[quote=“downtownandrew”]I woke up a few days ago to having a Tooth abscess on my jaw…I thought I just burned my jaw bad on hot soup… but no… compared to pics online its a tooth abscess. which is a sure sign that I have a dieing nerve probably and will need a root canal.
I made an appointment with the hospital in Gongguan… and I suspect this was not the most brilliant move to do. Based on my experience in the USA, if you need a dentist at a hospital its usually very,very, expensive. I currently do not have insurance here in Taipei. Nor do I know of a good endodontist in Taipei… google had no results.
Can anyone recommend a good endodontist, which is someone who specializes in root canals, nerves of the jaw, etc. and preferably fluent English. Thank you.[/quote]
The dentist at the hospital in Gongguan spoke enough English to get by, but he is very limited on what he can do at his “office”.
Just to let people know if they decide to go to the Hospital in Gongguan ( tri-service general hospital) that the dentist area is rather dirty to say the least, the equipment to me did not look to be state of the art.
The room where you sit for your x-ray, I was given a very old and dirty protective cape from the radiation. They had to do the xray twice because of either the equipment or the rookie nurse… I am not sure.
So I would only suggest going here if you need an extraction, filling, and you are in a great deal of pain.
I have abscess tooth, I was basically given antibiotics 500mg of amoxicillin which is bound to give me diarrea at that high of a doseage, and told to wait it out.
Because it was underneath a crown there was not much they could do.
I am not a dentist by any means, but I assume that they could not make a mold of my current tooth and perform another crown after the infection was cleared out. I thought he would suggest a root canal at one point, but he never brought it up, and dismissed it when I asked if I needed one. Which surprised me. I am just happy that at this point I still have my tooth and this dentist didnt just suggest taking it out.
$594 for 2 prescriptions, and “emergency periodontal procedure”… which was a 2 minute cleaning if you even want to call it that, of the tooth.
So it was suggested to me that I go to Taipei Medical University Hospital for them to have a look because the equipment is more up to date, etc. Anyone with experience there?