Review | Root Canal as Smooth as Cafe Latte
I used to think going to the dentist was one of the least desirable personal medical chores, right after getting those subcutaneous TB tests on the forearm or taking orders from a gruffy physician’s aide named Marge.
A trip to the dentist, I’ve just learned, is not the same in Seoul. If you’re in the Hongdae area, you are in for a treat if, as a consequence, you’ve eaten too many treats without adequate brushing.
The dental office of 여우치과, Korean for Fox Dentistry, is located half a block from Hongdae station (line no. 2 | exit #5 | KEB Bank 4F).
By the looks of it, the clinic is part of a newer breed of dental clinics catering to younger patients, mostly women and college students. The ambience lifts patients far away from the cold sterile experience of perhaps two decades ago into a colorful, bright, warm world created by people who admire design and environment as much as sparkly teeth. Imagine Red Mango meets Coffee Bean and you’re in the right neighborhood of what the office looks like.
While there, I could hear light cocktail piano meandering through melodies, interspersed with the occasional muffled drill and suction against my cheek. With pleasant staff, and even without insurance reasonable fees, I left feeling as though I was leaving a spa.
Here’s a link to their homepage
Tip: The staff does not speak English, as far as I know, but there was another American girl there and she managed fine with just English. Also, as a light disclaimer, I have not been paid to review this place and nothing beats a doctor’s advice over mine!
–Casual observer had a cavity on her left lower molar