A dentist injects an anaesthetic and then prods my wisdom teeth.

Dentist: Can you still feel your teeth?

Me: Yes.

He prods again.

Dentist: Can you still feel it?

Me: Yes.


And my wisdom teeth was out.

I’m in a dental clinic in Da Nang. I’d been let down by the UK dentists who weren’t able to give me an appointment or an emergency slot. I was in pain and on NHS, which made this clinic my only hope. The dentist who was referred to as “the Captain” had assessed my wisdom teeth and took my blood pressure level. My wisdom teeth was out within 15 minutes of my arrival.

I get the bill and it’s 500,000đ. “You get a 50% discount, because it was easy,” says the dentist.