This year I have an abscess tooth and a trip to a dentist would be in order. So off we go with our friend Carol. Well it wasn't anything like we expected. It was much like Disneyland but with dentists, liquor and Mexican stuff. There are "hawkers" all over. They try to lead you (astray)to their merchandise. One actually grabbed my wrist. I didn't like that much.
|Typical street in Algodonese|
|Typical car in Algodonese|
The most predominant business is dentistry with all aspects of dentistry covered; general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, root canals, periodontists, implants. Even the dentist offices have hawkers. We had a referral so we searched her out. We found her place of business but it seemed to be closed. The young man in the next building called her on the phone and then walked us through the busy streets to her "winter" office which is closer to the border. I had an x-ray done and she said I needed to go to the root canal specialist. Another young lady came to fetch us and off we go again.
|Dra Monica's office|
Female doctors are Dra and male doctors are Dr. and they go by their first names.
Well Dra Monica said I did not need a root canal so the same young lady walked us back to the first dentist, Dra Janira. Dra Janira had Dra Emma, a periodontist come in for the exam. Turns out I needed some gum surgery and then I will go back next week for a crown, a filling and a "deep" cleaning. Cost of all this......
$450.00 US. Amazing. And they are so good. I have 10 stitches in my mouth and I was in the chair for 2 hours and I have no pain! None! I was prescribed pain meds and Amoxicilin. Cost for that $35.00. Amazing. No wonder there are so many Americans that use Algodonese for their regular dentistry, once or twice a year.
I will post pictures of Dra Janira and Dra Emma, total sweethearts, next week.
|A pretty alleyway|
|The main food court|