At The Dentist

2 05 2010

This week I had to go to have a root canal treatment and get a crown fitted, so I thought it’d be a good opportunity to go over some of the vocab useful for this not particularly pleasant activity.

At the dentist

The basics

Dentist:   หมอ ฟัน mŏr fan

Tooth: ฟัน fan [classifier: ซี่ sêe]

Rotten/decayed: ผุ pù

Root: ราก râak

Some of the procedures

Root canal treatment: รักษา ราก rák-săa râak

Local Anesthetic: ยา ชา yaa chaa

To fill a tooth: อุด ฟัน ùt fan

Temporary (filling): (อุดฟัน) ชั่วคราว (ùt fan) chûa kraao

Crown: ครอบฟัน krôp fan

Instructions from the dentist

Open your mouth (wide):  อ้า ปาก (กว้าง)  âa  bpàak (gwâang)

Bite: กัด gàt

Chew: เคี้ยว kíeow

Turn your head: หัน ศีรษะ hăn sĕe-sà

Rinse your mouth: บ้วน ปาก bùaan bpàak

Hope these little bit and pieces help make your next visit to the dentist less of a trauma.

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One response

4 05 2010

thanks, brilliant and very relevant language points.

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