Hola loyal reader. Demonstrating uncharacteristic responsibility regarding his medical well being, Bruce does the last leg of his medical journey this year, please join him.Â As usual, for those of you who prefer to view these posts from the original blog-site, click here.
I know I am not alone but I really, really hate going to the dentist. However, after my other minor medical challenges this year and really feeling motivated by the event of half ofÂ my troublesome molar falling out, and wondering what life would be like chewing with all my teeth, instead of just the left handed ones for the last 2 1/2 yrs, I gave Ana, my dentista a call. I reached her live, on her cell. Do all medical professionals, down here, pick up their cell calls? It seems so. Ana usually works mornings as she splits time at her one chair facility with her partner Jesus, but with respect for my work schedule she offered to meet me at the clinic at 3:30.
This is my second visit for my crown. Last week Ana prepped my molar and took the impression for the crown I am getting today. On my first visit, midway through, I asked when do I get the root canal? “Why do you need a root canal?” Ana asked. Well I told her that for every other crown (and I have a mouthful) I automatically got a root canal (which is the main reason I hate getting crowns). Ana did some testing and quizzing and determined that I did not need one, and told me that crowned teeth with live nerves last longer. Referencing my previous dentists, Ana jokingly said, “You should sue them!” BTW, Ana does not like working with gloves, she feels she loses some dexterity, and as she reminds me, the risk is all hers.
Ana in front of her clinic. Ana speaks flawless English (I think her vocabulary is larger than mine) having been raised in CA. Her dentistry schooling was at UNAM, DF (Mexico City). Here is her contact info: Ana Morales, Dental Surgeon, Calle 72A, No. 489 x 17 y 19, Col. Garcia Gineres, Merida, 97070. Land line – 999-925-2538, Cel – 999-193-0855, Email – email@example.com. Handy directions for a cabbie: Calle 6, #489 Glorieta Reparto Dolores Patron (entre Colon, Reforma, Cupeles) Col. Garcia Gineres.
Thanks for visiting, gentle reader. Bruce encourages comments always and especially from Merida expats regarding their med experiences. Hasta Pronto!