Is there any place we can check if the dentist is registered and is legal and all that stuff? Because I know of cases where people are fake dentists and stuff like that.
I knew tooth (5, right side I think) wasn't well. On a rainy day in Paris I felt it was worse. OMG. How can a person who does not speak French go to a French dentist? Well, lucky this person here speaks two other languages.
I checked on this forum, just got you guys talking about prices and mutuelles. I failed to check the thread about English speaking dentists.
Halfway through I also checked the community of my other spoken language. And I found 3 people recommending a nice, not so expensive dentist.
That's what I needed.
I rang. Spoke easily. Went to see her. On the x-rays she just told me "oh oh, needs a root canal . . . my colleague will do that for you".
I said: 'hang on there. how much? She said "€230".
Well, I thought, not too bad. But, what do you mean my colleague will do that?, I asked.
Next minute, this Tunisian guy was halfway through the process. OK, that's fast. Oh well, he finished already. Oh dear. That must be France. Modern. Advanced.
He looks at me and book me for the following week. Pay €150 now and the rest next week. Not bad.
OK. On the following week, surprise! My nice dentist is away for the week. OK. How are we going to communicate now? OK, sit down. Ziiiiii, zuuuuu, shfosudfhhhs. (this is the drilling sound).
Then, he speaks with his assistant. Then they showed me my tooth through the mirror. And he writes on a piece of paper: €600.
I managed to understand that unfortunately to have a strong tooth that won't get noir soon, I would need a crown (I had never heard of root canal that didn't need one, indeed). And k209fja;lkdjf048ha;lkfjaosf03r94u. Yes, that's the French part.
Luckily, the cleaner is Portuguese and she nicely offered to help my poor understanding. Apparently he was doing a nice price for me because I didn't have mutuelle.
But nobody was able to tell me why he didn't tell me the original price didn't include the crown, lol; how it jumped from €230 to €600 (+€150 already paid).
Anyway, that's my story. It' done. I'm gonna finish this crown with them and you know what? I don't feel comfortable going back there.