31 August 2010
We are here for a couple of days while I locate a dentist. I was enjoying a brie and smoked salmon baguette when I had a particularly crunchy mouthful …….. the edge of one of my molars broke off, oh joy! There is not an English-speaking dentist here but the couple that own the chandlery recommended a Spanish one who was also suggested by Jane from the Lotita. My Spanish is almost nil so I was a bit worried about how to get my problem across. I did not want a temporary filling because we are not planning to return home for a while so in the end I typed up a note for the dentist and then used Babel Fish to translate it into Spanish. This worked well and I was given a white composite filling costing 52e. It took about 30 minutes with me having to keep my mouth open all that time while the dentist used ultraviolet light to set the filling. This was all new to me as thankfully I have not had any dental work for years.
Off to Magazon tomorrow.