.........

I took Mrs BB to the dentist (I won't name the particular dentist) 2 weeks ago because she had toothache.

For some strange reason, Mrs BB insisted I went in with her. Dentist took a look and sent her for an x-ray. It was just me and the dentist in the room and she said she feared it would require a root canal. My only reaction was, "Ouch, that'll hurt," referring to my painful experience, not the pain on my wallet.

5 minutes later, she confirmed her diagnosis - root canal. No time to do it in that appointment, but she'd make an appointment soonest (today). In the meantime, she did a temporary filling (1500 Baht), which fell out before bedtime. Mrs BB asked how much the root canal would cost and was told 17,000Baht.

I went into swan mode - cool appearance, but thinking oh sh*t. I shrugged, and said OK.

In the 2 week gap, particularly being in pain because of the dentist's incompetence she talked to a few people who suggested she just have the tooth out. She asked me what I thought (which was absolute joy), and again, keeping cool, said it was up to her. As the days moved on, much to my relief she talked herself into an extraction (500 Baht).

She told the dentist her decision, and the dentist said she had a book that said she wasn't allowed to do an extraction. My wife said fair enough, she'd go somewhere else. At that point, the dentist agreed to do the extraction.

It was the dentist's reference to her book that got me wondering. Quite a lot of Thais use this dentist as well - 17,000 Baht would be 2 months wages to them. Does the book only come into play when Farangs are footing the bill?

500 Baht instead of 18,500 Baht , and the pain could have been sorted immediately instead of prolonging the agony for 2 weeks. I just wonder how many dentists are working to the 'book'? This was a bottom tooth, completely out of sight, and my wife is no spring chicken. 18,000 Baht and 2 additonal weeks of pain for nothing.
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Post by Nereus » Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:36 pm

She told the dentist her decision, and the dentist said she had a book ....................
She meant a Bank Book, that needed topping up. :shock:
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Post by Bluesky » Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:56 pm

Went through a similar situation recently. Tripped over late last year and managed to get about a dozen stitches over the eye. Didn't realize at the time but I had also managed to fracture a tooth below gum line. The tooth had previously had root canal treatment. Saw the dentist in town and likewise advised it was beyond her area of treatment and referred me onto a specialist. After poking and prodding around specialist advised the root canal would need re doing and a crown would be needed. About 18,000 baht. Further advised that the crown could possibly fail after several years and would have to be redone. Alternatives offered 1. A Bridge 2. An implant. Both of which would require extraction of the remaining tooth. As the tooth was out of visual range decided at to have the tooth extracted which once again required another specialist for the removal. Dentist worked for about 50 mins to remove tooth. Apart from infection around the broken tooth there was also some further infection around the original 'silver pin' root canal work that had been previously done. The dentist cleaned up the residual infected area. The pain was hardly noticeable after the affects of the anesthetic wore off. This was done 3 weeks ago and no further ache or pain issues. i really have not missed the tooth and at this point I am wondering if I should bother to go down the road of either a bridge or implant. Cost of extraction was also 500 baht.
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Post by handdrummer » Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:58 am

Implants are expensive and cause considerable pain. 1. Drill into the gum down into the bone. 2. Screw in a titanium screw. 3. attach tooth.

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