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On holiday and have an emergency toothache ?


Occasionally tourists that visit the Beachcamp or any other camping site in Cape Town, may find themselves in need of a good dentist. Toothache is a pain at the nest of times, but when you are on holiday in a foreign country, it can be much more than a nuisance. Being away from home and having a throbbing pain in your mouth is just about the worst thing that can happen when traveling on holiday…besides losing your passport or being robbed! I found myself in this situation whilst traveling Europe a few years ago, so I know what it’s like. While staying at a guesthouse in Stuttgart, I was fortunate to come a across an article on the guesthouse’s website recommending a good local dentist. I would like to recommend Dr P. Singh, dentist Claremont, to any tourist or traveler that finds themselves in need of a dentist in Cape Town. I know what it’s like to be away from home, in pain and in need of a dentist, but not sure who you can trust. Dr Singh was first recommended to me in 2011 by a good friend of mine. At the time I was still studying and working as a waiter in a restaurant to try and pay the bills. To put it bluntly, I was not earning a lot of money at the time and didn’t think I could even afford to see a dentist. My friend who happened to work at the same restaurant as me was pretty much in the same financial state as myself. She recommended Dr Singh as being a skilled dentist with extremely affordable rates. I’m not sure if my reluctance to see a dentist was due to my financial concerns or the fact that I was pretty certain I would need a root canal. Anyway, I ended up calling his practice in Belvedere Rd, Claremont and I made an appointment to see him. Dr Singh started his dental surgery in Claremont in 2010 and is conveniently situated close to Newlands, Rondebosch and Kenilworth. I think he could sense my nervousness when I arrived and somehow managed to put me at ease with manner in which he treated me.

Although I was unfortunately correct in my anticipation that I would require a root canal procedure, I was pleasantly surprised at how painless it was, both physically and on my wallet. I really can’t say how Dr Singh managed to perform the root canal procedure on me with me experiencing so little pain. He somehow managed to distract me by chatting away while he worked. I did not even feel the injection he administered for local anesthesia. I am normally terrified of needles. I actually asked him when he was going to do it and could not believe it when he told me that he had already given me the injection. With the same conviction my friend originally recommended Dr Singh to me, I recommend him to you. If you need a good dentist Claremont, don’t look further than Dr Singh. The root can procedure was finished quickly and painlessly. When I received my bill for the treatment, I was certain they had made a mistake. It was half the amount that I expected to pay. Normally you get what you pay for, so if you buy something cheap, expect poor quality. This is not the case here. I was so impressed with quality of dental care I received and the affordable rates that I have continued to go to Dr Singh since then. Even after moving further away from Claremont, I still go back to him. So, if you are traveling in Cape Town or South Africa and find yourself suffering from toothache, you now have somewhere to go 🙂


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